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Florida Undergraduate Research Conference 

Abstract Deadline: January 11th, 2017

Event Dates:  February 24-25th, 2017

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Event Date:  March 30th, 2017

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Launch of the 2016 FAURJ

The Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Research Journal (FAURJ) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that is published annually. The FAURJ is published online and in print by OURI's student club, the Council for Scholarship and Inquiry (C.S.I.). Its missions are to showcase high quality undergraduate research in all fields, supply students with an idea of the standard of research, and promote inquiry-based activities at FAU. 

Fund Your Research and Creative Activities!

OURI is pleased to provide the following funding opportunities both internal and external to FAU.  All opportunities are contingent upon students and faculty mentors adhering to the University's research integrity and other research policies.  For more information about these policies please review the following links:

Division of Research - Research Integrity

University Policy 2.2 - Administration of Campus Surveys and Questionnaires

Environmental Health and Safety

Schulman IRB Webinar Series

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: January 16th, 2017

FAU Opportunities

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

FAU Wave – An Undergraduate Research and Entrepreneurship Competition:   FAU 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: Varies

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.

Regional Opportunities 

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 participating Alliance institutions. The SR-EIP is principally 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. The program covers the cost of room and board plus research and travel related expenses. Students are awarded a $3,000 stipend. 

Research Experience for Undergraduates: Sensors and Sensing: From Molecules to Applications                                                 

The main objective of this particular Research Experience for Undergraduates program is to expose undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research in the field of sensing, monitoring and detection. During the 10 week program, participants will closely work with faculty and graduate students on cutting edge research projects that bridge traditional chemistry disciplines. Beside full time research, participants will be involved in weekly seminars and workshops focused on modern problems in the chemistry of sensing, monitoring and detection, ethics in science, professional growth, and the role of the scientist in modern society. The cost for housing and travel are provided by the program and students receive a $5,200 stipend. 

Research Experience for Undergraduates: Security of Smart Things engages students with various research topics related to security and privacy of ST. The students will learn from an expert group of faculty how to design, implement, and assess research projects in the areas that are becoming crucial for the safety and privacy of our lives. In addition, students will improve their skills by participating in technical workshops, presentations, and professional development activities. Students are provided with meals, housing, a $750 travel allowance, and a $2000 stipend for each month in the program. 

Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

Participants in the program conduct research and take part in group activities including seminars on cutting-edge areas of materials physics; workshops focusing on graduate programs, career opportunities in the physical sciences and engineering, and scientific communications skills; and field trips to laboratories. Students are offered a travel allowance, housing, and a $5000 stipend. 

The Whitney Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduates offers an exceptional opportunity for the motivated undergraduate to participate in scientific research. In cooperation with a faculty supervisor, students choose a project that fits both their interests and ongoing investigations of the Lab and that can be completed within the eleven-week training period during the summer. Undergraduates who qualify for the program receive a competitive stipend, assistance with travel expenses, and housing.

Research Experience for Undergraduates: Partial Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems

Undergraduate students participate in an 8 week summer program, which is designed to involve them in innovative research in nonlinear partial differential equations, optimal control and inverse problems for systems with distributed parameters, and dynamical systems and chaos theory, while utilizing modern tools of mathematical and numerical analysis. Students will have a great opportunity to pursue hands-on, original research on the frontier of modern mathematics. Students are provided housing and a $4000 stipend.

Mote Marine Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduates offers paid research training experiences in estuarine science to undergraduate students for a 10-week period. Participants are paired with Mote scientists and conduct mentored research projects related to their advisor's expertise. Students gain experience in science communication by presenting the results of their project in a manuscript-style research paper and orally at a laboratory-wide research symposium. Participants attend research seminars and workshops on career skills in science. Students may also have the opportunity to present their research findings at professional conferences. Students are provided travel expenses, housing, and a $5,000 stipend.

Preparing Future Researchers offers an immersive research experience with a faculty mentor, social excursions, networking opportunities, and workshops to help participants apply for graduate school and prepare themselves for graduate education. Participants work with a faculty mentor with special expertise and matched interests on an agreed upon research project. Students receive housing, travel reimbursement, and a $4000 stipend. 

Research Experience for Undergraduates: Computer Vision  

This is open to all sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates in computer science, computer engineering and related fields, who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Students will be given an introductory course in Computer Vision during the first few weeks, and then be introduced to various research projects in the Computer Vision area. The students will work full time on their individual research projects during the summer semester. Each student will be paid a stipend of $6,000 for the summer, and receive a small travel allowance, a small meal allowance, and a housing stipend for the summer.

Chemistry Summer Enhanced Experience Discovering Science (CHEM-SEEDS)

NSF Chem-SEEDS is a ten-week summer program that provides undergraduates with an immersive, authentic and engaging Chemistry state-of-the-art research environment conducive to developing the skills necessary to become successful and independent student researchers. Participants receive partial travel reimbursement, housing, and a $4,750 stipend.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates-Summer Program in UBIQUITOUS SENSING provides exciting research opportunities in the area of Ubiquitous Sensing. Ubiquitous Sensing encompasses the integration of smartphones with sensors and Internet technologies to address large-scale societal as well as individual problems. Research projects will be in the areas of transportation, health care, and security (biometrics). Students will learn Android programming to collect raw sensor data and apply computer science algorithms and techniques to the data to help people navigate, improve their health, authenticate users, recognize the user activity, analyze walking patterns, etc. Students will spend 10 weeks doing research in one project of interest while attending seminars and presentations from faculty and industry representatives about research and career development. Students will be awarded a stipend of approximately $6,200 plus travel and on campus housing.

The Summer Research Institute SRI@FMHI

The Summer Research Institute (SRI@FMHI) is designed for students interested in building research skills within the context of mental health to help them prepare for a Senior Thesis and/or graduate school. The ten-week program consists of four components: an independent research project conducted with a faculty mentor; research seminars; professional development seminars (including guidance on applying to graduate school, posters, presentations, and publication writing); and skill-building workshops on IRB practices, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and research ethics. Students receive funding to support traveling to the program and funding for research as well as a $4,000 stipend. 

FREEDM Systems Center Research Experience for Undergraduates  offers a research opportunity to undergraduates who are majoring in electrical and computer engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science engineering, computer science and related fields. The undergraduate student will spend 10 weeks during the summer conducting research at one of the s five partnering universities, experiencing different aspects of university research, and presenting their work at symposia. This program is open to U.S Citizens and permanent residents only. Women and members of under-represented minority population are encouraged to apply. A $4,000 stipend is paid for the summer research experience. On-campus housing will be provided and up to $500 for travel reimbursement for those students arriving outside of a 50 mile radius of the host university.

Diversity in Research and Engineering of Advanced Materials Training (DREAM)

The Diversity in Research and Engineering of Advanced Materials (DREAM) Training program, sponsored by the Air Force Research Lab Munitions Directorate (AFRL RW) at Eglin Air Force Base, will provide undergraduate and graduate U.S. citizens from the under-represented groups in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines, the opportunity to enhance their research experience in Science and Engineering. The selected participants will work on research projects requested by the AFRL RW. These projects will include research on nanomaterials, multiscale composite fabrication, and developmental work on intrinsic structural health monitoring through triboluminescence. Stipends (which include a travel allowance), and lodging, will be provided to the selected interns.

National High Magnetic Field Lab Research Experience for Undergraduates offers a wide range of research experiences in physics, chemistry, biological sciences, geochemistry, materials science and magnet science and engineering. Participants work closely with faculty mentors and are thoroughly integrated into research and development activities. Students also participate in weekly seminars and colloquia that broaden their knowledge of Magnet Lab research. Students can be placed at one of the Magnet Lab's 3 sites:  The National High Magnetic Field Lab in Tallahassee, FL. The Magnet Lab at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL and the Magnet Lab's pulse facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM. Each student accepted by the program receives a stipend and, if necessary, a travel stipend of up to $600. Housing is also covered by the program.

Research Experience for Undergraduates: Multi-physics of Active Systems and Structures (MASS)

The MASS REU program goal is to provide undergraduate students in mechanical engineering and related fields an opportunity to participate in ongoing active research programs including development of micro air vehicles, multi-modal robots, active flow control, sensors and actuators, smart materials, energy harvesting and storage, et cetera. The multidisciplinary nature of these projects will engage students in cross-cutting technologies by inspiring the integration and synthesis of original ideas and facilitating a better understanding of engineering design at the system level. Working closely with faculty and graduate students, the participants will gain hands-on experience and higher level learning skills through other educational and professional development activities.

National Undergraduate Internship and Fellowship Opportunities 

Prestige scholarships are nationally competitive scholarships and include the Marshall, Rhodes, Truman, Udall, and Goldwater. Most of the scholarships support graduate study in the U.S. or abroad.  
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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