Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
- U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Science, Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship
- U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, HS-STEM Summer Internships
- CDC, Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity
- U.S. Dept. of Energy Scholars Program
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:
- 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
- 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.
- EURF Request for Research Proposals—Details of the program.
- EURF Grant Proposal Content—Sections of the application and what should be included.
- EURF Application Face Page—Form page to be submitted with the application
- How to Submit and Application for the EURF Program—Instructions on how to submit the content application.
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.
Undergraduate students receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses. U.S. citizenship required.
Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management,social sciences, and more.
10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Idaho, Berkeley, Livermore, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more…
Application Process: Learn more at DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program. Deadline is January 6, 2014
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.
The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.
Qualifications: Applicants must be US Citizens and undergraduates, graduates or post-graduates of an accredited college or university. The program is open to majors in: Engineering; Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Computer Science and Information Technology; Physics; Business; Policy; Program Management; Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and Health; Accounting and Finance; Law; Communications; and other related areas.
Application Process: Learn more at http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars. Deadline is January 12, 2014.