Scholarships and Fellowships

    SCI Scholars

    • for current sophomore and junior, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering majors
    • minimum 3.5 GPA
    • SCI Scholars receive $6,000-$10,000+ for a ten-week internship; students will be awarded a certificate and an additional $1,000, which can be used for any purpose, such as participation at an ACS or AIChE meeting; scholars nominate a high school chemistry teacher for recognition. Teachers will be awarded a certificate from SCI and $1,000, which can be used for professional development or classroom materials.
    • Deadline: November 30, 2018


    Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship (GA, IN, NJ)

    • college seniors, graduates and career changers who have majored in and/or have a strong professional background in a STEM field; must demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals; must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • must have obtained, or expect to obtain, a bachelor's degree by June 30, 2019 minimum 3.0 GPA (candidates who can demonstratre excellence through other avenues will also be considered)
    • Deadline:  October 16, 2018 (First deadline), Nov. 30(Second deadline), Janurary 31, 2019 (Final deadline)


    National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NSDEG) Fellowship

    • for current seniors and 1st- and 2nd-year graduate students who are U.S. citizens
    • must be enrolled or intend to enroll in full-time doctoral studies
    • application requires:  general GRE, official transcript(s), three recommendations, essays, etc.
    • 3 years, $30,500+ per year, including medical insurance and waiver of tuition and fees
    • Deadline:  December 7, 2018


    Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) Summer Internship

    • Students who have completed their sophomore year in college or university but not have graduated from a Master's degree program prior to the start of the scholars program
    •  G.P.A of 3.3
    • The program is a paid, full-time, research 8 Week Program 
    • Financial support for housing, travel, and local transit systems will be provided based on the Company's non-discriminatory assessment of the applicant's need.
    • Deadline: December 13, 2018


    Pitt SURF 2018

    • For juniors ('20) in the STEM discipline 
    • 10 week program May 28th - August 2th, 2019
    • Student receives a weekly stipend of $378.40 with free housing on University or Pittsburgh campus.
    • *ROLLING*: Application review begins Dec. 17th, 2018 and continues until all 5 positions are filled.


    The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (partnership with UPenn) Injury Science REU

    • for current students graduating after August 10, 2019, who have completed 1 year of college  by June 3, 2019, an instrest in pursuing an advanced degree in their firle of study (except pre-med) must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
    • minimum 3.0 GPA
    • 10 weeks (June 3 - August 10, 2019), $5,000 stipend and contribution towards travel expenses ($500); free housing
    • Deadline: Applications accepted December 17 - January 31, 2019


    Kupcinet-Getz International Summer Science School at the Weizmann Institute (Israel)


    D.O.E. Comuptational Science Graduate Fellowship

    • for current seniors and 1st- and 2nd-year graduate students students pursuing a full-time, uninterrupted Ph.D. in engineering and in the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences; must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • $36k/yearly stipend, tuition and fees, $5k 1st year academic allowance with $1k each renewed yr, yearly conferences, 12-week research practicum; renewable up to four years
    • Deadline: January 9, 2019


    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Internship


    Wave Fellows Program at Caltech

    • for sophmore and above, undergraduates intent on a Ph.D.
    • 10 week summer research project
    • Minumum GPA of 3.2
    • A $6275 award, with additional $225 housing and travel allowance, Caltech housing is available
    • Deadline: January 12, 2019


    D.O.E.  N.N.S.A.  Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

    • for current seniors and 1st- and 2nd-year graduate students students pursuing a full-time, uninterrupted Ph.D. in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high-energy density physics, nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions; must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • $36k/yearly stipend, tuition and fees, $1k/yr academic allowance, yearly conferences, 12-week research practicum; renewable up to four years
    • Deadline: January 16, 2019


    American Museum of Natural History Helen Fellowship


    NSF Centers for Chemical Innovations Summer Research Programs

    • unique research experiences for undergraduate students in collaborative research environments throughout the USA
    • Each CCi includes multiple institutions where accepted candidtates may choose to conduct their summer research
    • A competitive stipend, travel award, and housing provided for 10 weeks of research
    • Deadline: February 1 - 22nd, 2019


    SPUR at Medical College of Wisconsin


    ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

    • for current juniors doing research in organic chemistry (for summer between junior and senior year)
    • must be nominated by Chemistry Dept.
    • 10 weeks, $5000 at your home institution
    • Deadline:  February 1, 2019


    Summer Research at Yale


    Merck 2018 Chemistry Internship Program


    Summer Research Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    • for current undergraduates that have one more semester before graduation/completion of bachelor degree
    • includes $5 - 6K stipend, housing, meals, and travel costs.
    • Program dates: June 2 - August 6, 2019
    • Application Opens: Nov. 15
    • Deadline: February 1, 2019


    SURP-ASPET  Fellowship Program at the University of Pittsburg 


    Amgen Scholars Japan Program - Kyoto University and The University of Tokyo

    • Undergraduate students who are in their sophmore and junior year intrested in pursuing a Ph.D.
    • Strong record of academic performance; and a good knowledge of English (TOEFL 70 or IELTS 6.0)
    • University of Tokyo / Kyoto Program dates: June 11 - August 4, 2019
    • 8 week , salary varies depending on host institution
    • Deadline: February 1, 2019


    Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program

    • for current non-seniors interested in a career in the biomedically related sciences; should have completed at least general biology and/or introductory chemistry; minimum 3.0 GPA required
    • 10 weeks; $4000 stipend and housing; 4 exceptional students will be named "Rubin and Sarah Shaps Scholars"
    • Deadline: February 1, 2019
    • Decision Posted: March 1 - 15th


    Amgen Scholars - variety of U.S. host universities

    • for current sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
    • minimum 3.2 GPA
    • each host institution has its own application
    • 8-10 weeks, salary varies (usually $4,000-$5,000) depending on host institution
    • Deadline:  February 1, 2019


    Portland State University REU

    • Must be a US citizen or possess a Green Card and a current undergraduate.
    • 8 weeks (40 hours per week) June 18th - August 10, 2019
    • $4000 stipend, limited housing stipends are available.
    • Application Opens Nov. 22, 2019
    • Deadline: Not announced


    Chemical Biology Cummer Program (ChBSP)

    • Undergraduate students who are majoring in chemistry , biochemistry, or chemical biology
    • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents in possession of an alen re
    • minimum 3.0 GPA
    • 10 week program ( June 3 - August 9, 2019) $4000 stipend and will be reimbursed for their local travel expenses
    • Deadline: February 2, 2019


    Molecular Imaging Summer Program

    • Undergraduate freshman, sophomores, and juniors interested in pursuing resarch at the interface of molecular imaging and cancer biology
    • must have completed college-level general biology and introductory chemistry and some advanced science courses.
    • 10 week program June 3 - August 9, 2019.
    • Will be offered a stipend of $4,875 and will be reimbursed for their loval travel expenses. (no summer housing)
    • Deadling: February 2, 2019
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     Michigan State University REU: iCER ACRES

    • Students that will be undergraduates in the Fall 2019
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • U.S. citizens or permanent residents 
    • Provided will be a stipend, on-campus housing, and a meal allowance, as well as finacial support for travel to the REU site and conferences
    • Program dates May 20- July 26, 2019
    • Deadline: February 4th, 2019


    SUNY Upstate Medical University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

    • current juniors in good academic standing, majoring in chemistry, biology or a related field; must have a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in biomedical investigative research
    • Program dates: June 3 - August 9, 2019
    • 10 weeks, $3500 stipend plus housing
    • Deadline: February 4, 2019


    SF REU in Marine Sciences – University of Delaware ( awaiting a funding decision Jan. 2018)


    Singh Center REU - University of Pennsylvania

    • enrolled as a undergraduate student who will not graduate before the summer  programs ends
    • 10 weeks (May 28 - August 2, 2019) $5500 stipend (before taxes, paid in installments) and will be housed within walking dsitance of the unversity, additional $500 in travel costs may be eligible for reimbursement.
    • Deadline: February 15, 2019.


    REU - Georgia Tech Undergraduate Summer Research Program

    • current non-seniors, majoring in chemistry or biochemistry, must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • 10 weeks (May 19 - July 26, 2019) $5000 stipend, travel allowance and housing
    • Deadline: February 15, 2019


    NSF REU in Chemistry at the University of Southern California

    • current sophomores or juniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • Program dates: May 28 - August 3, 2019 (10 weeks)
    • 10 weeks, $500/week stipend, housing, sutdent health insurance and travel will be covered
    • Deadline: February 15, 2019


    The University of North Texas REU Program

    • preference given to rising juniors and seniors, though outstanding sophomores may be considered; must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • 10 weeks (June 3 - August 8, 2019), $5,000 stipend, housing, travel; upon request by a faculty mentor, $1000 in travel funds is available to each REU participant who presents summer research conducted in this program at a regional or national meeting
    • Deadline: Thursday Feb. 15th, 2019



    SURF Undergraduate Research Fellowships - Caltech

    • for current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents; a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0 is required
    • 10 weeks, $6275 award; additional $500 housing and travel support may be provided.
    • Deadline: Feburary 22, 2019


    ACS Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship


    National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates




    Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP) REU Program at Yale University

    • for current juniors and well qualified underclassmen who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • Program dates: TBD
    • 8 weeks, $4000 stipend + $1000 for food, includes housing; non-residential program available that includes $1000 for travel/parking
    • Deadline: TBD


    REU - National Science Foundation Program at College of Engineering of Univerity of Georgia

    • Undergraduate studetns with an emphasis on female and minority students
    • 10 week program (TBD)
    • $5000 stipend 
    • Application Opens: December 1, 2018
    •  Deadline: TBD


    Center for Chemical Evolution Summer REU


    Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at The University of Minnesota

    • 25 positions available to undersgraduate students 
    • $5000 stipend , food, housing, and travel paid
    • $1000 research supply fund
    • Program dates: June 4 - August 10, 2018
    • Deadline: TBD


    Colorado School of Mines REU Advanced Polymer Materials

    • Undergraduates, no rising seniors. 
    • US citizen or permanent residents
    • $5000 Stipend, paid on-campus housing, travel allowance
    • Program Dates: May 28th - August 3rd
    • Focuses on fuel cells, photovolatics, batteries, tissue engineering, nanomedicines, and membranes
    • Deadline: TBD


    The DOW-MIT ACCESS Program (Opening soon)

    • for current sophomores, juniors and seniors, who are focusing on chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science, who are underrepresented minority students; must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident; strong academic background and interest in research
    • 2 days (October); includes travel, lodging, meals and excursions
    • the weekend-long program offers students an overview of graduate education through seminars, faculty talks, and interactive sessions, all designed to give a greater understanding of the application process and an insight into the doors a graduate career can open
    • Deadline: TBA



    The Robert C. and Carolyn J. Springborn Endowment in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois - Springborn Graduate Fellowship (summer 2018 application, fall 2019 program )

    • for students accepted to a PhD program, must have American citizenship and must have a documented academic record of excellence and demonstrated creativity and leadership potential
    • Guaranteed stipend of at least $33k/yr for the first 3-years of graduate study; tuition and fees waiver; in 2nd and 3rd years, support for travel to conferences other labs
    • Deadline: TBA


    American Museum of Natural History Richard Gilder Graduate School Fellowship

    Passed Deadlines


    Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program (spring semester application)

    • for any undergraduate or incoming freshman who is enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university for Spring 2014, with a declared major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related life science field
    • minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Six available awards: Two $10,000 and Four $5,000 scholarships
    • Deadline: November 8, 2017


    National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (summer application)

    • for current seniors and 1st-year graduate students
    • Deadline: Oct 2017


    The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships (summer application)

    • for current seniors or graduate students applying to or enrolled in a PhD program, must have American citizenship or permanent residency, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency
    • Option of $32k/9-month personal stipend and full tuition, renewable for up to 5 yrs; or $36k/9-month personal stipend and full tuition for 2 years, followed by $6k/yr for 3 yrs in coordination with a 3-yr fellowship from another source
    • Deadline: October 30, 2017


    NAVAL Research Enterprise Internship Program 

    • for current undergraduate students who are US citizens; must be eligible to receive and hold a security clearance
    • must be pursuing a degree in the sciences
    • Perks include: full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking); stipend paid at a rate of $5,000 - $10,800 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length); paid summer internships
    • Health insurance up to $1,200/yr, allowance of $1,000, and employment placement after graduation. 
    • Deadline: PASSED


    ACS Women Chemists Committee Overcoming Challenges Award

    • The Overcoming Challenges Award recognizes a female undergraduate for her efforts in overcoming hardship to achieve success in chemistry.
    • for current female undergraduates majoring in chemistry or biochemistry
    • “Applicant must demonstrate that she has overcome hardships (economic, personal, or academic) in pursuit of her education.” 
    • applications reviewed on improvement, initiative, successes, and grades from the previous two semesters
    • $250 plus up to $1000 for travel to attend the ACS Fall National Meeting
    • Deadline: Passed