Summer Research Opportunities


On Campus

SURE is the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience that allows students to work with faculty on research projects in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physics, geology, and mathematics.



    Each summer the Einstein Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) brings together 50 college students for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to conduct laboratory research at one of the world's top-ranking scientific institutions. The program is designed for undergraduates with a strong background in science who are considering a research career

    Each summer hundreds of undergraduates step into some of the world’s premier research universities and institutions to participate in the Amgen Scholars Program. Students conduct hands-on research in the lab alongside top faculty, participate in seminars and networking events, and take part in symposia with their peers and leading scientists.

    The Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute Summer Research Program provides high school and undergraduate students research exposure in the field of diabetes and metabolism.  All students are provided with opportunity for bench-work, lectureship and participation in a poster session.

    The Summer STAR (Student Training And Research) Program provides opportunities for highly motivated and talented undergraduate students to develop skills as young scientists and to further explore their interest in biomedical research. STAR participants are matched to  a biomedical research laboratory and engage in a research project under the guidance of a Augusta University faculty member and their lab team.

    The Summer Undergraduate Research Training (SMART) Program provides frontier-level, biomedical summer research projects for undergraduates in a supportive environment with supplemental educational activities.

    The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at Big Ten Academic Alliance universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities.

    STaRS (Summer Training as Research Scholars) is a dynamic program that is designed to promote more equitable access to graduate education for students historically underrepresented in science and medicine. STaRS provides scholars with the opportunity to participate in research and enhances the skills required for successful entrance and completion of a graduate program or an MD/PhD program in the biomedical sciences.

    The Undergraduate Summer Research Program is a ten-week program in which students carry out independent research projects in the labs of Brandeis science facilities along side Brandeis faculty.

    As one of the top research universities in the United States, Case Western Reserve University highly values student research which provides opportunities for active learning, practical experience, and training.

    The Division of Developmental Biology at Children's Hospital Research Foundation of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing high quality training opportunities that will both enhance ongoing research within the medical center and stimulate further study in this area by future generations of researchers.

    The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at CSHL provides an opportunity for undergraduate scientists from around the world to conduct first-rate research. Students learn the scientific process, technical methods and theoretical principles, and communicate their discoveries to other scientists. Approximately 20 students come to CSHL each summer for the 10-week program, living and working in the exciting Laboratory environment.

    New York Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York offers a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in exciting research projects within one of four disciplines including Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Entomology, Food Science, and Horticulture. Student interns will have the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students and postdocs on research projects that can be laboratory or field-based.

    In addition to this research opportunity, Cornell also offers two other Summer Programs:

      The ACCESS Summer Research Program is offering a Summer Internship Program for Underserved College Students. The aim of the internship is to awaken and foster an interest in biomedical research and education. It is open to students who are interested in getting a Ph.D. degree and who have excelled in their sophomore or junior years in college.

      The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program for Premedical Students is an opportunity which gives 25 premedical students deeper insights into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, the student learns how one pursues a specific research problem under the supervision of a faculty member, thus providing an early education into basic research techniques that could be applicable to any area of medicine.

    The HS-MACA/CPHHE Summer Research Institute at Creighton University introduces high school students and college students to research and prepares them for careers in the health sciences through biomedical research and community-based research.

    Dartmouth's Academic Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE) provides summer research experience to undergraduates. Focusing on academic research, networking, and mentoring, ASURE prepares students for future graduate research training. ASURE is open to all non-Dartmouth students.

    Danforth interns gain exposure to all aspects of modern scientific research, from design to experimentation to reporting. See first-hand what it takes to become a world-class plant scientist, and the broader impact of scientific discovery.

    The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies awards nine-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) to undergraduate students wishing to explore biomedical research careers.

    The Academy is offering a summer biomedical research opportunity for undergraduates to get hands-on experience in research. Summer students work closely with post-doctorates, graduate students, and lab personnel of the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Science.

      The Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine (HSRPKM) offers a robust and varied introduction to the world of kidney medicine (nephrology) for undergraduate college students considering a career in science or medicine and particularly suited for students who are interested in pursuing a PhD or MD PhD. The program is an intensive research experience and students are encouraged to become immersed in their project by reading about the focus of the laboratory and participating in meetings and events hosted by the laboratory.

      The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) is a unique summer research opportunity at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for undergraduate rising sophomores, juniors and seniors with a commitment to the health of Native American communities. Students engage in a basic science research project under the direction of a Harvard Medical School Faculty Mentor.


    The Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in biomedical and/or public health research to students from a variety of backgrounds - including students from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in science and medicine, students from low-income/underserved backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program provides research exposure for those interested in potential careers in science, medicine, and public health.

    The Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D., the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. This all expense paid summer internship provides students with a competitive stipend, travel, and housing.

    The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), sponsored by Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, offers a great way to build your skills as a young scientist or test your inclinations toward research.

    Our SURF fellows tell us about the lasting friendships they made during the program and how the experience helped them with their career decision-making process.


    BSG-MSRP- Bio is a 10-week research-intensive summer training program to advanced non-MIT sophomore and junior science majors who have an interest in a research career.

    The DSRTP Program provides an independent summer research experience at NIH laboratories to undergraduate students from groups under-represented in biomedical science or disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in research careers.

    The Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Program offers a ten week, mentored research experience for students interested in pursuing future PhD or MD/PhD studies.  The Program typically begins around Memorial Day and ends in early August.

    The Gates Summer Internship Program (GSIP) encourages outstanding undergraduates to consider careers in biomedical research and regenerative medicine. State-of-the-art training opportunities are provided in the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine members' laboratories.

    The NanoSURE REU Program is designed to advance nanoscale science re-search at the under-graduate level and contribute to the education and training of the nanotechnology workforce of the future. Nanoscale science research faculty from the Departments of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Optical Science, and Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Science will provide well defined projects related to nanoscale science for all participants. A ten-week summer research experience is offered and includes a stipend for summer research, allowance for research supplies, on-campus housing, seminars and workshop activities, recreational activities, and a final research symposium. 

    The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science's, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories. Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.

    The Excellence in Cardiovascular Sciences (EICS) program is an opportunity for underrepresented minorities to gain research experience during the summer months. The program includes research training in the cardiovascular sciences with mentoring by medical school faculty.

    The Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMedRAP) is a 10-week summer research program for exceptional students interested in pursuing biomedical research careers. This program is designed to provide a rigorous, in-depth research experience to prepare participants for top-quality Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs in the biological and biomedical sciences.