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 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.
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.
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.
Each summer, the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) sponsors a 10-week program in which selected undergraduate students conduct research investigating diverse aspects of nervous system function under the guidance of individual CNUP training faculty. CNUP training faculty investigate diverse aspects of nervous system function. Consequently, the technical features of an undergraduate summer research project might include neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, molecular biology, brain imaging, computer simulations, neuropsychology, or behavioral assessments. Student recipients of this competitive fellowship will receive a stipend and will be provided housing at no cost.
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.