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Undergraduate Research Opportunities
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Undergraduate Research Opportunities
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I. Events

II. Databases

III. Research Opportunities

IV. Funding Opportunities

Databases of Research Programs 

Amgen Scholars

AAMC Summer Program List

UC Berkeley's Summer Research Program List (domestic and international)

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

NIH (Internships, Training, and Scholarships)

National Institute of Health's List 

Rutgers University Summer Undergraduate Research Program 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 

Institution Applicant Type Description

Columbia University


Introduce undergraduates to biostatistics and cardiovascular and pulmonary disease research

Duke University

UG1-2 Develop research skills through opportunities in genomic and computational biology

 University of South Florida


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

Harvard/MIT - HST

UG2< Summer institutes in either biomedical optics, or bioinformatics

Harvard University


Summer laboratory experience directed towards solving important public health problems

Loma Linda University

- Summer experience in biomedical research and health disparities

Loyola University

UG2-3 10-week research internship in molecular microbiology, immunology, or virology

University of Connecticut

UG2< A clinical research experience with an introduction to health disparities, principles of medicine, and public health research

Children/Pediatric Department Programs 

Applicant Type Description

Children's Hospital Colorado




Introduce students to research opportunities related to child health

Indiana University

Age 18+
Internship in pediatric research

Nemours (Delaware)


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

Health Equity Summer Scholars Program
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 

Applicant Type Description

Brigham and Women's Hospital

UG3-MS1 8 week summer training opportunity to engage in basic, clinical and translational research projects

Cornell University

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.)

National Institutes of Health

Age 16+ NIH internship in NIEHS located in Research Triangle Park, NC

Harvard University

UG Ten-week summer research programfor college students interested in biomedical careers

Indiana University

Indiana CTSI Summer Internship Program

Student Research Program in Academic Medicine


Graduate and Professional



Supports talented high school, undergraduate and medical students interested in assisting faculty members in clinical and laboratory research

Johns Hopkins University

Varies Internships to expose students to biomedical and/or public health research

Massachusetts General Hospital

UG3-MS1 Summer program providing guidance and instruction in techniques necessary to address current problems in science and medicine

Mayo Clinic


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
10 weeks to build your skills as a young scientist or test your inclinations toward research.
Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program
An intense mentored research experience in basic science or translational research in the top labs at Mayo Clinic

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

UG1-3 Ten-week research program for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

UG2< Nine-week summer program to prepare students for a graduate education

Michigan State University

10 week summer 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


NY or NJ residents



3 (6-week) summers of medical school preparation

NYU Langone Medical Center

UG2-3 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
Ten week, mentored research experience with scientific seminars and workshops
Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program
1 or 2 year apprenticeship with biomedical research and coursework
University of Chicago
1st & 2nd year UG

Underrepresented 4th year & PB
Academic Medicine Program
Eight -week commuter program with preparation in biostatistics and biomedical research
Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research

Eight-week residential research, education and mentoring experience either in basic or clinical research

University of Connecticut




UConn Students

Aetna's Summer Research Fellowship Program

A research enrichment experience and exposure to clinical/dental medicine

High School Student Research Apprentice Program
Commuter summer program with exposure to basic or clinical research

Summer Research Fellowship Program
A research enrichment experience and exposure to clinical/dental medicine
UConn-TIP Bioscience & STEM Summer Research Intern Program

Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) Awards

University of Connecticut undergraduate research experiences

University of Florida

Summer Research Program in the Biomedical Sciences

Student Science Training Program

Underrepresented UG

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

Graduate and Professional

Underrepresented UG


An intensive summer research experience that provides an introduction to health equity issues and clinical/ translational and community engaged research.

University of Maryland

UG2-3 2 consecutive 10-week summers of research training in cardiovascular disease and career development

University of Massachusetts

Age 18+ In-depth exposure to biomedical research and opportunities for mentorship and career-building

University of Pittsburgh

Summer research experiences in a variety of areas including, but not limited to: Medical Robotics, Transplantation Immunology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Informatics

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – Science Park

Undergraduates who have not yet received a Bachelors degree
The Science Park Summer Program in Cancer Research (SPCR) provides an authentic research experience for outstanding undergraduate students considering careers in biomedical research. Areas include scientific disciplines related to cancer research.



Funding Agency

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Grants given to REU sites to support undergraduate research    


UG- Undergraduate PB- Post-baccalaureate  HS- High School   MS- Medical School