Scientific Research Programs

Scientific Research Programs and Internships for Minority and Underrepresented Students

Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BiomedRAP)

  • Recruitment Emphasis: Women, African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, students with disabilities
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: Check program page for updates

Summer Systematics Institute (SSI)

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: Feburary 2, 2018

Biomedical Research Training Program for Individuals from Underrepresented Groups (BRTPUG)

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: January 19, 2018

Harvard Medical School Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program

  • Recruitment Emphasis: American Indians or Alaska Natives, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders.
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: Check program page for updates

MIT Summer Research Program in the Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, and Related Fields

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: January 30, 2017

Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF)

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: February 1, 2017

Minority Health Disparities Research Opportunities

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, other - Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates, recent graduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: Check program website for updates.

Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF)

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans
  • Target Audience: undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: Check program website for updates.

NASCAR Diversity Internship Program

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: January 13, 2017

Pre-Med Intern/Co-Op Opportunities

  • Recruitment Emphasis: women, African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, students with disabilities
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: Various. See Website for Details

Research Supplements for Underrepresented Minorities

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans
  • Target Audience: undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: Anytime, but at least three months before the requested start date (to allow time for an interview) � see website for details

Stanford Summer Research Program - Amgen Scholars

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: Check program website for updates (usually due early February)

Richard Gilder Graduate School Undergraduates Fellowships

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: Varies. Check the website for details.

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Chemistry at the University of Georgia

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline:  Check program website for updates.

Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: Various. See website for details on others.

Summer Enrichment Program at the University of Massachusetts

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, students with disabilities, other - under-represented students
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: March 10, 2017

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans
  • Target Audience: High school students, Undergraduates, Recent graduates, Graduate students
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: Will be available mid-November 2016

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Undergraduate Fellowships for Minorities

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans; Asian American/Pacific Islanders; Mexican Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: Application opens mid-November

Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program at Penn

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: February 1, 2017

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at Emory University

  • Recruitment Emphasis: women, African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, students with disabilities, other - students attending non-research intensive institutions
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: Check program website for updates.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program at MUSC

  • Recruitment Emphasis: women, African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, students with disabilities, other - We are looking for students interested in careers in Biomedical Research
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: Check program website for updates.

UVA Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP)

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans - targets but not limited to underrepresented
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: February 1, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Madison Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP)

  • Recruitment Emphasis: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, other - Students of any ethnic background from small liberal arts institutions
  • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: February 15, 2017

UNCF/Merck Science Initiative

  • Recruitment Emphasis:  African-American students and postdoctoral researchers.
  • Target Audience:  Undergraduates, Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Researchers.
  • Program Web Page
  • Deadline: Check program website for updates and details.