Loyola University Chicago

Department of Biology

Summer 2019 Opportunities

 

CRISP Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) - National Science Foundation

The University of Mississippi - Gulf Coast Summer Field Program

The University of Iowa - Summer 2019 Research Experiences

2019 Amgen Scholars Program at NIH

Medical College of Wisconsin Graduate School - Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Diversity Summer Health-Related Research Education Program (DSHREP)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Research Opportunity for Academic Development in Science (ROADS)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Apprenticeship in Medicine (AIM)

Indiana University - Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Animal Behavior

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at IU School of Medicine 

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Northern Illinois University

Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Minority Students (Marshall University) 

Minnesota/Chicago - EchinaceaProject

Summer Student Research Internship at LUMC Oncology Institute, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Health Sciences Division

University of North Florida Summer Research for Undergraduates

 

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The CRISP Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) program.

The goal of the CRISP REU program is to offer high-quality, state-of-the-art research experiences, enrichment activities and professional development events to undergraduates. Current research topics range from thin film growth and characterization to friction and manipulation at the atomic level with projects involving computation, simulation, fabrication, characterization and image processing. Materials systems included semiconductors, dielectrics, optical materials and bio-materials.

Program Dates: June 3, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Application: Starting November 1, candidates must apply directly to the Yale SURF program through the Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program. Students must also complete the CRISP Supplementary Application to indicate interest. The entire application package, including two letters of recommendation and official transcript(s), must be received by February 01, 2019.

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The University of Mississippi - Gulf Coast Summer Field Program

We are excited to announce our 2019 GCRL Summer Field Program course line-up.  Students can apply online by visiting the following URL: Usm.edu/GCRL-apply.  Classes will be filled on a first come first served basis.    Our field and laboratory intensive class sizes are kept small to ensure everyone gets a great experience.  With this in mind, we encourage students to apply early to secure a seat in the course of their choice.  Please share this information with students and colleagues that may have an interest in the Summer Field Program. We are looking forward to another great summer exploring the coastal habitats of the northern Gulf of Mexico. You can find more information at our website http://gcrl.usm.edu/summer_field/index.php or by searching “GCRL Summer Field Program” on facebook.  If you have any questions or if you need additional information, please contact myself or Margaret Firth at Margaret.firth@usm.edu or by phone at 228-818-8852.  We hope to see you on campus this summer!

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The University of Iowa - Summer 2019 Research Experiences

The University of Iowa is offering ten NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities during the 2019 summer. Research projects will span a range of topics, including evolution of behavior, origin of species, cancer evolution, evolution of sex, and paleontology. REU students will work on one project, but through interactions with their cohort will ultimately receive a broad exposure to evolutionary science. As part of the program, students will: receive training in research best practices, participate in career workshops, create a digital exhibit based on their research for the University of Iowa Natural History Museum, and make formal research presentations based on their work. Housing, a meal allowance, stipend, and a travel allowance will be provided to all participants.

Link to program website and application form:

https://biology.uiowa.edu/reu

If you have questions, feel free to contact Andrew Forbes

(andrew-forbes@uiowa.edu) or Maurine Neiman (maurine-neiman@uiowa.edu).

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2019 Amgen Scholars Program at NIH

NIH will begin accepting applications for the 2019 Amgen Scholars Program at NIH from Nov. 26, 2018 through Feb. 1, 2019.  For more information about the Amgen Scholars Program or to complete an application, visit www.AmgenScholars.com (link is external).

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Medical College of Wisconsin Graduate School - Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

SPUR participants will make significant contributions to various kinds of medical/health research projects.  We encourage you to view our abstract booklet from this past summer to see what kinds of research participants were exposed to.  Choose from over 25 different areas of research that you have interest in when you submit your application.

Participation requirements:

- All applicants must be 18 years of age or older by the start of the program to be eligible for participation.  Other than that, we do not have any formal requirements.  That being said, our faculty typically prefer applicants who:

- Have a GPA of 3.2 or higher

- Are in the summer between their sophomore-to-junior or junior-to-senior years in college

- Are enrolled in a STEM-related major

- Express interest in pursuing a health-related graduate or professional degree program.

Application deadline is February 1st, 2019.

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Medical College of Wisconsin - Diversity Summer Health-Related Research Education Program (DSHREP)

DSHREP is a ten-week program where undergraduate and graduate students are provided with information about career opportunities in medicine and biomedical research in an invigorating educational environment. The intention of this program is to develop an understanding of critical issues in basic science and clinical research. Click here for more information.

Application Deadline is February 1, 2019

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Medical College of Wisconsin - Research Opportunity for Academic Development in Science (ROADS)

ROADS is a seven-week program where high school students are provided with information about career opportunities in medicine and biomedical research in an invigorating educational environment. The intention of this program is to develop an understanding of critical issues in basic science and clinical research. Click here for more information.

Application Deadline is March 1, 2019

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Medical College of Wisconsin - Apprenticeship in Medicine (AIM)

The Apprenticeship In Medicine (AIM) program at Medical College of Wisconsin emphasizes academic preparation, achievement and career awareness.

Students are chosen competitively based on strong recommendations, academic accomplishments, and interest. If selected for an interview, applicants come to MCW for a face-to-face interview. Applicants are reviewed holistically so we take a variety of factors into consideration. Click here for more information.

Application Deadline is March 1, 2019

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Indiana University - Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Animal Behavior

Our Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Animal Behavior is a National Science Foundation sponsored program that offers unique opportunities for students interested in animal behavior. Our REU provides students from institutions across the country with research experiences guided by mentors from the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior at Indiana University. The internships are intended to encourage and enhance the participation of members from groups currently under-represented in science (racial minorities, first-generation college, and persons from low income families or with disabilities), but we seriously consider applications from any citizen or permanent resident of the United States who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

Our Animal Behavior REU interns spend 10 weeks conducting research with mentors drawn primarily from the Departments of Biology, Anthropology, and Psychological & Brain Sciences. In addition, our interns attend lectures and participate in workshops on practical career skills (e.g., ethics, preparing a CV, studying for the GREs). Our summer research program is an excellent way to gain skills and prepare for graduate school and a career in the sciences.

Each undergraduate intern receives 1) a stipend of $5,250; 2) single-room housing on campus; 3) a supplemental on-campus meal plan; and 4) travel expenses to Indiana University. This year’s program dates are May 20 to July 27, 2019. The on-line application and other program information are on our web site at: https://animalbehavior.indiana.edu/research/reu/index.html

The APPLICATION DEADLINE is FEBRUARY 15, 2019.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at IU School of Medicine

This ten-week summer program includes research and career development components, and is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a doctoral training program in the biomedical sciences. Research areas of study include precision medicine, genomics, bioinformatics, cancer, neuroscience, infectious disease, cell and immunotherapy, musculoskeletal research, metabolic diseases, cardiovascular systems and addition.

The program pays each participant a $5,000 stipend, and housing is provided to those whose permeant address is greater than 30 miles from our campus in Indianapolis, IN. The flyer including additional information can be viewed and downloaded at: https://iu.box.com/v/SUREBS-Flyer

You can apply to our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in the Biomedical Sciences by visiting: http://go.iu.edu/27IR. The deadline for application is January 15th.

Please contact Britney Hieser (biomed@iupui.edu) with additional questions.

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Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Northern Illinois University

We are pleased to announce our NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program. Our summer session (June - August 10, 2019) will provide exciting research opportunities for both undergraduate students as well as faculty/undergraduate team pairs. Each participating student or faculty/student team will be matched with an NIU faculty mentor. Research projects cover a broad range of topics in the chemical and biochemical fields, such as chemical synthesis, energy storage and protein engineering. All participants will receive a $5,000 stipend and free housing is provided for all student participants. Additional details, as well as the online applications, may be found at http://go.niu.edu/CHEMREU.

 

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Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Minority Students (Marshall University)

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Minnesota/Chicago Echinacea Project

Are you interested in gaining field research experience and learning about the ecology and evolution of plants and plant-animal interaction in fragmented prairie? The Echinacea Project is offering positions for students and soon-to-be graduates, including several NSF-funded summer REU positions at our field site in Minnesota, and a 12-month internship in Minnesota for the summer and at the Chicago Botanic Garden for the off-season. With the Echinacea Project, you will survey natural plant populations, measure plant traits in experimental plots, observe and collect insects, and assist in all aspects of research. Interns will have the option to do an independent research project. We have diverse potential projects for students with backgrounds in plant ecology, pollination biology, evolution, statistics, conservation, and computer science. In the past, researchers have conducted on a variety of topics including invasive species, prairie restoration, and plant-herbivore interactions.

No experience is necessary, but you must be enthusiastic, hard-working, and always willing to learn new things. Expect working in the tallgrass prairie for up to 8 hours a day. Housing is provided and there is a stipend. REU participants will do an independent research project.

Information about our positions for summer 2019 (starting in June) can be found at http://echinaceaproject.org/opportunities/. Review of applications will begin on February 28th for REU positions, and March 7th for other positions. Please feel free to email us with any questions you may have.

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Summer Student Research Internship at LUMC Oncology Institute, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Health Sciences Division

The Oncology Research Institute welcomes applications from LUC undergraduate science majors for a ten-week, full time research internship at Loyola’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, HSD, on the Maywood campus. The internships will begin on May 20, 2019 and are open to all current LUC freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Student interns will receive supervised research experience in on-going basic science research projects related to human cancer currently in progress at the Cancer Center. A stipend will be awarded to student interns who are accepted for this summer program. The goal of this program is to promote and advance the educational and professional career goals of student interns by engaging them in the planning and carrying out of experiments, collecting data and preparing to report on results and their conclusions. Interns work will be guided and supervised by HSD faculty and their laboratory staff personnel. An important component of the internship will be participation in a symposium on July 29, 2019. At this symposium, each intern will give a ten-minute presentation explaining his/her project and data s/he obtained. Please follow the link in order to apply for this internship. Please note that the application deadline is February 28, 2019. Questions can be addressed to Fr. Breslin, S.J., personally in his office, Quinlan LSB 442, or at pbresli@luc.edu.

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University of North Florida Summer Research for Undergraduates

OVERVIEW

Beginning in 2013, the University of North Florida became one of the newest host sites for the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The UNF REU Program offers paid research training experiences in Coastal Biology to 10 undergraduate students during a 10-week period from late May through late July. REU participants are paired with Coastal Biologists at UNF and the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) and conduct mentored research projects related to their advisor's expertise. Prior to this, students will complete a 1-week orientation on performing research in Coastal Biology to prepare them for their directed research projects.  Students will also gain experience in science communication by presenting the results of their project at a departmental-wide research poster mini-symposium.  Participants will attend research seminars and workshops on career skills in science.  Students may also have the opportunity to present their research findings at professional conferences.

 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for participation in the 2019 UNF REU program, students must be:

  • S. Citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions
  • Enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate degree.
  • Available for the full duration of the program, from May 20th to July 26th (some exceptions possible)

Freshman- and Sophomore-level science students and students from minority groups underrepresented in science (African Americans, Latinos and Hispanics, Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, and Alaskan Natives) are especially encouraged to apply!

 

TRAVEL, STIPENDS, AND HOUSING

Students participating in the REU program will receive:

  • Stipend of $5,500 over the 10-week period
  • Free housing in a UNF dormitory and meals
  • Support for transportation between UNF and their home institution

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Students interested in applying to the 2019 UNF REU program can acquire information on the application procedure from the program website.  The deadline for applications is March 20, 2019.

See: http://www.unf.edu/coas/biology/coastal_biology/REU-Apply.aspx

 

ABOUT UNF

UNF is a 40-year old, comprehensive public university situated on ~1,300 acres of scenic timberland located 7 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean and 12 miles southeast of the urban setting of downtown Jacksonville, FL.  Because of its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, the St. Johns River, and the GTMNERR, UNF is uniquely suited to serve as a base for contemporary research in Coastal Biology.  For additional information about UNF, visit www.unf.edu

 

Visit us at: http://www.unf.edu/coas/biology/coastal_biology/REU.aspx

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