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Summer Research Opportunities

There are many opportunities to participate in summer research programs. We hope that you will take advantage of these great opportunities. Please note that most of the application deadlines run from mid January to early March. Below you will find a list of programs with their links and descriptions:

Amgen Scholars Program

Students can apply to one or more of the ten participating and leading research institutions in the nation to engage in hands-on research experience. This fully funded research program is directed for students interested in obtaining their PhD or MD/PhD in Biomedical Sciences.

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Summer Research Opportunities Program

SROP is a program dedicated to increase underrepresented students in graduate school and research careers. Additionally, it helps prepare students for graduate school through intensive summer research experiences with the guidance of faculty mentors.

German Academic Exchange Service Research Internships in Science and Engineering (DAAD RISE)

Summer internships in Germany's top research institutions and universities for undergraduate students in USA, UK, and Canada. Research is focused in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and earth sciences. Students will receive stipends to help cover living expenses during their 2 to 3 month internship.

Institute of Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)

Summer internships in Germany's top research institutions and universities for undergraduate students in USA, UK, and Canada. Research is focused in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and earth sciences. Students will receive stipends to help cover living expenses during their 2 to 3 month internship.

Leadership Alliance

Students will submit one application to three universities from the 21 participating. If accepted, at the end of the fully funded 8-10 week summer research experience students will participate in the Leadership Alliance National Symposium.

Past Scholars have participated in these Leadership Alliance Schools:
National Science Foundation: Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU)
List of summer research program across the nation funded by the NSF.
Research Opportunities in Universities of California

RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering) at Rutgers

Spend ten weeks conducting cutting-edge research in biology, physics, mathematics, social sciences, and interdisciplinary areas under the guidance of carefully matched mentors. They choose 50 undergraduates from all across the nation.

Rochester Institute of Technology Summer Research Program Database:
Summer Medical and Dental Education Program

Fully funded six week summer program to gain both academic and clinical experience in medicine or dentistry at some of the leading institutions.

Summer Undergraduate Research Programs Recommended by the Association of American Medical Colleges

Additional resources and listing for summer research programs be visit the UCF Office of Undergraduate Research summer research program database.