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Finding Summer Research Programs
Many universities offer summer research programs. These programs often offer housing and a stipend (payment). Ask your professors or visit your academic department office about summer research programs in your field. There are a wide variety of organizations that fund student research programs. Here are a few to help you get started.
The Pathways to Science website has information to help you find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring.
The Undergraduate STEP-UP (The Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons sponsored by Health and Human Services) provides hands-on summer research experience for Undergraduate students interested in exploring research careers in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences. The program provides exposure to the core NIDDK mission areas of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.
The National Science Foundation offers Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) in these disciplines: Astronomical Sciences, Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Cyberinfrastructure, Department of Defense (DoD), Earth Sciences, Education and Human Resources, Engineering, Ethics and Values Studies, International Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Physics, Polar Programs, Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.