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Other Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)

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Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Expedition

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STAR (Summer Training in Alcohol Research) at the University of Kentucky

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Ecosystem Field Studies 2014

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NSF Research Experience for Pre-service STEM Teachers

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NSF and NASA Funded Programs for Students

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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Research Experience for Undergraduates



2014 Cornell Summer Research Scholars Program

Cornell University's New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York offers a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students can participate in exciting projects within one of four disciplines including Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Entomology, Food Science and Horticulture.

The student interns will have the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students and post docs on research projects that can be laboratory or field-based.

The internship is for 9 weeks beginning June 2, 2014 (June 1st for travel) through August 1st, 2014, and provides a stipend of $4,000, housing, and assistance with transportation costs.

Details maybe found at


UK PEPP II Medical / Dental School Preparation Program Summer 2014

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine will again sponsor UK PEPP II, a four-week summer program for college students who plan to pursue a career in Medicine or Dentistry.  Please share the following information and attached PEPP II application with your pre-medical and pre-dental students, and please post this information to your pre-medical and pre-dental list serves.

Students who take part in PEPP II should have completed at least two years of college, and they should have a permanent home residence in one of the counties listed on the attached application.  Please note that there are recent additions to the PEPP county list.  These counties  are listed on the PEPP II application under the heading "ADDITIONAL ELIGIBLE COUNTIES."

Primarily, PEPP II will focus on clinical / hospital rotations and faculty instruction and review of Biochemistry and  Organic Chemistry, as well as presentations regarding test taking strategies and preparation for the MCAT and DAT. Additionally, diagnostic MCAT and DAT examinations will be administered, and future assistance with application and interview preparation for medical school and dental school will be provided.

The program will provide hospital rotations in the UK Hospital Operating Room, Emergency Department, Labor and Delivery, and Pediatrics Clinic.  Pre-dental students will also have rotations in the Dental Urgent Care Clinics and Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery at the UK College of Dentistry.  Seminars on health-related issues and discussions designed to prepare students to be successful in the application and interview process will be included.  We will also have meetings with admissions representatives of the UK College of Medicine and the UK College of Dentistry.

A fee of $350.00 will be charged for participation in PEPP II.  Participants may live in the UK PEPP II dormitory at program expense, but they will not be required to do so.  If they decide to live off-campus, they will be responsible for their own housing costs.  A small stipend to assist with the purchase of meals will be provided to all participants, regardless of whether they live in the dormitory or off-campus.

Participation in PEPP II will be limited to students who have made a commitment to a career in either Medicine or Dentistry.  We  are dedicated to helping our students maximize their candidacy to medical school or dental school, and we expect the program to  be of great benefit to our participants.

Please direct all questions to Carol Leslie, , 859-257-1968, or Margaret McConnell, , 859-257-8692. Thank you for sharing our PEPP II applications and information with your students.  We are very grateful for your support of our wonderful program.

PEPP II Applications Must Be Received at the PEPP Office by FEBRUARY 14, 2014.


Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

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2014 Noble Summer Research Scholar Internships

This program offers internships in plant science to qualified undergraduates.  Summer Research Scholars work side-by-side with a mentor scientist and laboratory from the Noble Foundation"s Plant Biology Division or Forage Improvement Division.  Summer Research Scholars perform a research project specifically tailored to their interests and educational background, and are involved in all laboratory activities, while conducting experiments to further their own research project.  At the conclusion of the program, Summer Research Scholars present their findings to the Noble Foundation scientific community. 

The application deadline is February 14, 2014.

For more information, visit the program web  page at


The Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA) is offering weekly sessions of natural science field research in the beautiful Clearwater, Florida  area.  Most other research or internship opportunities available to you this summer will require long hours of lab work with little to no field work.  We are offering a 100% field research opportunity.  Come spend as many weeks as you would like with CMERA this summer and everyday will be spent on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico.  As we conduct research on sharks and rays we will be catching and handling wild animals (sharks, stingrays, other fishes, crabs, and many other marine organisms) while learning about their anatomy and ecology.  You will also attend lectures on our local ecosystems (sea grass beds, mangrove forests, coral reefs, artificial reefs, sand flats, and estuaries) and the animals that live in each habitat so that you will better recognize each aspect of the ecosystem and the animals as you experience them!!  You will also learn about and gain experience in the difficulties of designing and conducting field research, which is especially useful for those of you pursuing a career in research or continuing on to graduate school.  The hands-on experience you will gain during this program is applicable to all scientific careers!

There are other opportunities available to you if you want to work in a lab this summer, but we are the only organization that offers 100% field experience!!  While lab work is very important in science, we believe that in the natural science disciplines filed work is equally as important.  We believe that to truly learn about an organism or an ecosystem you must spend time with it in its natural habitat.  This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in any discipline of the natural sciences!

We will provide email addresses, by request, of previous participants, if you would like to speak to a previous student.

Go to for more information and to apply for this amazing opportunity!!  Space is limited!

Come for 3 weeks and receive the 4th week free!

NEW:  6 month tuition payment option available to make this more financially available to all students!

Credit hours: CMERA does not directly provide credit hours toward your degree, BUT you may be able to receive credit through your college or university for the summer program.  Discuss this with your advisor.  Most institutions offer hours listed as independent research or directed study for this kind of summer opportunity.  They may also require you to attend a certain number of weeks in order to be eligible for credit. We will provide you a letter of completion or other confirmation that may be required by your school.

Contact us:  If you have any questions at all do not hesitate to email us at, (843) 246-0750


Available to Ohio residents only.  Application deadline is February 14, 2014.  CLICK HERE for more information.


Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students. Questions about these programs can be directed to Carol Casey at or (626) 395-2887.

MURF Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The MURF program aims to increase the participation of underrepresented students (such as African American, Hispanic, and Native American, females who are underrepresented in their discipline, or first-generation college
students) in science and engineering Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech's research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience.

Support: MURF students will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program.
An additional $500 housing and travel supplement will be provided.

Application: Online applications are due January 8, 2014.

For more information, visit

AMGEN Scholars Program

Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $5500 award, round-trip air transportation, a generous housing allowance, and a food allowance.

Application: Online applications are due February 14, 2014.

For more information, please visit


Organismal Biology Programs

• Kentucky Academy of Science Undergraduate Research Program, anywhere in KY

• National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates, many sites across USA

• Summer Systematics Institute, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

• Summer Program of Undergraduate Research, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

• Research Training Program, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

• American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

• Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowships, Environmental Protection Agency, several sites across USA

• Nyanza Project, Interdisciplinary Research Training in Tropical Lake Studies, Nyanza, Tanzania

• Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Aiken, SC

• Undergraduate Research in the Natural History Museum, Dublin, Ireland

• Kentucky Young Scientist Summer (KYSS) Research Program for Undergraduate Students, Lexington KY

• Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Academic Opportunities & Programs.

• Columbia University’s list of Research Opportunities throughout the U.S.:

• Washington and Lee University Environmental Internships and careers:

• Ecolog archives offers about a dozen research opportunities per week


Biomedical and Biotechnology Biology Programs

• Kentucky Academy of Science Undergraduate Research Program, anywhere in KY

• University of Louisville Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Neuroscience

• KBRIN, Lousiville and Lexington, KY

• National Institutes of Health

• National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates, many sites across USA

• Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

• Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia,



• Kentucky Academy of Science Undergraduate Research Program, anywhere in KY

• DePaul University, Chicago, IL

• DePaul University/Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL

• University of California—Santa Cruz

• Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Under-Represented Minority Programs

• Boston University Diversity Project, Indonesia;

• Marine Biological Laboratory William Townsend Porter Fellowship for Minority, Woods Hole, MA


Grants for Supplies (without stipend)

• Kentucky Academy of Science Undergraduate Research Program, anywhere in KY

• American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY



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