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External & Summer Experiences

Engaging in research during the summer is a great way to obtain valuable experience and build your academic credentials. The list of opportunities below includes programs sponsored by The National Science Foundation (NSF) and other summer programs available at institutions in the United States abroad. Contact the OUR for information regarding these opportunities and for assistance with the application process.

USF REU Experiences

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Pathways to Science
Education and career training opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics(STEM)
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National Science Foundation REU’s
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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship Program
Application deadline: Feb. 18, 2014
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American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF)
Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2014
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AMGEN Scholars Program(biotechnology)
Application deadline: varies by institution, typically early February
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ATT Research Labs(computer science, math, statistics, electrical engineering, operations research, systems engineering, industrial engineering, or related fields)
Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2014
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Biological Discovery in Woods Hole Summer Opportunity for Undergraduate Research
Application deadline: March 15, 2014
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Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (Cornell)
Application deadline: Feb. 7, 2014
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Brain Research Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) Pathway to Neuroscience and Physiology (UCLA)
Application deadline: March 1, 2014
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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Internships (Wash DC)
Application deadline: March 1 for Summer, June 15 for Fall, October 15 for Spring
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Computational and Informational Systems Laboratory(multiple disciplines)
Application deadline: Jan. 15 2014
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Deep-C Consortium
Application deadline: early Spring 2014
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Department of Homeland Security STEM Summer Internship Program
Application deadline: Jan. 6, 2014
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DOE Scholars Program
Application deadline: Jan. 12, 2014
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Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EHREP)(Multiple disciplines)
Application deadline: February 15, 2014
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EuroScholars Program(study abroad)
Application deadline:April 1 for Fall, October 1 for Spring
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Great Lakes Summer Research for Undergraduates Program
Application deadline: March 15, 2014
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HACU National Internship Program (all disciplines)
Application deadline: March 14, 2014
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Introductory Multicultural Summer UR Experience (IMSURE) (all disciplines)
Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2014
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Janelia Undergraduate Scholars (Neuroscience)
Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2014
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LearnLab Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
Application deadline: Feb. 17, 2014
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Maryland SeaGrant Summer REU Program
Application deadline: Feb. 21, 2014
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NASA Education Research Internships
Application deadline: varies
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NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Application deadline: March 3, 2014
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NIST Summer Research Fellowship
Application deadline: Feb. 14, 2014
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Princeton Summer Research Opportunities (PSURE)
Application deadline:Feb. 1, 2014
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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)(all NSF funded disciplines)
Application deadline:varies by program
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RISE Program (biology, chemistry, physics, earth science and engineering)
Application deadline: Jan. 31,2014
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SERC Internship Program in Environmental Studies(multiple disciplines)
Application deadline: varies by semester
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Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships USDOE (SULI)(STEM fields)
Application deadline: Jan. 10, 2014 for Summer semester
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Application deadline: Feb. 3,  2014
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Smithsonian National Zoo Internships
Application deadline: varies by semester
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Summer Medical and Dental Research Program
Application deadline: March 1, 2014
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Summer Mentoring & Research Training: Methods in Neuroscience of Drug-Abuse (SMART MIND)
Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2014
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Summer Program in Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Harvard)
Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2014
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Summer Research – Early Identification Program (all disciplines)
Application deadline:Feb. 1, 2014
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Summer Research Opportunities (SROP) (all disciplines)
Application deadline:Feb. 10, 2014
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Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program(SUROP)(Kansas State University)
Application deadline:Feb. 1, 2014
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University of Cincinnati SURF Program
Application deadline: Feb. 16, 2014
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University of Washington Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EHREP)
Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2014
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Zannoni Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Awards
Application deadline: March 1, 2014
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Additional REU Experiences Open to Both Domestic and International Students

Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BIOMedRAP) (Washington University)
Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2014
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Cold Spring Harbor Lab REU
Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2014
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CNUP REU (University of Pittsburgh)
Application deadline: Feb. 12, 2014
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HSCI Internship Program (Harvard University)
Application deadline: Feb. 5, 2014
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Mayo Clinic REU (Mayo Graduate School)
Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2014
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MIT Summer Research Program
Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2014
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Mount Sinai Summer REU (Icahn School of Medicine)
Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2014
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REU Opportunity at the Sackler Institute (New York University)
Application deadline: Feb. 3, 2014
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SMART Program (Baylor College of Medicine)
Application deadline: Jan. 10, 2014
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Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)(Medical College of Wisconsin)
Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2014
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