Opportunities for underrepresented groups
Not all groups have been historically well-represented in
undergraduate research, especially in science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM). We aim to change that. Find
out how you can get involved in one of the many opportunities for
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Environmental
Education Outreach Program (EEOP) internships
These programs provide Native American and other college students the opportunity
to gain hands-on skills with the Environmental Protection Agency and other
governmental or tribal environmental offices. The areas of emphasis are
environmental issues and local air quality.
Shima’ nahasdza’a’n bee ‘iina’ (Mother Earth Give Life): Research
Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Environmental Sciences
This NSF-sponsored summer program is dedicated to introducing undergraduates to environmental
sciences at Flagstaff's Arboretum and the Merriam-Powell Center for
Undergraduate Research Mentoring: Helping students succeed in life sciences
research at NAU
This 12-month scholarship-mentoring program for sophomores and juniors seeks to encourage
talented undergraduates from underrepresented groups to pursue academic careers
in the life sciences fields through:
- research training
- financial support
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Post-Baccalaureate Training Program
The NHLBI established the Biomedical Research Training Program for Individuals from Underrepresented Groups (BRTPUG) to offer opportunities for underrepresented post-baccalaureate individuals to receive training in basic, translational, and clinical research. The purpose of the program is to enhance career opportunities in biomedical sciences, including clinical and laboratory medicine, epidemiology, and biostatistics as applied to the etiology and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases.
Application deadline: January 15, 2016
The Institute for Broadening Participation in STEM
This Pathways to Science website places particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring, and resources.
Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP) at Harvard
SHURP is a ten-week summer research program primarily for college students belonging to groups that are underrepresented in the sciences. Eligibility criteria include current undergraduate status, have already had at least one summer (or equivalent time) of experience in a research lab, have taken at least one upper-level molecular biology course, and are considering careers in biological or biomedical research sciences.
Application deadline: February 1, 2016
Four Directions Summer Research Program at Harvard
The Four Directions Summer Research Program provides a uniquely tailored program to those with the desire to serve Native American communities through science and medicine. The focus of the activity during the summer is participation in a cutting-edge basic science research project.
Application deadline: February 8, 2016
See program website for more details.
Mechanisms of Evolution REU at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Mechanisms of Evolution will focus on biological processes, such as mutation, genetic drift, migration, non-random mating and natural selection that drive heritable change. The goals of this proposal are to provide undergraduates with hypothesis-based projects that investigate one or more mechanisms of evolution, promote careers in science, reinforce the connection between genetics and evolution and highlight the accomplishments of evolutionary scholars. At the conclusion of the program, students will present their research results at a scientific colloquium.
Application deadline: March 4, 2016
Discovery PREP at Ohio State University
This unique program is designed to help prepare recent baccalaureate graduates for success in pursuit of career as a biomedical scientist. Individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical workforce are strongly encouraged to apply. Discovery PREP provides opportunities to obtain the intensive research experience needed to gain admission to, and success in, a Biomedical PhD program. Specifically, Discovery PREP is a competitive one year program funded by NIH that provides a paid research experience with a leader in Cancer Biology, Neuroscience, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Immunology, or Physiology.
Application deadline: April 1, 2016