The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) offers 50 college students each summer an exceptional opportunity to conduct original research in a laboratory at one of the world’s top-ranking scientific institutions. The program is designed for undergraduates with a strong background in science who are considering a research career. SURP students arrive at Einstein in mid-June and spend nine weeks working in a laboratory. Students are matched to a laboratory in the area of interest they indicate on their application. At the end of the program, students present their research in a poster session.
The German Chancellor Fellowship allows recent university graduates to spend one year conducting a project of their design with the host of their choice in Germany. The project can be in any field, but should be research-based and create a positive social impact. Benefits include full financial support, a language course, and a study tour culminating with meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel. German language proficiency is not required.
Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes. Research is supported by students who join the programme, to strengthen their CV or resume, gain course credit, or collect data for a dissertation or thesis. Alternatively if you are a medical student (or intending to go to medical school) you can gain experience in expedition medicine in one of the expedition medicine experiential courses.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW provides funding for more than 245 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations.
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.
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.
The American Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Students receive a stipend to assist with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.
Catholic Volunteer Network, established in 1963, is a non-profit membership organization of 215 domestic and international volunteer and lay mission programs. Catholic Volunteer Network fosters and promotes full-time domestic and international faith-based volunteer service opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and skills. They maintain a searchable database of volunteer opportunities.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Participation Programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are educational and training programs designed to provide students, recent graduates, and university faculty opportunities to participate in project-specific CDC research, current public health research and developmental activities.