Scholarships and Fellowships

    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


    MSK Summer Research Programs (ChBSP & MISP)

    • for undergraduate students interested in pursuing research at the interface of chemistry and biomedicine.
    • Applicants must have completed college-level general biology and introductory chemistry.
    • $6000 stipend and no housing available
    • 10-week program  June 3 - August 9, 2019.
    • Deadline:February 1, 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


    University of Delaware - Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry : Science & Engineering Leadership Initiative(SELI) REU

    • open to all undergraduate students with disabilities who are majors in chemistry, or chemistry related fields
    • 9-week program June 10 - August 9, 2019
    • 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 Scholars Program


    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

    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