29 January 2010

Neuroscience internships

For those interested in brains, check out this list of undergraduate internships.

26 January 2010

Field Experiences in South Texas Coastal Dynamics

The institution: University of Texas Marine Science Institute

The program: Each student will work with a faculty mentor on topics such as:
biogeochemistry; watershed processes; estuarine ecology; food web relationships; zooplankton ecology; fish reproductive physiology.

  • 2 June – 11 August 2010
  • $4,500 stipend
  • Full room and board
  • Research allowance
  • Travel allowance


Deadline: 16 February 2010

More information: http://reu.utmsi.utexas.edu

18 January 2010

Caltech Amgen Scholars program

The institution: California Institute of Technology

The program: Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology,chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.

  • $5,500 award
  • Round-trip airfare 
  • Housing and food allowances


  • Sophomores through non-graduating seniors
  • Attending a four-year university
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident. 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2.

Application deadline: 16 February 2010.

More information: http://www.amgenscholars.caltech.edu

Remember, spelling counts!

From Bug_Girl, who scores points for writing, “Egad.”

12 January 2010

Louisiana State University undergrad summer research

The institution: Louisiana State University

The program:

  • $3,500 stipend and program housing
  • 31 May – 30 July 2010
  • University credit

Application deadline: 10 February 2010

More information: Email Sheri Wischusen at hhmi@lsu.edu or visit http://www.biology.lsu.edu/hhmiprog/undergrad/

08 January 2010

Applying the right way

A job opening at the Gamasutra website generated a rant from one of the poor souls having to read job applications. For instance:

(P)lease make it seem like you care who we are, you have done the most basic research(.) Like, make the application to US, not some generic blurb you have sent out 100 times already.

There is a lot of rock solid advice there that you should think about when applying to research programs!

07 January 2010

MHIRT program at Christian Brothers University

The institution: Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee

The program:
  • Research sites in Brazil, Uganda, and Thailand
  • 10 weeks
  • All travel, room and board, preparation, and workshops expenses paid
  • Stipend

Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Deadline: 29 January 2010.

More information: http://www.cbu.edu/mhirt

04 January 2010

QEM / NSF summer internship

The institution: Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network and National Science Foundation

The program:
  • Placements in Washington, DC area
  • 1 June - 6 August 2010
  • $3,000 stipend for undergraduates
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Assistance with local transportation costs
  • Summer housing on a local college campus


  • U.S. citizen
  • Junior or senior undergraduate, or graduate student
  • Currently enrolled in a science or engineering degree program

Deadline: 12 February 2010.

More information: Visit http://qemnetwork.qem.org/internship.htm.