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Summer Research Opportunities

Occasionally, faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences hear about research opportunities for students. We are sharing them here as a reference to students. If you have any questions, please direct them to the specific program. The Office of Undergraduate Research also maintains an extensive list of known summer research experiences (REUs).

Yale University

Yale BioMed Amgen Scholars Program
Brief Description: biological and biomedical sciences; 9-week program; $4,275 stipend; housing included; sophomore; juniors; non-graduating seniors; professional development activities; panels; faculty talks; journal club; weekend activities 
Program Dates: June - August 2022
Deadline: February 1, 2022
Topics: biological and biomedical sciences; cell biology; genetics; developmental biology; neuroscience; biochemistry; computational biology; immunology; microbiology; among others

Yale Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Brief Description: natural sciences; humanities or social sciences; 8-10-week program; $3,000 stipend; $1,000 food allowance; housing included; sophomore; juniors; non-graduating seniors; professional development activities
Deadline: February 1, 2022
Topics: natural sciences; humanities; social sciences; chemistry; biology; physics; mathematics; social sciences; psychology; among others
* Program encourages local community college and undergraduate students in Connecticut 

Yale Wu Tsai Neuroscience Institute Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program
Brief Description: neuroscience research with Yale Wu Tsai Institute faculty; 10-week program; $4,300 stipend; housing included; sophomore; juniors; non-graduating seniors; professional development activities; panels
Program Dates: May 30 - August 5, 2022
Deadline: February 1, 2022
Topics: neuroscience, neurobiology, neuroimaging, artificial intelligence, machine learning, structure integration, among others

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

NSF REU Summer Internship Program at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis MO

Application Deadline: February 4, 2022

Program Dates: May 23, 2022 – August 5, 2022.  Pending the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, some or all positions may be virtual.

Stipend: $8,255


We are pleased to announce that the application for the 2022 Summer REU Internship Program at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is now available. 


Students in the program have really appreciated the exposure they get to research outside of academia and the opportunities for interaction with scientists at all levels of experience and from a variety of countries.  We feel strongly that our program is an excellent steppingstone to a future career in research or research support fields. 


Eligibility: Our internships are available to undergraduate students who will not have graduated by May 23, 2022.


For more information at to apply:


Questions? Contact reuinternship@danforthcenter.org

University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science - IMET
Marine and environmental sciences are crucial for the future of human health, food, water and energy. The nine-week internship connects you to a hands-on research project. Interns will receive an orientation to working in a lab, seminars on molecular techniques relevant to fisheries, aquaculture, energy production, and environmental research. Group activities will promote science communication, professional and life skill development.

This program is open to students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in marine and environmental sciences. IMET has over 20 years of experience mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate interns in this program. We are proud of our over 200 internship alumni, many of whom have gone on to earn an M.S. or Ph.D.

We plan to have in-person internships at IMET’s laboratories at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, this summer. If COVID-19 restrictions prevent us from hosting in-person interns in the summer of 2022, we will do our best to adjust and will inform our applicants of any changes.

Questions? Contact IMETsummer@umces.edu

Posted: January 13, 2022, 5:04 PM