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.
Opportunity Type: Summer
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.
The Summer Sessions of the American School of Classical Studies are an intensive introduction to Greece from antiquity through the modern period. The individuals selected for this program are normally graduate and advanced undergraduate students and high school and college teachers with clear evidence of interest in the Classical world as well as academic preparation in this area.
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 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.
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.