Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Funds

Internships


 

USciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fund

The USciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (USURF) has been made possible through the donations of Mr. Marvin Samson, CEO of Samson Medical Technologies and Chairman of USciences Board of Trustees. SURF is a mechanism to support deserving undergraduate students interested in conducting summer research under the mentorship of a faculty member.

A total of 6-8 grants will be awarded during the 2014 summer period. Undergraduate students from all four colleges are encouraged to apply.  Successful applicants should have strong academic records and have completed at least one laboratory/research course prior to submitting an application. Research may be broad in scope and conducted in all undergraduate academic disciplines offered at USciences. Students entering their junior or senior year will be given preference.  Funds will be used to pay student stipends.  The maximum award will be $2,240.00.

Dates and Deadlines

RFP1-USURF Summer 2014

  • Deadline for proposal: April 15, 2014
  • Award notification due: April 30, 2014
  • Funding cycle: May 12, 2014-August 15, 2015
  • Final report due: October 15, 2014

More Details, Application and Submission Process

The links below will guide you through completing the application and submission for review. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

 

Endowed Undergraduate Research Fund

The Endowed Undergraduate Research Fund (EURF) has been made possible through the generous donations of Mr. Marvin Samson, CEO of Samson Medical Technologies and Chairman of USciences Board of Trustees. EURF is a mechanism to support deserving undergraduate students interested in conducting independent research under the mentorship of a faculty member. EURF grants are intended to pay for the costs of research conducted by the student under the supervision of a faculty member. Undergraduates are eligible to apply for funding at the end of their first year and must be enrolled for at least one term after the grant has ended. All full-time faculty members are eligible to participate as supervisors.

A total of 12-15 grants will be awarded in each funding cycle. Undergraduate students from all four colleges are encouraged to apply. Awards may range from $250 to $1,000 over a period of one year; the maximum for each award is expected to be $1,000.00, depending on availability of funds.

Dates and Deadlines

There will be two funding rounds:

RFP1-EURF, 2013-2014

  • Deadline for proposal: December 15, 2013
  • Award notification due: February 1, 2014
  • Funding cycle: March 15- 2014-February 14, 2015
  • Final report due: April 15, 2015

RFP2-EURF 2014-2015

  • Deadline for proposal: June 15, 2014
  • Award notification due: August 1 2014
  • Funding cycle: September 15 2014-August 14, 2015
  • Final report due: October 15, 2015

More Details, Application and Submission Process

The links below will guide you through completing the application and submission for review. Incomplete applications will be returned.

 

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories.

Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.

For more information, please see US Dept. of Energy, Office of Science.

 

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment.  Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.  The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,300 for full-time graduate student fellows.

Qualifications: Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in chemistry or biology and who have completed or expect to complete three years of coursework in chemistry or biology before the start of the fellowship may apply.  They must also be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

Application Process: The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.  The application is available at: http://orise.orau.gov/cdc.