Research Experiences for Undergraduates

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Carolina Summer Fellowship (CSF) Program in Pharmacology

The Carolina Summer Fellowship (CSF) Program is a summer research program for undergraduate students sponsored by the Department of Pharmacology at UNC-Chapel Hill and supported in part by a SURF award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). The CSF Program is designed to give students planning a career in the biomedical sciences an opportunity to conduct research under the direction of a research pharmacologist and to gain knowledge and skills in scientific communication and networking. More information and application

Duke Lemur Center Internship (DLC)

The DLC offers summer internship positions that provide students with experiential learning opportunities in field research, animal husbandry, animal welfare, fossil collection, and communications. They are currently accepting applications for the summer 2023 internship program. Applications and all required application materials are due by March 3, 2023. Learn more about the program and sign up for an application workshop

Biomedical Engineering in Simulations, Imaging, and Modeling (BME-SIM) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The BME-SIM summer program will take place from May 13 - July 22 on the ECU campus. Program participants will receive a $6,000 stipend, on-campus housing, meal plan, travel to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) annual meeting, and reimbursement of travel funds (dependent on need).  Applications from community college students who are transitioning to four-year institutions or within a semester from transferring are encouraged to apply. Qualifications include US Citizen or permanent resident, major in engineering, basic sciences, math, computer science or related disciplines, and strong academic record. They are currently accepting applications, and review of applications will begin February 15, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Educational Pathways to Increase Diversity in Genomics (EDGE)

The UNC Chapel Hill EDGE summer research program is for students curious about the field of genetics. EDGE especially welcomes students who are underrepresented in science or come from a disadvantaged background. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Topics include careers in genomics, ethical, legal, and social issues, gene-disease connections, and includes a mentored research experience. Virtual open house and

Q&A events: January 17, 2023, 12:00-12:45 pm and 4:00-4:45 pm.  Email with questions.

Program dates for summer 2023 are July 8-29, 2023 for year 1 students and June 3 – July 29, 2023 for year 2 students. The summer 2023 program will be in-person.

EDGE students will receive compensation ($1,800 for year 1 students and $4,800 for year 2 students). Housing and meals will be provided when students are in-person at UNC. 

Assist Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) program at NC State University is open to any student who is majoring in a science or engineering-related field. Learn more about the ASSIST program and how to apply.

Duke University’s Data+ program

This 10-week summer research experience is for students in all disciplines interested in exploring how big data can be used to solve problems in areas such as the environment, humanities, health, finance, public policy, and much more. Please visit Big Data Duke for more information. 

The program runs from Monday, May 29 through Friday, August 4, 2023. Students must be able to participate in the entire program, with no exceptions. Applications open the second week of January 2023.  Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, out of which they must arrange their own housing and travel.

Biomedical Engineering: Simulations, Imaging and Modeling (BME-SIM) at ECU

The focus of this 10-week summer program is improvement of simulations and computational models across all disciplines of biomedical engineering. Information about the research projects, faculty mentors, and application instructions can be found on the BME-SIM program website.

NC State

NC State offers several summer research experiences for students interested in science, math, and engineering. Read about the various options on the NC State Undergraduate Research webpage. Application deadlines vary.

Research Triangle – Research Experience for Undergraduates

The Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN) hosts a collaborative REU site that leverages the strength of collaborative research on hybrid materials, specifically hybrid perovskites, together with the integrated nanotechnology tools of the RTNN to provide a state-of-the-art research experience on a timely research topic that has direct and tangible technological applications (e.g. solar cells, lighting, lasers).

Students will be supported for 10 weeks – starting late May through July, 2023. Application Deadline: February 17, 2023. Chosen applicants will be notified by March 17, 2023.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Biological Mechanisms at UNC-Chapel Hill (SURE-REU)

The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE-REU) Program in Biological Mechanisms at UNC-Chapel Hill provides talented undergraduate students the opportunity to carry out independent research projects under the guidance of faculty mentors to study a variety of approaches to mechanistic studies.

Review of applications will begin February 17, 2023.

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation offers a number of summer research experiences for undergraduates. See the complete list on the National Science Foundation website. Application deadlines vary.

Other Undergraduate Research and Internship Opportunities