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NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program

  • Description: The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Project, or USRP, offers internship opportunities for undergraduate science and engineering students at all 10 NASA centers and additional partner facilities. These mentor-guided internships provide hands-on, real-life, career-related experiences that challenge, inspire, and provide practical application that complements and expands upon students' academic education. 
    Three internship sessions are offered: a 15-week spring session, a 10-week summer session and a 15-week autumn session. Eligible applicants must be classified as sophomores, juniors or seniors by the start of their internship. The students must be U.S. citizens with academic majors or course concentration in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or physical and life sciences.
  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $6,500-$9,500
  • Contact: Nick Gardner 281-483-4722

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • Description: Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking students at all academic levels to provide hands-on research experience in their lab.  Eligibility requirements are listed on the program website.
  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Ammount: Varies
  • Contact: See webisite

Research Experience for Undergrads on River and Coastal Restoration

  • Description: Undergraduate students in Civil Engineering, Geology, Biology, Ecology, Hydrology, Physics, Mathematics and related fields are invited to apply to participate in NSF-sponsored summer research at the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics. 
  • Application Deadline:February
  • Ammount: $500/wk plus transpertation and housing
  • Contact: Dr. Diana Dalbotten 612-624-4608

The Genome Center at Washington University

  • Description: An eight week summer program in which students will conduct research with investigators on campus. There is also the Extensive Study program which is a one-year postbaccalaureate program for recent college graduates, where students will work at the Genome Center.
  • Application Deadline:February
  • Ammount: Competitive Stipend, on-campus housing, and travel to/from program.
  • Contact: Genome Institute 314-286-1879

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship

  • Description: The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) awards fellowships to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines. This program advances the transportation workforce by attracting the brightest minds to the field through education, research, and workforce development. The DDETFP encompasses all modes of transportation.
  • Applicaiton Deadline: Varies
  • Ammount: $1,500 for travel, plus possible stipend
  • Contact: Henry Murdaugh 703-235-0538

The LSAMP Center for International Undergraduate Research

  • Description: Looking for LSAMP students with previous research experience to go to any of the dozens of locations abroad and work on research projects spanning most STEM areas. No language requirement.
  • Application Deadline:February
  • Amount: $4,400, plus housing and travel expenses.
  • Contact: Dept. of Chemestry

The University Visit Program (UVP) at the University of Utah

  • Description: The University Visit Program seeks prospective students who are underrepresented in graduate studies - ethnic and cultural minority groups (African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders.) The UVP is an opportunity for a two-way interview. The diversity office in The Graduate School is looking for students congruent with graduate programs at the University of Utah.
  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Contact: Sweeney Windchief 801-581-6233

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