SURE 2013: apply by Feb. 3, 2014, see SURE website.

Emory STEM Symposium: apply by Jan. 7, 2014 see Emory STEM website.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Summer Research in Obstetrics/Gynecology

For Emory, Morehouse, Spelman Agnes Scott Colleges only. Requires 2 year commitment.

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and Emory University (EU) have been awarded a unique partnership grant to promote workforce diversity and education in the reproductive sciences and women’s health. We invite eligible sophomore students interested in doctoral careers in reproductive sciences to apply for a 2- year research development program with the Atlanta Center for Translational Research in Endometriosis (ACTRE pronounced “actor”). The goal of the ACTRE scholar program is to
introduce under-represented minority students to translational human reproductive research that demonstrate how cellular and molecular biology bridge the way to clinical therapeutic treatments in reproductive medicine. During this 2-year program, scholars will receive training in translational research principles and reproductive science topics, laboratory techniques, create a professional development plan, and shadow clinical specialists in Gynecologic Surgery and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Undergraduate scholars will conduct supervised translational research with
a focus on a serious and common women’s health issue, endometriosis. At the end of the second year, participants will take part in a formal research symposium. Approved posters and abstracts will be published through our program web site and scholars will have an opportunity to submit research findings for presentation at national meetings in reproductive sciences.  ACTRE is sponsored by a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Application Deadline: December 5, 2010

For questions, contact:

American Heart Association research

The purpose of this undergraduate research training program is to encourage promising students, including women and members of minority groups underrepresented in the sciences, from all disciplines to consider research careers while supporting the highest quality scientific investigation broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Deadline: Feb-08-2011

Positions also available for medical students, postdoctoral fellows and predoctoral students. See their Applicant Information Guide for details. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Research at the Pasteur Institute in Paris

Summer 2011 Undergraduate Internships at the  Institut Pasteur for US citizens

The internships are a unique  chance for undergrads to work in biological labs over the course of the Paris at the world-recognized Institut Pasteur.

The application may be downloaded from  our homepage:

Eligibility: Applicants must 1) be undergraduates with an excellent academic record and a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is highly recommended); 2) have completed three full years (six semesters) of college course work by the time the internship commences; and 3) not have received an undergraduate degree at the time of application. Knowledge of French or desire to learn it is advisable. This program is open to U.S. citizens only.

Deadline: Dec. 17, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Summer research in Switzerland!

Summer Research Program Life Sciences and Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), will offer an intensive research training opportunity to 25 undergraduate students interested in research careers in life sciences. This program will run from July 4th to August 26th 2011. 


Application deadline is February 15, 2011.

NASA summer fellowships and internships

Leave it to NASA to set up a Stargate-like portal to all their student programs! They call it one-stop shopping because you complete one application to be considered for multiple opportunities.

Check it out! They also have international research opportunities.

Pathways to Science searchable program database

Go to

and search by topic and geographic region.

Summer research in digital forensics

Digital Forensics is the application of forensic science techniques to the acquisition and analysis of evidence that exists in digital form (e.g. evidence found in files on hard drives, in emails, in network activity, etc). The University of Rhode Island offers one of the most comprehensive degree programs in digital forensics through a Computer Science Department at a major university.

See for details.

Eligibility: undergraduates, US citizens [funded by NSF]

Stipend: $4000 and housing allowance

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Georgia Tech Petit Scholars

This is a year-long program for undergraduates, with the following stipend schedule: 

$1,450 stipend for spring semester - work 12+ hours a week
$3,000 stipend for summer session - work 40+ hours a week
$1,450 stipend for fall semester - work 12+ hours a week

Eligibility: open to students at Georgia Tech, Morehouse College, Georgia State University, Emory University and Agnes Scott College

Description:  This competitive scholarship program allows undergraduates to conduct independent research in state-of-the-art biotech laboratories at IBB. The program runs from January 2011 to December of 2011 and serves to develop the next generation of leading bioengineering and bioscience researchers by providing a comprehensive research experience for an entire year.  Applications are now being accepted with a deadline of Friday, September, 17, 2010

For more information about the program (including a link to the online application), please visit:  Petit Scholars

For additional information, contact

Colly O'Brien Mitchell
Special Projects Coordinator
Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)
315 Ferst Drive, Suite 1115
Atlanta GA 30332-0363 USA
phone: 404.894.5982
fax: 404.894.2291

NSF website features SURE alumnus Brian Hare

See for a feature on Brian Hare, SURE fellow circa mid 1990's and current faculty member in the anthropology department at Duke University.

This item highlight's Brian's work with bonobos.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

International Research Opportunities for Summer 2011

This list includes some Emory-specific content (e.g., IRES program) but otherwise is a great summary of research opps available to undergraduate students at any college or university. Check it out!

Emory's International Research Experience in the Sciences IRES
The IRES program supports Emory undergraduates in scientific research in international labs.  We help support students who are working with collaborators of their Emory mentors, or placed with an HHMI international scholar, or through a program like DAAD or the Pasteur Foundation.  Applications are due in Fall for the following summer.  
The DAAD programs can support you while you are still a student (DAAD-RISE summer internships) or after you graduate (DAAD-RISE-PRO).  Internships are in a variety of natural science disciplines.  If you are an Emory student thinking about applying for a summer BEFORE you graduate, you should apply through the IRES program for more support from Emory.

The American Chemical Society supports summer international opportunities in Europe.  

Nanoscale Summer Program
The Center for Functional Nanoscale Materials at Clark Atlanta University has had an opportunity for undergraduate students to have a summer research experience that includes work at a lab in Atlanta AND work in South Africa.  

Paris summer biomedical research
The Pasteur Institute in Paris offers summer undergraduate research experiences.  If you are an Emory student thinking about applying for a summer BEFORE you graduate, you should apply through the IRES program for more support from Emory.

Churchill College in Cambridge, UK
For study and research in the sciences after you graduate, the Churchill Foundation offers an amazing 1-year scholarship.  See the Emory webpage and the foundation webpage for more information.

Emory's office of National Scholarships and Fellowships info on Churchill
Churchill Foundation

Fulbright fellowships for international research
For up to one year of international research project or an English teaching assistantship abroad, check out the Fulbright.
Emory's office of National Scholarships and Fellowships info on Fulbright
Fulbright at the US dept of State
Internships in Asia
The Luce Scholars program supports students in internships after graduation in Asia.  No prior specialty in Asian cultures or languages is necessary.  See the Emory summary page and the Luce Foundation page.

Emory's office of National Scholarships and Fellowships info on Luce

Friday, June 4, 2010

SURE 2010 at Emory University

We are 100 strong this year! SURE is off to a great start. Today, we conducted our day-long ethics training kickoff. Good times!  Here's a picture showing most of the group, cheerful after having survived a close brush with the dread disease Moralysis. [This is not to imply that some students didn't survive training, just that they didn't make the photo op!]

Monday, April 26, 2010

Neurobiology at Keck School of Medicine (University Southern California)

Seeking motivated undergraduate student to conduct an original research project in a neurobiology lab at the Keck School of Medicine this summer.  This position is a full time position for this summer and pays a $3000 stipend funded by the Undergraduate Research Associates Program (URAP)...
See the rest of this posting at

Friday, April 23, 2010

Atlanta area: Club Scientific jobs for College Students

We are now taking applications for college counselors. Students must have completed at least their freshman year by this May and be enrolled for the Fall. High School Seniors are not eligible for this position. The salary is $300 per week. No nights or weekends!! Please apply online by going to our Home Page and clicking on Employment opportunities. Interviews will be held the second week in May. We will call applicants to schedule an interview. We are also busy scheduling our after-school Science Club for the next school year. Call us if you think your school would like to have our terrific Science Club. This is science enrichment at its best.  Join us this summer and give your child experience and fun that will last a lifetime.
Bob and Sue Hagan, Club Scientific

h/t to

Monday, April 19, 2010

CareerBuilder’s Annual College Job Forecast conducts an annual survey of hiring managers where they share their perspectives, in this case, in hiring recent college graduates. This article outlines

- the types of experience employers expect from recent graduates

- the biggest mistakes during interveiws.

See survey results at

Friday, April 16, 2010

Undergraduate Research Week at Emory University

We have a wonderful week+ coming up! Emory undergraduates in all disciplines will be presenting their research during Undergraduate Research Week, April 16-23, 2010.

Political Science Student Presentations  [5 student talks]
Friday April 16th 1:30 - 5:30 Tarbutton 120A
Contact: Dr. Justin Esarey

Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Poster Session [45 presenters]
Monday April 19 4:30 - 6:30 DUC Commons
Contact:  Dr. Keith Easterling

SIRE Research Partner Program Poster Session [34 presenters]
Tuesday April 20 4 - 6 pm DUC Commons
Exclusively featuring work by the sophomores and juniors in the Research Partners program
Contact:  Dr. Leah Roesch

College-Wide Undergraduate Symposium sponsored by SIRE [42 presenters]
Wednesday April 21 4 - 6 pm DUC Commons
Including SIRE grant recipients, Linguistics Program students, Mellon-Mays undergraduate fellows, CIPA-IDN scholars and many more!
Contact:  Dr. Leah Roesch 

Biology Department Poster Session [60 presenters]
Thursday April 22 1 - 6 pm DUC Commons
Contact:  Dr. Rachelle Spell 

Chemistry Department Poster Session [30 presenters]
Friday April 23 4 pm Emerson Lobby
Contact: Dr. Simon Blakey

Psychology Department Poster Session [~40 presenters]
Monday April 26 5 - 7 pm PAIS Lobby
Contact Dr. Nancy Bliwise for more information 

Link to College website and past years' programs:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

IBM Undergraduate Research Intern - Business Analytics & Math Sciences

Job ID RES-0306492 Job type Full-time Complementary
Work country USA Posted 30-Mar-2010
Work city Yorktown Heights Job area Research
Travel No travel Job category Other
Business unit ResMathSci Job role Student/Intern
Job role skillset General
Intern year of study Fourth Year/ Senior Internship term US- Summer

Job description
The IBM T. J. Watson Research Center is seeking exceptional 

undergraduates to conduct applied research in analytics or optimization 
as part of a research team in the Business Analytics & Math Sciences 

Major Fields of Study: Mathematics, Statistics, Electrical or Systems 

Engineering, Operations Research, Computer Science, or related areas.

Required skills include demonstrated success in undergraduate 

mathematics courses, experience with one or more mathematical 
software packages (SPSS, CPLEX, Matlab, R, etc), 
good communication skills and an interest in solving real world problems. 
 Previous undergraduate research experience a plus.

  • Basic knowledge in Statistical modeling methods
  • Basic knowledge in programming skills (C+, Java, Perl, etc)
  • English: Basic knowledge
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Basic knowledge in Data Analysis tools (R, SPSS, Matlab, CPLEX, etc)

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to
 be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will 
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, 
color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation,
national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.  

To apply, go to

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April 9: Emory Research Fair

Emory is hosting its annual research fair, with the goal of recruiting and retaining great researchers.

Visit our Human Resources website to sign up:

This fair is open to everyone.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Summer Research @ Woods Hole, MA

About Woods Hole:
The Marine Biological Laboratory is an international center for research, education, and training in biology. It was established in 1888 as an institute where marine organisms were used as model systems in the study of cell biology, neurobiology, and embryology. During the summer, the 270 year-round scientists and support staff of the MBL are joined by an additional 300 visiting scientists in our Whitman Center for visiting research, as well as 1200 graduate / postdoctoral students and faculty in our discovery courses, all from over 200 institutions throughout the world. Scientists are attracted to the MBL as well by the opportunity to collaborate with investigators at the other scientific institutions in Woods Hole. These include the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the United States Geological Survey, and the Woods Hole Research Center. In the small village of Woods Hole, this concentration of researchers and institutions results in a scientific community unparalleled in the world.
Dates: June 13 through August 21, 2010

Application Deadline: April 1, 2010


Sensing and Signaling: University of Tennessee

DescriptionThe aim of this program is to provide research experiences for undergraduate students majoring in the sciences with an introduction  to cutting edge research in the broad area of “Sensing and Signaling”. The team of REU investigators represents a multidisciplinary ensemble of Cell Biologists, Geneticists, Biochemists, and Biophysicists who are taking modern approaches to the analysis of how signals are perceived and transduced in myriad biological systems.

Program Dates: June 7 - July 30, 2010

Application Deadline: EXTENDED TO APRIL 7, 2010


Monday, March 8, 2010

Summer School of Behavioral Endocrinology: One-Week Course at Emory & Travel to SBN meeting

The Summer School of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, an intensive one-week course in the basic principles of behavioral neuroendocrinology,  is planned (pending funding) for July 10-17, 2010 on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Leaders in the field will be brought  to Emory from all over the U.S. to discuss topics such as sex differences in behavior and the nervous system, the effects of hormones on brain structures and processes, and the neuroendocrinology of stress. In addition to these discussions there will be workshops on bioinformatics and the analysis of hormone-dependent behaviors. The course is intended for undergraduates (or recent graduates) who are contemplating applying to graduate school. The aim is to give trainees an appreciation for behavioral neuroendocrinology as a discipline, as well as a sense of what it is like to have a career in science.   

Following the one-week course, trainees will attend the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN) in Toronto, Canada, July 18-22, 2010. Attending the SBN meeting is an excellent way for trainees to find graduate programs and faculty mentors with matching interests.

All travel expenses, room, and board in Atlanta and Toronto will be paid by the program. Students wishing to participate must commit to attending the entire course and SBN meeting (July 10-21, 2010). Note that travel to Canada requires a passport or a driver’s license AND  birth certificate.

To apply, please visit Application materials include the online application form, a cv, college transcript (unofficial is  sufficient), and a 1-2 page statement of career goals and scientific interests. Applicants should arrange for 1-3 letters of recommendation  to be sent directly to  Members of underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Chemistry research in energy sciences @ Wyoming

Description:  The University of Wyoming (UW) and the National Science Foundation sponsor a 10-week summer REU program focused on “Chemistry Research in Energy Science.” The program provides each student with a hands-on research experience but is a fully integrated program to educate and train students about the scientific issues related to the development of clean and sustainable energy resources. 

Program Dates: May 24 to July 30, 2010

Application Deadline: March 15, 2010


Explorations in Statistics Research: Boulder, Colorado

Program Dates: June 19-26, 2010

Location: National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

This exciting, fast-paced program introduces students to three modern, 
applied statistics research problems, and gives them a sense of how 
statisticians approach large, complex problems, with the aim of 
encouraging them to pursue advanced degrees in statistics.

Deadline: March 3, 2010

PS A flyer is available at

Friday, February 26, 2010

Assistant Director, Office of Fellowships and Undergraduate Research

Position posted at Rice University in Houston, TX

The Assistant Director of the Office of Fellowships and Undergraduate Research will coordinate, maintain, and refine the programs, services, and resources offered by the Fellowships and Undergraduate Research Office, under the advisement of the Director. He/she will support the efforts of students in their pursuit of academic scholarships/fellowships and research opportunities as well as advocate and promote academic excellence, scholarship, leadership, international learning and service in the Rice University community....
Required: Bachelor's degree; one year of full-time experience coordinating campus programs, advising undergraduate students, or with fellowships and/or research opportunities (domestic or international) OR two or more years of any combination of graduate internships or undergraduate leadership in campus service, leadership or fellowships programs accepted in lieu of full-time work experience.  

See complete announcement at

Thursday, February 25, 2010

CDC opportunity: genetics

Description: We seeking a student who is interested in investigating genetic variants of human cytochromes P450, including homology modeling.

The student will be stationed either in a lab in proximity to Little Rock, AR (housing will be taken care) and/or on the CDC campus in Chamblee/Atlanta, GA. However, at least a fraction of the appointment the student must be in AR. During that period student’s personal transportation is highly recommended.

Program Dates: May 24th to July 30th, 2010

Website <

Eligibility: US citizens only

Application Deadline: March 1, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Earth, Wind, and Fire: Sustainable Energy research at the University of Kansas

Description: This is an opportunity to become engaged in research that addresses the area of sustainable energy and to develop the skills and viewpoints necessary to be part  of the solution to the issues associated with sustainability. The title of the REU represents the wide variety of sustainable energy sources the students will explore: "earth" represents the growth and harvesting of  energy from biomass, "wind" represents using the wind to generate electricity, and "fire" represents harvesting solar energy.

Program Dates: June 1, 2010 - August 6, 2010

Deadline: Preference will be given to applications that are received by February 15, 2010.

Water Resources Research at the University of Florida

Description: to provide 8 students with 8-weeks of research experiences in quantifying water and energy demands of various land uses in Florida. The students will also learn the significance of this quantification and how it can result in changes in current management practices and decisions, through extension activities.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2010

Program Dates: June 7 – July 30, 2010


Explorations in Statistics Research: Week-Long Program

Description: Our short program is designed to encourage students to attend graduate school in statistics. It is aimed at undergraduates who are rising juniors or seniors.

Dates: June 19-26, 2010

Application Deadline: March 3, 2010


Application Link: