Summer Research Opportunities for Students

Additional Summer Research Opportunities

This is not a comprehensive list, but it will give you a great start. The OCS staff are happy to help you find answers to your questions about the programs, and help you with the application process. Some of these programs might require recommendation letters, resumes, or other materials. Start your search early and do your homework. You can schedule an appointment.


National Science Foundation  – lists Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in all applicable disciplines. It includes contact information for all of the programs.

Pathways to Science – lists 600+ summer undergraduate research opportunities in STEM disciplines

Journal of Young Investigators – lists summer research opportunities in science fields as well as resources for application support and conferences for undergraduates

AAMC– lists undergraduate research opportunities at universities across the United States in the medical field

NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) – opportunity to do research across most STEM fields at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

UCLA SPUR– research opportunities in all fields, with specific programs for different STEM disciplines

Boston University SURF – research opportunities in biology and the control of gene expression for biological outcomes

International Opportunities

Euroscholars – offers a broad range of research projects in many fields of interest across three universities in Europe

The ISTernship – Vienna, Austria, Institute of Science and Technology (IST):- includes research in all STEM disciplines at IST in Vienna

NanoJapan – specifically for freshman and sophomore students, nanotechnology research opportunities in Japan

Aalto Science Institute in Finland– offers summer research opportunities for students


Pathways to Science: Sustainability – lists options for research in Sustainability across the country

Climate Adaptation Scientists of Tomorrow Program – climate sciences research opportunities for undergraduates

Boyce Thompson Institute – undergraduate research opportunities spanning fields of ecology, bioinformatics, and other biological sciences. 

National Laboratories