The American Physiological Society (APS) offers five programs that allow undergraduate students to participate in research during the summer. Recipients of the Society’s five summer fellowship programs spend an average of 10 weeks in the laboratory of an established scientist and APS member.
Fields of Study: Sciences and Math
The APA Summer Science Fellowship program (SSF) aims to immerse advanced undergraduate students in the science of psychology by exposing them to the excitement and promise of the best of psychological science. An expenses-paid, intensive summer training program, the SSF will place up to 12 talented students in the psychology laboratories of some of the most outstanding researchers in the Washington, DC area for 6 weeks.
Mechanical engineering encompasses a dynamic field of knowledge with lifelong learning opportunities. Financial aid for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology is available through various scholarships listed on the ASME Scholarship website. Deadlines and other terms and conditions vary, so please review the website carefully before applying.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.
The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world’s leading institutions. A listing of current US institutions can be found here. Washington and Lee students are eligible to apply to programs in the US (US citizens only) and Japan (students of all nationalities).
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, a major research center, offers opportunities for college and university undergraduate students to participate in the Laboratory’s ongoing research programs. In addition to such opportunities, the U.S. Department of Energy directly sponsors research participation at other DOE facilities. At Argonne, college/university students may obtain research experience through the Department of Energy’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program (SULI) or one of several other internship programs. Housing, transportation, and stipends are provided to participants.
This Berkeley Lab Program places students from 4 year institutions in paid internships in science and engineering. Students work with scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s research program. Typically, BLUR participants are students at partnership schools or have an established relationship with Lab scientists and funding sources have been identified. Students initially interested in participating in Berkeley Lab should apply through DOE’s SULI program.
Each year, Bettis hires approximately 25 students for its summer intern program. Laboratory internships offer students a unique opportunity to participate in the important work done at Bettis and a chance to work with some of the finest technical people in the country.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.
Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.