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External Summer Research Opportunities

Below is a listing of summer research opportunities at other universities. This list is not comprehensive. Review the program information and contact us with questions. Also see information on Middlebury's Summer Research Program and other Middlebury summer funding opportunities.

Research listings and databases:

National Science Foundation, REU Search: natural, physical, social, behavioral, economic sciences and mathematics

Pathways to Science: database of STEM field opportunities, project of the Institute for Broadening Participation

RIT List of Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences: broad listing of domestic and international opportunities categorized by field :database of STEM opportunities searchable by field and location. 

WebGURU Guide to Undergraduate Research, Program Listings: STEM, multiple disciplines and locations

Middlebury's Chemistry and Biochemistry: department has a great list of research sites with a broad array of fields represented.


Rutgers English Diversity Institute (REDI)

Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

University of Texas at San Antonio: The African American Literatures and Cultures Institute

Sciences and Mathematics

AMGEN Scholars Program: multiple US institutions

Amgen Scholars Japan Program: based at the University of Tokyo or Kyoto University

Cancer-Focused Summer Undergraduate Research (CanSUR)

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Summer REU

Cognitive Science Fellow at Indiana University: Grad school prep for undergrads or recent grads

DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering): summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions

Harvard Forest Summer Research in Ecology (REU): Harvard University

ICPSR Summer Internship Program: University of Michigan

Kellogg Biological Station REU: Michigan State

MIDAS Summer Research Program: University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) Undergraduate Program:  UC Berkeley

NASA Space Internships: multiple sites

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Research Internship Program

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

NIST Summer Research Fellowship: Gaithersberg, MD or Boulder, CO

Oak Ridge National Laboratories: Multiple STEM Research programs

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE): Science and engineering research in Germany

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP): NIH program with various locations.

Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP), University of Pennsylvania, for students interested in graduate study in biological and biomedical sciences. Applications  from members of underrepresented groups, disadvantaged students, students with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

CalTech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates (TEU) from Liberal Arts Institutions: STEM majors teach secondary math or science.

Undergraduate Student Scholars Program, UPenn Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases, for undergraduate students with an interest in biomedical research, with the eventual goal of MD, PhD, or MD-PhD degrees. Applications from women and members of underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.

University of Alabama NSF REU

University of Maryland College Park: Summer Research Initiative (SRI)

Virginia Tech Interdisciplinary Water Science and Engineering REU

Multiple Disciplines

C3 Research Fellowships: humanities, arts, select social sciences at UC Berkeley and Columbia. Supports traditionally underrepresented students interested in research and graduate school.

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

iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) undergraduate research and leadership development program:  prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences. 

The Leadership Alliance: multiple disciplines and research sites. Supports traditionally underrepresented  and underserved students interested in research and further graduate education.

MIT Summer Research Program

NEWRnet (Northeast Water Resources Network): economics, math, CS, GIS, sciences. Undergraduate internships in DE, RI and VT.

Northwestern Universtiy: Summer Research Opportunity Program

Purdue University: Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

Smithsonian Institute Fellowships

Vermont EPSCoR: Research on Adaptation to Climate Change

University of California Irvine: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

University of Louisville (KY): Summer Research Opportunity Program

University of Michigan: Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)

University of Southern Florida: Weather, Climate, and Society paid REU for rising sophomores.

University of Texas at Austin: Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) Undergraduate Research Program