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OURI Opportunities

FAU Undergraduate Research Grants
Deadline Dates:  February 15th and October 15th each year

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Deadline Date: November 15th 


FAU Opportunities

FAU Broward Research Symposium and Awards
Deadline: Varied

FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute: Summer Internships
Deadline: March 1, annually 

Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students in Jupiter:  Full-time research opportunities await undergraduate students in Jupiter this summer (May 12-August 4, 2014). These are exciting and once-in-a-lifetime chances to perform research in sophisticated neuroscience labs while expanding your scientific expertise, networking, critical thinking skills, reasoning and troubleshooting abilities. 

FAU Partner Institution Opportunities

The Scripps Research Institute
Scripps offers mentoring and research experiences to undergraduates that range from semester-long academic credit programs from nearby colleges and universities to full-time summer research opportunities.

Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute Internships
VGTI Florida offers a Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program to qualified undergraduate students interested in a career in the life sciences.

Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies
The goal of Torrey Pines Institute's Florida educational programs is to educate the public, teachers and students regarding the importance of scientific research. TPIMS has opportunities such as: Career Days, Enhancing Science Curriculum, Science Fairs, and Internships.


National Undergraduate Internship and Fellowship Opportunities 

Prestige Scholarships:  There are a variety of prestige scholarships: some require applicants to be nominated by their university through an internal selection process; but for others, students apply directly to the scholarship program. Find out more at the link! 
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is for exceptional college students who intend to pursue careers in science, mathematics, or engineering.  Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. For the 2010-2011 Academic Year, there were 1,111 nominees and 278 awards; winners had average GPA of 3.95. FAU's internal deadline is Dec. 15, and FAU forwards applications near the end of January. For additional application information and eligibility visit the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship website.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Students Presenting at the Life Sciences Symposium

NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)
Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. 

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers:

  • Scholarship support
  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
  • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA)
The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates  (REU's):  The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU research areas include, but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, education, cyberinfastructure, ethics, ocean sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.  Visit the OURI office if you need assistance applying!
Summer Internship Opportunities 
Consider spending your summer with the opportunity to complete an internship to gain the experience you need. There are internships available for both Biomedical Research and Allied Health Studies  and Humanities in the Summer of 2015.


Travel Funding

FAU Student Government Travel Funding
Deadline: Rolling 

Faseb MARC Program
The FASEB MARC Program provides funding for travel awards to support the participation of Faculty/ Mentors and Students, and Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenters at selected scientific meetings and conferences. The awards help to defray meeting registration and travel-related expenses (lodging, transportation, per diem) for eligible undergraduateand PhD/graduate students, postdoctorates, junior faculty and mentors/faculty scientists who are individuals of groups identified as being underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. 



Pathways to Sciences:  Use this website to find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring.

Web Guru  is an interactive web-based tool intended to assist undergraduates navigate the hurdles of an undergraduate research experience

 Last Modified 12/17/14