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2010 Research and Scholarship Opportunities for VA - NC Alliance Students

Research, Internship & Scholarship Opportunities

for VA-NC Alliance Students

The Alliance mantains a listing of summer and academic year research, internship, and scholarships available to students and partner institutions.Please contact Ms. Jessica McCauley by e-mail: or phone: (434) 982-0310 if you would like us to add an opportunity to this list, or have questions about existing opportunities. A list of opportunities from previous years is also available.


Opportunities for 2014-15




Looking for Summer Research Programs and Internships?



*Featured summer research opportunities:


*VA-NC Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Research Program at the University of Virginia

**DEADLINE EXTENDED to 5pm on February 20, 2015

May 31-July 25 in Charlottesville, Virginia

8-weeks research internship. Several research tracks available. Students will work in labs with faculty and graduate students on research projects chosen by faculty. Students are expected to devote at least 40 hours per week to research and other program activities. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Current community college students, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors invited to apply. $3,250 stipend, free housing, $200 meal card. View available research tracks and download application here.


*Surface & Thin Film Research Experience at the University of Virginia

APPLICATION DEADLINE: **Extended to Feb. 20, 2015

May 31-July 31 in Charlottesville, Virginia

9-week summer research program for undergraduates at the U.Va. School of Engineering and Applied Science. Students will investigate topics in the interdisciplinary field of Surface and Thin Film Science and Engineering. Participants will contribute to the forefront of research on the synthesis, structure and properties of thin films and materials surfaces. Work side-by-side with faculty mentors, and grad students in our labs to conduct original research. The program provides professional development, career exposure, industry visits, advanced analytical skills, and a variety of recreational activities. Must be a U.S. citizens/permanent resident; must have completed at least one year of a science or engineering-based curricula. $4500 stipend, housing, food, and up to $400 in travel expenses.


*MAOP Summer Research Internship at Virginia Tech


May 24- Jul 31, 2015 in Blacksburg, Virginia

Program provides: $3,000 stipend; free on-campus room and board; free and mandatory ten-week GRE test preparation class; various opportunities for weekend excursions and other activities. Eligibility requirements: U.S. citizen or permanent resident; undergraduate from any 2-year or 4-year institution from around the U.S. and territories; must have completed 30 credit hours of undergraduate courses; strong academic record; interested in attending graduate school; students graduating in spring or summer 2015 are not eligible.



National Astronomy Consortium 2015 Cohort


Summer 2015 in Various Locations

Program provides: Summer research experience; stipend; invitation to NAC workshop; students are expected to continue their research at their home institution in collaboration with their home faculty mentor and the NAC mentor in preparation for the AAS meeting. Eligibility Requirements: undergraduates and post-baccalaureates. Download flyer here.


East Carolina University REU in Biomedical Engineering: Simulations, Imaging and Modeling

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb 16, 2015 **Will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled**

May 26- Jul 31, 2015 in Costa Rica

Program provides: $5000 stipend; on-campus housing; meal plan; travel to a research conference; reimbursement of travel funds. The focus of the program is improvement of simulations and computational models across all disciplines of biomedical engineering. Eligibility requirements: rising junior or senior; students from academic institutions with limited research opportunities are encouraged to apply; U.S. citizen or permanent resident; major in engineering, basic sciences, computer science or related discipline; strong academic record. Download flyer here.


Northrop Grumman Corporation Global Externship Program at the University of Virginia


June 1 - July 24, 2015 in Charlottesville, VA

Must be an international student. The Northrop Grumman Corporation and the University of Virginia (U. Va.) will offer international students from Northrop focus countries of Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Korea and United Arab Emirates an 8-week non-credit classroom leadership training for advancement that exposes them to research and development in areas with alignment to potential career fields with NGC. Students currently enrolled with junior or senior standing in an engineering or technology discipline are encouraged to apply. Some programming experience and familiarity with statistical software, and/or prior experience with data science/analytics is preferred.


PING 2015: Exploring the Cosmos with NRAO


Jun 1- Aug 8, 2015 in Greenbank, West Virginia and Upton, New York

Program provides: $657 stipend per week for 10 weeks; reimbursement of up to $900 for travel costs; research at the NRAO Green Bank Observatory or the Brookhaven National Lab; serve as mentors and teachers for the middle school students during the two week summer camp.


NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab Internship Program


Jun 1- Aug 7, 2015 in Laurel, Maryland

Program provides: $4,000 – $5,000 stipend; free housing; talks by key mission engineers and scientists; tours of APL and NASA/Goddard. Over 20 summer projects working on NASA missions or space-related research are available. Eligibility requirements: U.S. citizen; background check; demonstrated interest in the space program; sophomore – senior or first or second year graduate student as of Fall 2015; 3.0 GPA.


Savannah State University’s Bridge to Research in the Marine Sciences REU


May 18 – Jul 10, 2015 in Savannah, Georgia

Program provides: $4,000 stipend; on-campus housing; travel costs; food allowance; 3 weeks of classroom, field, and laboratory work before being paired with a research mentor for 5 weeks at SSU, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary; or the UGA-MAREX Aquarium; 2-day research cruise aboard the R/V Savannah. Eligibility requirements: students who have already had research experiences are NOT eligible; current freshmen or sophomore; U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Download flyer here.


University of Kansas Summer REU in Chemistry


May 26 – Jul 31, 2015 in Lawrence, Kansas

Program provides: $8,800 stipend; room and board, travel allowance, one hour of academic credit at KU. Engage in 10 weeks of full-time, cutting-edge research on a project of your choice. Work closely with a KU faculty research advisor and his/her research group. Take advantage of the career enhancement program addressing career opportunities and challenges in the emerging interdisciplinary field of green chemistry. Eligibility requirements: Undergraduate attending any U.S. university who are majoring in chemistry or a closely related field; sophomore or junior; courses in general, organic and analytical chemistry should be completed before the start of the program; a good academic record will strengthen an application, but evidence of interest in chemical research is a major consideration. Download flyer here.



NASA Summer 2015 Opportunities for Student Interns with Disabilities


Late May – Aug, 2015 in various locations

NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing STEM careers through our internship programs. Applications for Summer 2015 internships are open! You can register for an account anytime at the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) for NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships (NIFS). Download flyer here.


Syracuse University LSAMP Summer Research Program


Jun 1 – Aug 7, 2015 in Syracuse, New York

Program provides: $3,400 stipend; round-trip travel stipend of up to $150; free double occupancy room on the SU campus; state-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computers, etc.; meals provided during group events. Research areas include applied mathematics, architecture, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering (aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical), exercise physiology, human nutrition, information studies, mathematics, nutrition sciences, physics, and statistics. Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizen or permanent resident; African American, Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander; in good academic standing with a 2.8 GPA or better; have completed at least two semesters of college; may NOT take courses during the summer program.


Minorities in Marine and Environmental Sciences (MIMES) Summer Internship Program


May 18 - Aug 7, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina

Program provides: $4,500 stipend; dormitory housing at no cost; costs of travel to and from Charleston covered; expert training in key professional skills needed to pursue graduate school and/or a career in the marine and environmental science disciplines; projects will design and complete an individual research project under the guidance of their mentor(s) and will present their findings. Eligibility Requirements: science majors with 2.5 major GPA, 2.0 overall. Download flyer here.


Undergraduate Scholars Program in Genomics Research at Washington University


May 28 - Jul 31, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri

Program provides: research experience as part of a lab team led by one of many renowned scientists at Washington University School of Medicine; enrichment activities such as: journal club, career counseling and workshops, presentation and writing skill help sessions, and GRE preparation; competitive summer stipends; on-campus housing and travel. Eligibility Requirements: current sophomore, junior or senior in a 4-year institution; competitive GPA; U.S. citizen or permanent resident; STEM major (some exceptions). Download flyer here.


Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program


Spring, Summer, Fall in various locations

Complete a single application and make your data accessible to more than 100 companies simultaneously! Eligibility Requirements: at least 18 years of age; attending a Virginia university, college, or community college; Virginia residents attending accredited out-of-state colleges may also apply; should be taking at least six credit hours per semester and making demonstrated progress towards a STEM degree; completed at least 30 hours of post-secondary education credits; rising sophomore to graduated senior; STEM major; U.S. citizen or permanent resident; 2.7 GPA. Download flyer here.



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Want to present your research at a conference?


2015 LSMCE Annual Conference


Oct 23-25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana

LSMCE invites students, faculty, and administrators actively involved at an LSAMP institution to submit their research or scholarly work. Early registration is $150.




Looking for Scholarships?


STEM Bridge Scholarship Program


Renewable STEM Bridge Scholarships of $1,000 to sophomore students from any federally recognized minority group enrolled full-time in a program in STEM at one of the five Virginia Space Grant member universities. Eligibility requirements: U.S. citizen, minority, full-time student at one of the five Virginia Space Grant Consortium member institutions (Va Tech, UVa, Old Dominion, William and Mary, Hampton); rising sophomore; minimum 3.0 GPA; must have completed at least one year of a STEM undergraduate program; award is contingent upon review of spring 2015 final transcript. Download flyer here.


NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program


NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program is accepting applications from students majoring in aeronautics related fields. Undergraduates with at least two years of study remaining are eligible to receive up to $15,000/year for two years and a summer internship with a $10,000 stipend. Graduate student awards include up to $11,000 in tuition offset, $35,000 stipend/year for two years and a summer internship with a $10,000 stipend. Eligibility requirements: U.S. citizen; 3.0 GPA; pursuing a STEM discipline; rising freshman – seniors; community college students, with at least 2 years remaining are also eligible.


NASA Minority University Research Education Project (MUREP) Scholarship Program


The scholarship includes 75% of tuition up to a $9,000 per academic scholarship, based on tuition amount, and $6,000 for a summer internship. Eligibility requirements: U.S. citizen; must have at least 2 years of undergraduate college remaining; rising freshman – junior attending an MSI (minority serving institution); pursuing or planning to pursue undergraduate studies in STEM.







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