The dates may change from year to year, so check the web pages listed below!

Application deadlines vary from December through March for summer opportunities.

Summer Experiential Programs in Chemistry and other areas offered through the National Science Foundation (NSF):

Boston University Summer Research Opportunities:

It is worthwhile to look at the California schools and check - look for schools that have programs that start mid to late June.  Many semester schools start REU programs June 1 or even in May and most OSU students have a difficult time getting finals done that early but some have done it! If you see a program that looks interesting to you, apply for it. These are very competitive programs.  

Summer research programs for college students at NASA:

NASA's Planetary Geology and Geophysics UG Research Program:

National Institute of Aerospace Higher Ed Programs:

Summer funded research on the Oregon State University campus is offered through URISC.  The DEADLINE for receipt of applications in the Research Office (A312 Kerr Admin) is usually in February. This is a great opportunity to find out what research is all about and earn a stipend over the summer.  See the URISC web page for more information. (

Brochures for some of the following programs are available in the SAACS Room, Gilbert Hall Room 022.  It's also a good opportunity to join the chemistry club, Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society!

Below are some additional examples.   Many other opportunities are offered through commercial companies.

Where Type of Research When Stipend Application Deadline Website
HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus Biomedical June - August $4500 for the 10-week Period. Some travel. Fall
Brookhaven National Laboratory Nuclear Chemistry & Radiochemistry June - July $4000 February
University of Nebraska - Lincoln Applied Unmanned Systems, Beneficial Insects, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Minority Health Disparities, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction, MRSEC, Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, Plant & Microbiome Redox Biology, Sustainability Of Civil Infrastructure, Virology May - August $3000 to $4000, room and board, travel expenses Feb (Priority) / March (Close)
SURF Program - UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX Biological Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Integrative Biology, Mechanisms of Disease, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology June-August $4000 February
US Department of Energy - WDTS Multiple Fields of Science June - October $3000 with travel benefits May
Columbia Univeristy - MRSEC Materials Research Science June - August $5000 February
University of Maryland - CBCB Computer Science, Molecular Biology, Genomics, Genetics, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics June - August $12.50/hr March
Montana State University - REU Materials Science June-August $5000 February
Mayo Clinic - College of Medicine and Science SURF Biomedical May - July $6000 February
Cornell Center for Materials Research - Cornell University Material Science June - August $5600 October (Early Application) - Open Until Filled
James Madison Univeristy - REU (For Deaf, Hearing and Sign Language Interpreting Students) Chemistry and Biochemistry May - July Stipend, Housing and Travel Expenses February (Applications Start) - Open Until Filled
Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program Radiobiology, Industrial Hygene, Medical and more Starts in May (10 Weeks) $7000 August
Intel Corporation - Multiple Locations Materials Science Post Graduation Varies Varies


This page was updated by Dr. Christine Pastorek and originally composed by Dr. Jennifer Travers.