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External Funding Sources For Undergraduates and Graduates


  • Scholarship Advising
    • Awards for study abroad
    • Undergraduate and post-graduate fellowships for graduate study or research
    • Dartmouth grants for graduate study or research
  • National Science Foundation
    • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Funding for undergraduates to participate in research projects funded by the National Science Foundation (must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply).
  • Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program
    • Eight- to ten-week summer internships in the sciences, social sciences or humanities. The program is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in these areas to consider research careers in academic, public or private sectors.
  • National Amgen Scholars Program
    • Summer research opportunities at a number of leading institutions. Includes a stipend, housing, meal plan, and transportation.
  • UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program
    • Summer research opportunity to conduct research with a faculty member, communicate their science in poster and oral presentations, receive a stipend, housing, meal plan, and transportation.
  • Pathways to Science
    • This is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). It supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, with particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources.
  • Junior Scientist Training Program
    • A 9 month program for college graduates (applications are accepted from college seniors or recent graduates) who need to strengthen their laboratory skills.  The program is sponsored by the Foundation for the Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)
    • Summer internships for undergraduate students from the US, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE summer placements take place with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany.
  • Sigma Xi Student Research Grant
    • Grants up to $1000 to support research in science or engineering; special grants up to $5000 for astronomy and $2500 for eye or vision-related research. Applications due on October 15 and March 15 each year.
  • NASA Undergraduate Student Research Project
    • Mentored research experiences at the NASA centers. The 10-week session in the summer includes a stipend of $6000 and the 15-week sessions in the fall and spring include a stipend of $9000. The project seeks applications from undergraduates who are U.S. citizens enrolled full-time in accredited U.S. colleges or universities. Applicants must be sophomores, juniors or seniors by the start of their internship. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens with academic majors or course concentration in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or physical and life sciences.
  • NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
    • NASA research and development internship opportunities to undergraduate students. Students work on practical problems that will see real applications in aerospace or on future NASA missions.  These immersive NASA opportunities combine scientific research with professional hands-on engineering. USRP internship opportunities are offered year round in the Fall, Summer and Spring.
  • European Undergraduate Research Opportunities
    • EuroScholars is a unique study abroad program for advanced undergraduates whereby students have the opportunity to conduct research at a high caliber institution in a chosen field of study while taking a language and culture class. Twelve different European universities are participating as host institutions for the exceptional students in this program.
  • National Geographic Young Explorers Grant Program
    • Grants to 18-25 year olds for projects in the fields of science, conservation and environmental studies, and in major fields of study such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Geography, Oceanography, and Paleontology.
  • MURF Undergraduate Research Fellowships at Caltech
    • Ten-week summer research opportunities. The program aims to increase the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering. Students are provided with a stipend, and additional housing and travel support may be provided.
  • Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences
    • Intensive 4-week introduction to biostatistics, epidemiology and public health research. The program provides a stipend, room, board and funding for travel.
  • Nebraska Summer Research Program
    • Summer research opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Includes a stipend, room and board, as well as travel expenses.
  • Noble Summer Research Scholar
    • A 10-week summer program in plant science-related research for students majoring in plant science, life science, chemistry or bioinformatics.  Housing and a stipend are provided.
  • Biological Discovery in Woods Hole
    • Summer research program for sophomores and juniors in molecular and cell biology, neurobiology & behavior, physiology, developmental biology, ecology and evolutionary biology. Program includes stipend as well as room and board.
  • Plant Genome Research Program Summer Internship
    • Summer research program for students interested in a research career in plant sciences to protect the environment, enhance human health, and improve agriculture. Program includes stipend and travel assistance.
  • Harvard School of Public Health:  Summer Program in Epidemiology
    • Summer research opportunity for students from a group that is underrepresented biomedical research.  The program is specifically for students planning to pursue masters or doctoral degrees.  Those planning to attend medical school are not eligible to apply.
  • Grad Prep Academy
    • Preparing black male undergraduates for doctoral study in the field of education. Applications are invited from college JUNIORS across all majors, not just education.
  • Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program
    • Opportunity for future science scholars to win $10,000 in scholarship funding for the 2014-2015 Fall semester. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for the future generation of scientists. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college for the 2014-2015 Fall semester to qualify for this scholarship

Last Updated: 7/28/14