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Florida Undergraduate Research Conference 

Abstract Deadline: January 15th, 2016

ORNL Challenge Program

Application Deadline: EXTENDED to February 19th, 2016

Florida Undergraduate Research Conference 

Registration Deadline: January 15th, 2016

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School of Communication and Multimedia Studies Colloquium

The FAU School of Communication and Multimedia Studies is hosting several colloquia throughout the semester. Speakers include Dr. Gerald Sim and  Olympia Kiriakou, a Ph.D. candidate from Kings College London. For more information, click here.

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OURI Opportunities

FAU Undergraduate Research Grants
Deadline Dates: October 15th for Fall/Spring funding, and March 15th for Summer/Fall funding.  If these dates fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the following business day.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Deadline Date: November 16th 

FAU Opportunities

The John Nambu Memorial Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program:  Deadline for applications is March 1st.

First Wave – An Undergraduate Research and Entrepreneurship Competition:   First Wave funds students’ innovative ideas targeting societal problems. Ideas could include start-ups, technology, processes, designs, instruments, policies, or community based research. Projects are judged and given monetary awards at the end of the spring semester.

FAU Broward Research Symposium and Awards:  Deadline: Varied

FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute: Summer InternshipsDeadline: March 1st, annually 

FAU Partner Institution Opportunities

The MPFI Scholars Program provides undergraduate science majors the opportunity to gain intensive lab research experience learning from some of the world‘s best neuroscientists in a state-of -the-art research facility.
The goal of Torrey Pines Institute's Florida educational programs is to educate the public, teachers and students regarding the importance of scientific research. TPIMS has opportunities such as: Career Days, Enhancing Science Curriculum, Science Fairs, and Internships.

Scripps offers mentoring and research experiences to undergraduates that range from semester-long academic credit programs from nearby colleges and universities to full-time summer research opportunities.

National Undergraduate Internship and Fellowship Opportunities 

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is for exceptional college students who intend to pursue careers in science, mathematics, or engineering.  Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. For the 2010-2011 Academic Year, there were 1,111 nominees and 278 awards; winners had average GPA of 3.95. For additional application information and eligibility visit the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship website.

Federal Internships and Fellowships:  Internship and Fellowship Opportunities in Science disciplines

National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.  

Students Presenting at the Life Sciences Symposium

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites high school and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in science to submit applications for the Summer Research Program.  To apply and for complete program information. Interns work with NIDA-funded scientists for 8 weeks in the field of substance abuse and addiction research at research institutions across the United States.  Internships may involve a variety of experiences including laboratory experiments, data collection and analysis, patient interviews, literature reviews and more.

NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. 

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers:

  • Scholarship support
  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
  • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA)
The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH.

NSF-REU program in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Montana
The program will provide a stipend, campus housing, meal stipend and travel support over an eight week period in the summer.  Students will receive hands on research training, professional writing experience, as well as an indigenous cultural component and the opportunity to enjoy Big Sky country in the great Montana outdoors.  Specific information about the program, mentors, and application materials can be found on our website http://hs.umt.edu/reumt/.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates  (REU's):  The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU research areas include, but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, education, cyberinfastructure, ethics, ocean sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.  Visit the OURI office if you need assistance applying!
The Sevilleta LTER  is seeking applicants for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU).  This interdisciplinary REU Site Program at the Sevilleta LTER in central New Mexico will train up to 12 undergraduate students who will conduct independent research under the guidance of UNM faculty in Art, Biology, Ecology, and Earth and Planetary Sciences. The summer program includes a seminar series, a weekly journal club, an annual symposium, professional development workshops, toastmasters, ethics training, field trips, and opportunities to interact with a multitude of scientists conducting research on the refuge.  

Travel Funding

FAU Student Government Travel Funding
Deadline: Rolling  


The Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunity (CIC SROP)  application allows you to apply to a variety of widely-recognized summer research programs at participating CIC institutions using a single application. One of the benefits of using the CIC SROP application is that you only need to send one transcript to a central location and your faculty recommenders will only be required to submit one online letter of recommendation. Upon completion, your application will be viewable by faculty from nine top research universities.

The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) , offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD, the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. The SR-EIP is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences and humanities to consider research careers in the academic, public or private sectors. This all expense paid summer internship provides students with a competitive stipend, travel and housing.

Pathways to Sciences:  Use this website to find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring.

Web Guru  is an interactive web-based tool intended to assist undergraduates navigate the hurdles of an undergraduate research experience

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