Scholarships and Fellowships


EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study


Summer Research Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • for current undergraduates that have one more semester before graduation/completion of bachelor degree
  • includes stipend, housing, meals, and travel costs.
  • Deadline: February 1, 2017

SURP-ASPET  Fellowship Program at the University of Pittsburg 

  • Current undergraduate who are intrested in Biomedical research
  • 10 week program (May 23 - July 29), $3,500 Stipend with additional funding for housing and travel may be available
  • Deadline: February 1. 2017


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)
  • 8 week , salary varies depending on host institution
  • Deadline: February 1, 2017


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
  • 8 weeks, $4000 stipend + $1000 for food, includes housing; non-residential program available that includes $1000 for travel/parking
  • Deadline: February 1, 2017


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, 2017


Summer Undergraduate Research Program – University of Pittsburgh: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program

  • for current undergraduates interested in a career in biomedical research; preference will be given to US citizens and permanent residents who have completed their sophomore or junior year
  • 10 weeks, $3,500 stipend, may include additional funding for housing and travel
  • Deadline: February 1, 2017 (early deadline), March 1, 2017 (final deadline)


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, 2017


Amgen-UROP Scholars Program at MIT

  • for current sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
  • minimum 3.2 GPA
  • 9 weeks (June 6th - Aug. 5th), 40 hrs per week will earn a hourly wage of $12.00 or $4,320; includes housing, an $800 meal stipend, travel to/from MIT, and travel to/from UCLA for a mid-summer research symposium
  • Deadline:  February 1, 2017


SF REU in Marine Sciences – University of Delaware


Amgen Scholars Program - Caltech

  • current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents; a minimum GPA of 3.2 is required
  • Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.
  • 10 weeks, $6000 award, round-trip air transportation, a generous housing allowance, and a food allowance.
  • Deadline: February 15, 2017


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
  • 10 weeks, $3000 stipend plus housing
  • Deadline: February 15, 2017

Singh Center REU - University of Pennsylvania

  • enrolled as a undergraduate student who will not graduate before the summer  programs ends
  • 10 weeks, $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, 2017

NSF College of Engineering , University of Georgia

  • for undergraduates with an emphasis on female and minority students
  • 10 weeks, $5000 stipend
  • Deadline: February 19, 2017

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 2.5/4.0 is required
  • 10 weeks, $6000 award; additional $500 housing and travel support may be provided.
  • Deadline: Feburary 22, 2017

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, $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: March 1, 2017

Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Internship

  • for current students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines
  • 10 weeks at federal research facilities located across the country; a$6000 stipend plus travel 
  • GPA 3.3
  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Protland State University REU

  • Must be a US citizen or possess a Green Card and a current undergraduate.
  • 8 weeks (40 hours per week) $4000 stipend, limited housing stipends are available.
  • Deadline: March 9, 2017

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 (Fall 2014 meeting is in San Francisco; Fall 2015 meeting is in Boston; Fall 2016 meeting is in Philadelphia) 
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017


ACS Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship


National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates




Frank and Sara McKnight Awards in Molecular Sciences - Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

  • for current seniors with research experience
  • expenses-paid scientific retreat hosted by the Department of Biochemistry at UT Southwestern; students will present a poster describing their research
  • three first prizes, each at $2000; 12 other prizes, each at $500
  • Deadline: PASSED


UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award

  • for current juniors majoring in science or engineering who are African American and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • minimum 3.3 GPA
  • “A UNCF /Merck selection committee consisting of Merck scientists and engineers will evaluate the applicants. Award recipients will be selected based on their GPA, their demonstrated interest in their own scientific education and a career in scientific research or engineering, and their ability to perform in a laboratory or engineering environment.”
  • includes summer research Internship at Merck between junior and senior year:  10-12 weeks, at least $5,000
  • includes up to $25,000 towards tuition/room/board for senior year
  • Deadline:  Open: Sept. 16, 2014 - Close: Nov. 16, 2014



Great Lakes Educational Exchange: REU at University of Buffalo

  • must be enrolled as undergraduate students in a college program through Fall 2014 - no graduating seniors; must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • do not need to be Chemistry major, but must have taken basic Chemistry courses; no minimum GPA
  • 10 weeks, $5000 stipend; some travel expenses may be covered on a case-by-case basis
  • Deadline: February 10, 2014



  • 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: Aug 2016


The Robert C. and Carolyn J. Springborn Endowment in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois - Springborn Graduate Fellowship

  • 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: December 15, 2015, This is for the Fall 2016 Semester. 


DESRE - Rural Health Research Institute at Georgia Southern University

  • open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • 6-week immersion in full-time rural health disparities elimination research and training
  • stipend, airfare and travel to Georgia Southern University; free housing
  • Deadline: January 15th  by 5p.m.


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


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, 2016


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, $5000 stipend, travel allowance and housing
  • Deadline: February 14, 2016


REU - Penn State  - Elberly College of Science


​NSF REU in Chemistry at the University of Southern California

  • current sophomores or juniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • 10 weeks, $4500 stipend, housing, sutdent health insurance and travel
  • Deadline: February 24, 2016





Passed Deadlines


National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • for current seniors and 1st-year graduate students
  • Deadline: October 27 2016


The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships

  • 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, 2016.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program

  • 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

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, 2016


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 (May 23 - July 29)
  •  Deadline: March 1st, 2016

SMART Scholarship

  • 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 $25,000 - $38,000 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: December 1, 2016 at 5pm 

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 9, 2016 at 5 p.m.

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, 2014 minimum 3.0 GPA (candidates who can demonstratre excellence through other avenues will also be considered)
  • admission to a master's degree program at a well-established partner university; teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education; extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom; a $30,000 stipend (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools); support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment; support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education; lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders
  • Deadline:  October 23, 2017 (First deadline), Nov. 29 (Second deadline), Janurary 23, 2017 (Final deadline)


ACS Chemistry REU - William H. Nichols Fellowship

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 16, 2016

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 June 6, 2016, who have completed 1 year of college and 1 math and 1 science course; must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • 10 weeks, $5,000 stipend and contribution towards travel expenses; some housing scholarships may be available
  • Deadline: Applications accepted January 1-31, 2017

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 $6000 award, with additional $500 housing and travel supplemented
  • Deadline: January 10, 2017


Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration 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 11, 2017


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Internship


Department of Energy 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 18, 2017

American Museum of Natural History Richard Gilder Graduate School Fellowship