Summer Undergraduate Research Programs
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Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

Databases of Research Programs

Amgen Scholars

AAMC's Summer Program List

University of California, Berkeley's List (domestic and international)

M.D.-Ph.D. Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

NIH (Internships, Training, and Scholarships)

National Institute of Health's List

Rutgers University's List

SMDEP Programs

Stanford University's List

The Leadership Alliance (multiple universities)

UCLA's List

University of Cincinnati's List

University of Colorado Denver's List

University of Maryland's

Specialized Programs

University/ Program
Looking for
Columbia University
Biostatistics Enrichment Summer Training Diversity Program
March 1 Underrepresented
2nd year UG & up

Introduce undergraduates to biostatistics and cardiovascular and pulmonary disease research

 Interdisciplinary Genome Sciences Summer Fellowship Program    March 1 
1st & 2nd year UG
Develop research skills through opportunities in genomic and computational biology 
University of South Florida
Florida Mental Health Institute
March 7
Any UG

Ten week program dedicated to research and education on mental illnesses and related disorders

Harvard/MIT - HST
Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics/ Biomedical Optics

Mid- January
2 - 4 year UG
Two separate summer institutes in biomedical optics and bioinformatics

Harvard University Biological Sciences in Public Health Internship

March 1

Underrepresented  2-3 year UG

 Summer laboratory experience directed towards solving important public health problems
Loma Linda University
Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine
February 1
- Summer experience in biomedical research and health disparities
Loyola University
Internship in
Molecular Microbiology, Immunology or Virology
February 15
2 & 3 year UG preferred
10-week research internship in molecular microbiology, immunology, or virology
University of Connecticut
Health Disparities Clinical Summer Research Fellowship Program
March 1
2nd year UG & up
A clinical research experience with an introduction to health disparities, principles of medicine, and public health research

Children/Pediatric Department Programs

University/ Program
Deadline Looking for
Children's Hospital Colorado August 1
HS, Any UG, and 1st year MS

Introduce students to research opportunities related to child health

Indiana University - Pediatric Research
- Age 18 & up
Internship in pediatric research

Nemours (Delaware)

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Health Equity Summer Scholars Program

 January 18
 Any UG

10 week, full-time program with projects involving basic science and applied (clinical) research

A program to increase students' understanding of epidemiological research and encourage career paths in this field including lectures on the nature of health care disparities, how to conduct research, and health care reform

General Summer Research and Clinical Exposure Programs

University/ Program
Deadline Looking for

Baylor College of Medcine:

SMART Program  or  SMART Prep

 Jan 10/ Feb 1 Underrepresented  UG/ Underrepresented Post-Bac Nine paid weeks of biomedically related research/ 9-12 month post-bac program 
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship

January 27 Underrepresented 3rd & 4th year UG&1st year MS 8 week opportunity to engage in basic clinical and translational research projects
Cornell University
Gateways to The Laboratory Summer Program
February 1 Underrepresented 1st & 2nd year UG
10 week intensive journey of learning about the challenging and gratifying road of becoming a physician-scientist (research with shadowing, journal clubs, MCAT practice, workshops, etc.)

Environmental Health Sciences

March 1 Age 16 & up NIH internship inNIEHS located in Research Triangle Park, NC
Harvard University
Summer Honors Undergraduate Research

February 10 UG with prior research experience Ten-week summer research programfor college students interested in biomedical careers

Indiana University

Indiana CTSI Summer Internship Program

Student Research Program in Academic Medicine

 -  Indiana

Graduate and Professional

Underrepresented UG

3rd & 4th year HS

 Supports talented high school, undergraduate and medical students interested in assisting faculty members in clinical and laboratory research
Johns Hopkins University Internships Varies Varies Internships to expose students tobiomedical and/or public health research

Massachusetts General Hospital

February 14 Underrepresented 3rd & 4th year UG&1st year MS Summer program providing guidance and instruction in techniques necessary to address current problems in science and medicine

Mayo Clinic
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program

February 1
2nd & 3rd year UG

Underrepresented PB
10 weeks to build your skills as a young scientist or test your inclinations toward research.

An intense mentored research experience in basic science or translational research in the top labs at Mayo Clinic

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

February 1 1-3 year UG Ten-week research program for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Summer Research Program

January 31 2-4 year UG
(Targeting underrepresented)
Nine-week program to prepare students for a graduate education

Michigan State University
SUPER-Summer Undergraduate Physician-scientist Education and Research Training Program

March 31 Looking for 3rd year UG
10 week program beginning in June. Up to six awards will given. The program includes both clinical and laboratory experiences. Each SUPER undergraduate participant will receive $2,500; accommodations in University Housing can be provided for any student outside of the greater Lansing or East Lansing area. Applications are invited from juniors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and a minimum of one full semester of research experience.
Mount Sinai, Rutgers, Columbia University
March 1
NY or NJ residents
HS, 1st & 2nd year UG
3 (6-week) summers of medical school preparation

NYU Langone Medical Center
Summer Undergraduate Research Program

February 3 2nd & 3rd year UG A summer internship program with research in a wide variety of disciplines such as immunology, physiology, pharmacology, etc.

Tufts University
Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program

February 15

May 14
Underrepresented 2nd year & up

Underrepresented PB
Ten week, mentored research experience with scientific seminars and workshops

1 or 2 year apprenticeship with biomedical research and coursework
University of Chicago
Academic Medicine Program

Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research
March 3

February 24
1st & 2nd year UG

Underrepresented 4th year & PB
Eight -week commuter program with preparation in biostatistics and biomedical research

Eight-week residential research, education and mentoring experience either in basic or clinical research
University of Connecticut
Aetna's Summer Research Fellowship Program

High School Student Research Apprentice Program

Summer Research Fellowship Program
Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) Awards

UConn-TIP Bioscience & STEM Summer Research Intern Program
March 1

April 1

March 15


Underrepresented 2nd year UG & up

11th &12th year HS

2 & 3 year UG

UConn Students

A research enrichment experience and exposure to clinical/dental medicine
Commuter summer program with exposure to basic or clinical research
A research enrichment experience and exposure to clinical/dental medicine
University of Connecticut undergraduate research experiences

University of Florida
Summer Research Program in the Biomedical Sciences

Student Science Training Program

February 15

April 25
Underrepresented UG

3rd & 4th year HS
Program gives exposure to biomedical research and academic careers through cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematological research

Seven week residential research program for high school students interested in research

University of Illinois at Chicago

Clinical and Translational Science Summer Research Fellowship

March 9

Graduate and Professional

Underrepresented UG

3rd & 4th year HS

An intensive summer research experience that provides an introduction to health equity issues and clinical/ translational and community engaged research.
University of Maryland
School of Public Health Summer Training and Research
March 1
Underrepresented 2nd & 3rd year UG
2 consecutive 10-week summers of research training in cardiovascular disease and career development
University of Massachusetts March 14
Underrepresented Age 18 & up
In-depth exposure to biomedical research and opportunities for mentorship and career-building
University of Pittsburgh SummerUndergraduateResearchProgram forUnderrepresentedStudents February 15
1-3 year UG
Intensive research laboratory experiences in a variety of areas including, but not limited to: Medical Robotics, Transplantation Immunology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Informatics



NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Grants given to REU sites to support undergraduate research

Dates may not be updated for current application cycle
UG- Undergraduate PB- Post-baccalaureate  HS- High School   MS- Medical School