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Research Awards, Grants, and Fellowships
There are 48 opportunities available for Fourth Year students.
- ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Program (UR-Capstone)
- The ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Program (UR-Capstone) is the successor program to the ASM-Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, formerly the Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship program from several years ago.
The goal of this program is to “fulfill the later stages of undergraduate professional development” for underrepresented minority students (URM). This program seeks to enhance the presentation skills of students after their research experiences. The ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Program (UR-Capstone) will focus on enhancing presentations and networking skills, and provide students with resources to transition to disciplinary scientific meetings.
Prospective applicants must have conducted research in microbiology prior to applying to the UR-Capstone.
- Amgen Scholars Program in Science and Biotechnology
- The Amgen Scholars Program provides approximately 250 selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at some of the nation’s leading educational institutions. Currently, 10 universities host the summer research program. Amgen Scholars will have the opportunity to take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science; interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the nation’s top academic scientists; and attend scientific seminars, workshops and other networking activities.
The Program includes a mid-summer, three-day symposium where students will hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia. The symposium will be held in California, and will provide students a great opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars from across the nation.
- Boren Graduate Fellowship (NSEP)
- The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security but are less frequently studied by U.S. graduate students (i.e., areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand), and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government.
- Center for Global Health University Scholar Awards
- The University of Virginia's Center for Global Health has established the CGH -University Scholar Awards to encourage UVa students to design and carry out cross-disciplinary service learning projects in global health. Health issues can be approached from a broad range of disciplines including politics, biology, economics or foreign affairs.
- Clinton Global Initiative
- Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world.
Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. CGI U 2015 will take place in Miami from March 6-8, 2015. The meeting will bring together nearly 1,200 attendees to make a difference in CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.
CGI U is a growing community of young leaders who don't just discuss global challenges - they take real, concrete steps toward solving them. Throughout the year, and as a prerequisite of attending the CGI U meeting, students develop their own Commitments to Action: new, specific, and measurable initiatives that address pressing challenges on campus, in local communities, or around the world. Commitments range from manufacturing wheelchairs for developing countries to establishing campus bike share programs, from creating free vision clinics to developing e-learning applications for mobile phones.
Throughout the year, students are also invited to apply to become CGI U Campus Representatives.
- College Council Scholars Award
- Purpose: Semester Scholars Award amounts range from $500 – $1,000 and are intended to fund scholarly projects that are conducted during the respective semester. Scholarly projects include research in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences as well as creative projects.
Eligibility and Criteria: The College Council Research Grants are available to any student registered and regularly enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences. Grant proposals will be assessed based on the strength of the research question, the structure and organization of the proposal, and the integration of the project. Please note that there will be non-experts reviewing the proposals and that the proposals should be written for a broad audience.
Strength of Research Question
Presents innovative and original work
Demonstrates both depth and breadth in their understanding of the subject
Makes a significant contribution to the field of study
Structure and Organization
Written in a clear, concise manner
Explicitly states the goals of the research and how these goals will be met
Incorporates different academic areas within the College
Utilizes innovative approaches and perspectives
Applies scholarly research in a manner that benefits the larger local or global community
In addition, it will be duly noted if the applicant has received additional funding for the same research project. In the spirit of fostering research among all undergraduates, priority will be given to students who have received no previous funding.
Faculty Support: Each project proposal must have a written letter of recommendation from a U.Va. faculty mentor who will serve as an advisor during the completion of the project. A hard copy of the letter of recommendation must be included with the grant application and submitted by the stated deadline. The faculty mentor should provide insight into his or her basis for concluding that the student is capable of completing a high-quality research project.
- DAAD - Graduate Opportunities
- Graduate students in social sciences, hard sciences, or in professional areas such as law, business, and medicine have particular needs for their research and study in Germany. DAAD can help you master the German language, complete a research project in Germany, or expand your education with a stay at a German university.
- DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering
- RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English.
- DAAD Study Scholarship
- Study Scholarships are awarded to highly-qualified graduating seniors or recent graduates of all disciplines to provide the opportunity to study in Germany, or complete a Master’s degree course and obtain a degree from a German higher education institution.
Applicants are requested to have a well-defined study project that makes a stay in Germany essential. Preference will be given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study at a particular university department.
- DAAD Study Scholarship for Fine Arts, Architecture, Music, Dance
- Study Scholarships for Fine Arts, Architecture, Music, Dance are awarded to highly qualified graduate students in these fields to provide the opportunity to study in Germany, or complete a postgraduate degree course and obtain a degree from a German higher education institution. The guidelines on this page are relevant for applicants in artistic fields.
- Davis Projects for Peace
- Davis Projects for Peace encourages students to design their own grassroots projects for peace. 100 projects will be chosen from among the over 90 American colleges and universities currently affiliated with the Davis UWC Scholars Program.
- Dee Family Global Scholarship
- The Dee Family Global Scholarship was created to support UVA student participation in innovative study or research projects/activities abroad which demonstrate well-constructed plans, partnership with the local community, and the potential for continued inquiry.
Preference will be given to Global Development Studies (GDS) majors. Preference will also be given to non-GDS majors whose projects take place in a developing country, especially those with "Low Human Development" scores on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI).
The ISO runs two application cycles for this award each year--March 1 is the deadline for summer and fall projects, and October 15 is the deadline for January Term and spring projects.
- Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program
- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” This program will prepare a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to address issues related to national security and nuclear detection and to enhance the future scientific and technical workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to DNDO.
- Engineering Student Council's Travel and Activities Fund
- The Engineering Student Council recognizes that current, involved students are SEAS’s best ambassadors. Students have the potential to further the School’s programs and enhance the reputation of the School by forming organizations for engineers, getting involved in the local community, attending conferences, participating in scientific competitions, and more. In recognition of this, the Engineering Student Council (EStud) has created the Student Travel and Activities Fund (TAF) to help support and finance these efforts. These funds are meant to fuel endeavors that further the reputation of the Engineering School or enhance the experiences of engineering students.
- Fulbright US Student Award
- Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. Awards are available in all fields of study.
- Health for America Fellowship
- Health for America is a nonprofit organization creating solutions to improve the lives of people living with chronic disease. It funds the Health for America Fellowship, a yearlong venture where young professionals immerse themselves in the healthcare system, find opportunities for impact, and build innovative solutions to America’s most pressing health challenges.
Fellows travel across the country to attend medical conferences, study design thinking, and meet with startup founders. They work each day to build a solution that is effective, sustainable, and commercially viable, recording their experiences along the way. Fellows share all of their findings with program partners so that patients may benefit for years to come.
Each year, Health for America chooses a specific chronic condition for the Fellows to work on, based on need and the potential to create positive change. The Fellows spend the first few months learning about the condition and talking to people living with, caring for, and treating the disease. As a team, the Fellows then decide on their greatest opportunity for impact and their focus for the rest of the year.
Health for America provides resources, support, and guidance, while the Fellows generally determine the pace of the Fellowship. This year’s Fellows spent the first three months immersing themselves in the healthcare system, developing content expertise in heart failure, methodological expertise in design thinking and lean startup methods, and getting a true grasp of opportunities to improve the lives of people living with heart failure and those caring for them. They spent the next several months brainstorming ideas and testing out the validity and impact of each new idea, both among experts and with user feedback. Now, the Fellows are in a solution phase, using continuous feedback to refine their idea into a polished prototype, and moving forward with an implementation plan and business model.
The Fellows will be based in Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, Delaware.
- Hereford Scholars Research Program
- Hereford Residential College will offer four research grants to Hereford students interested in pursuing a topic or project of academic research. Research projects that speak to at least one of Hereford’s core missions of community outreach, cultural diversity, and environmental sustainability will be especially of interest. The goals of this grant are to enhance undergraduate student interactions with faculty, support students in pursuing individually devised initiatives, and to act to support and further the College’s core missions. Projects must be completed by the end of the 2011-12 academic year and will be presented in a colloquium at Hereford Residential College and/or other undergraduate research forums at the University.
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Research Program
- HHMI gives undergraduates an opportunity to spend 10 weeks during the summer doing research as an intern in the lab of a mentor at Janelia Farm, located in Ashburn, Virginia. The scholars are encouraged to attend weekly seminars and other events at Janelia. At the end of the session scholars will present their work at a symposium.
- Humanity in Action Fellowship
- Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.
Each program is highly interdisciplinary, and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.
The objective of the Humanity in Action Fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to create a forum where potential solutions can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among Humanity in Action Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights—in their own communities and around the world.
- Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship
- Community Fellows are recent college graduates who conduct outreach and legal intake in underserved neighborhoods in New York. They screen immigrant New Yorkers for legal relief, and help them file applications for citizenship, green cards, DACA, Deferred Action for Parents, and more.
Community Fellowships are available to students who are completing their undergraduate degree in 2015 or completed it in 2014 and are committed to immigrant justice. Community Fellows become Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representatives. They are placed in community-based host organizations throughout New York City, and their work is directly supervised by Immigrant Justice Corps’ staff attorneys.
- Jefferson Public Citizens Program
- The Jefferson Public Citizen (JPC) program is a comprehensive academic public service program that integrates students’ academic, service and research experiences throughout their time at the University. It seeks to inspire students to act as engaged citizens through active community partnerships, research service projects, and scholarly reflection. JPC projects require students to address a documented community need or social problem. JPC groups establish a hypothesis, study best practices, collect data, propose solutions, and, when appropriate, implement them. A JPC project is conducted in collaboration with a community partner(s) and can be done locally, nationally, or internationally. JPC students present their project findings in the new student journal Public, published in collaboration with the Virginia Policy Review, and at the annual U.Va. Public Service conference.
- John Lewis Fellowship
- The John Lewis Fellowship will take place from July 5 through August 1, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia.
As the American program of the Humanity in Action Fellowship, the John Lewis Fellowship offers 30 American and European university students the opportunity to explore race and civil rights, immigration and Native American issues in Atlanta, Georgia.
The program honors Congressman John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. Humanity in Action has partnered with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., a major museum and civic institution in Atlanta, to create the fellowship. The John Lewis Fellowship is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provided through The Center.
Fellows in the John Lewis Fellowship will attend discussions with renowned scholars and activists at The Center, visit historical sites around Atlanta and engage in discussions on a range of political and social issues. They will also draw upon the immense resources of The Center and contribute to its extensive and innovative outreach initiatives. Students from American universities will learn alongside Fellows from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and Poland.
- Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program
- The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) offers undergraduates interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. Through this one-on-one collaboration, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation.
- Marshall Jevons Fund
- The Marshall Jevons Fund was established to give small grants of up to $1000 to undergraduate students to support research projects and academic travel in the field of economics. Typical uses of the funds include attending conferences, conducting interviews, and acquiring specialized data.
- Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology International Summer Internship Program
- The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology, located in Freiburg, Germany, is offering several summer intern fellowships for undergraduates who wish to gain experience in scientific lab work.
Students can join the institute for 3 months between May and September. Interested candidates should apply directly to the group leader they would like to work with, providing CV, letter of motivation and contact details of two teachers who can send the recommendation letter upon request. There is no official application deadline, but it is advisable to contact the group leaders latest in February.
- Minerva Award
- The College Council is pleased to introduce the Minerva Award. The Roman goddess Minerva can be found on the seal of the University standing on the lawn in front of the Rotunda. Minerva was chose for the seal because she is the goddess of wisdom and the sponsor of the arts and creativity. It is this spirit of pursuing knowledge and creativity that the College Council hopes to promote with the Minerva Award. Three Minerva Awards of $3,000 will be awarded in order to fund scholarly projects that will be conducted by College students during the summer. Applications for Minerva Award are due mid-February.
- NASA Academies
- The NASA Academy is an intensive summer project for highly motivated and successful undergraduate and graduate students. The academy's purpose is to bring together the likely future leaders in space activity so that they learn at an early stage how NASA functions and become acquainted with each other personally and professionally. Support is provided by the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Project and a few commercial sponsors. Each year, the academy selects high-achieving students in a variety of academic disciplines from U.S. universities across the country.
The NASA Academy is not a 9-5 summer research internship program. It is a rigorous, immersive experience that will challenge the participants and push them outside their comfort zones. It offers interns an intense learning experience that is either space- or aeronautics-based. All academy students will be immersed in a NASA environment where they will experience the agency from both inside and outside perspectives. Added interaction with NASA collaborators in industry and academia will provide exciting and unforgettable summer experiences to engage and capture students within the NASA family.
The Academy is not a 9-5 summer research internship program. It is a rigorous, immersive experience that will challenge you. The academy is a space-themed program of high learning about NASA, its projects and collaborations with aerospace industry and academia, with very little down time, but a busy, exciting summer that you will not forget.
The Academies have separate focus areas of leadership: Space/Aerospace, Robotics, Aeronautics, Lunar and Planetary Science, and Propulsion.
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
- The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The ranks of NSF Fellows include individuals who have made transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering research and have become leaders in their chosen careers and Nobel laureates. The NSF expects to award 2,000 graduate research fellowships in this cycle.
- National Geographic Young Explorers Grant
- Young Explorer Grants offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT). In addition, the YEG program recently teamed with the Luce Foundation to provide increased funding opportunities for fieldwork in 18 Northeast and Southeast Asian countries, including Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The Committee for Research and Exploration funds hypothesis-based scientific research. Consult the CRE website for more information on the fields of research funded.
The Conservation Trust funds innovative and applied approaches to conservation with potential for global application. Consult the CT website for more information on the types of projects funded.
The Expeditions Council funds exploration and adventure around the world. Consult the EC website for more information on the types of programs funded.
- National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides an opportunity to work with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.
- National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
- The National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research. It enables students to undertake a collaborative project in any area of biomedical investigation involving two mentors--one at the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and one at either Oxford or Cambridge University. Students pursue either the PhD or the MD/PhD.
- National Science Foundation - Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
- NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project where students work with the faculty and other researchers.
- Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
- The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) manages educational programs, including research placements for undergraduates, for many federal agencies. The ORISE website contains an extensive database of research opportunities at agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Homeland Security.
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Challenge Program
- An innovative new program designed to give undergraduates an early start on the scientific process and solving real world science problems. The program is a 10-week summer internship that awards winning candidates a competitive weekly stipend, furnished housing, and travel assistance to and from ORNL. Participants will be able to conduct hands-on research under the direction of a scientist or engineer at ORNL.
- Pasteur Foundation
- Located in the heart of Paris, the Institut Pasteur is one of the world's leading biomedical research organizations. With 130+ laboratories and 2,500 people on campus, it is a vibrant, international community devoted to basic scientific research primarily in the area of infectious disease.
The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program provides four U.S. undergraduates with the rare opportunity to conduct summer research at the Institut Pasteur. The foundation’s goal is to encourage students in the pursuit of a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience.
- Raven Fellowship - U.Va.
The University of Virginia's Raven Society established the Raven Fellowships in 1984 to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to undertake scholarly, intellectual, and creative projects.
The Raven Society endeavors to bring together outstanding students, faculty, administrators, and alumni of the various schools of the University that they may derive the benefits of mutual acquaintance in pursuit of diligent scholarship and intellectual activity beyond the limits of systematic work in the classroom. As such, the Raven Fellowships will be targeted towards innovative research projects that cross disciplines in novel ways. While all applications will be reviewed, special consideration will be given to those projects with a distinctly interdisciplinary focus. The Raven Society will award research fellowships in support of summer or fall independent research projects. Research may be related to a dissertation or thesis, however, it is strongly encouraged that the projects go above and beyond what is for academic credit. Each fellowship will award up to $2500, and each Fellowship recipient will receive the award at the Raven Society's annual banquet. Applications from undergraduate and graduate students will be given equal consideration. You need not be a member of the Raven Society to apply.
- Research Experience for Undergraduates at UVA's Blandy Experimental Farm
- The Blandy Experimental Farm of the University of Virginia provides 10 undergraduate research fellowships to students interested in ecology and environmental science each summer. Participating students will learn to formulate testable hypotheses about important ecological and evolutionary questions.
- Research Experience for Undergraduates at UVA's Mountain Lake Biological Station
- UVA's Mountain Lake Biological Station's Research Experience for Undergraduates brings students from around the country together for an exciting ten-week summer program of guided, but independent, original research in field biology. The program supports ten positions each summer. Applicants should have course experience in fields such as ecology, behavior, and evolution.
- Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
- ORNL is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Areas of research include materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSCdUJ8cavw to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers a great internship experience.
The internship requires a full-time (at least 40 hours per week) commitment onsite at ORNL in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Some students find it reasonable to take online or evening classes during the course of the internship.
- Small Research and Travel Grants
- Each semester, undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences are awarded research and travel grants of varying dollar amounts. In 2015-16, more than 75 students were able to use these grants to conduct research, to present papers at scholarly conferences, or to travel to various research locations.
- Stanford Law School Research Fellowship
- Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School. Designed for graduating seniors or recent college graduates, fellowships provide a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school, and/or business school in the future.
Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and MIT, and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. They have been drawn from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics, and computer science.
Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests. As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical and dental insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.
Full-time commitment, starting Spring/Summer 2015. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.
- The Madison Lane and Rugby Road Charitable Trust Visual Arts Prize
- The annual Madison Lane and Rugby Road Charitable Trust Visual Arts Prize is intended to expand students’ opportunities for creative expression and to showcase significant accomplishments in the Arts. The prize will award one outstanding undergraduate or graduate artist $2,500.
Each student applicant will submit up to three images of one piece of finished creative work or a URL to a film/video less than 10 minutes in length and a brief description of their work. Eligible media include: drawing, painting, water color, film/ video, photography & sculpture. Only one submission per student will be considered. All work must have been created while enrolled at UVA.
- Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program to help provide educational opportunities for future generations of scientists. In addition to investing in the world’s future scientific endeavors, Thermo Fisher Scientific prides itself on our eco-friendly operations and products, along with working with customers, industry, and the scientific community to advance environmental management and science. If you could please pass the following information along to your students, and post it on your website(s), it would be greatly appreciated. On our website, we have posted flier 1 and flier 2 for your use.
The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Fall 2014 semester includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Fall 2014 semester.
In addition to these qualifications, students must also be legal United States residents, meaning that students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible.
- U.Va. School of Medicine - Summer Research Internship Program
- The UVA School of Medicine offers summer research opportunities to qualified undergraduates who are considering a possible career in biomedical research. The program targets, but is not limited to, racially and ethnically diverse students in their sophomore, junior and senior college undergraduate years. Students will be matched with a faculty mentor in one of the basic medical science departments at UVA for a one-on-one laboratory research experience, and will also participate in workshops and seminars during the term.
- UROP International
- The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at RWTH Aachen University fosters research partnerships between qualified undergraduates from top US and Canadian universities and research faculty at our university.
The program is specifically designed for students who wish to attain hands-on experience in fundamental research at one of the top universities of science and technology worldwide.
The program‘s duration is ten weeks. The first two weeks are dedicated to an intensive German language course and an introduction to research and culture. Weeks 3 to 10 are settled around the research internship in one of the departments of RWTH Aachen University.
UROP International offers undergraduate students the unique chance to conduct their own research project, thus actively experiencing what research is like at an early stage of their academic career. While pursuing their projects, students are mentored and supervised by the excellent research staff of the host institute at RWTH Aachen University.
Besides obtaining research experience, the students participate in German language training and workshops on intercultural and research-related issues. Leisure activities complete their international experience in Germany.
Due to the huge success of the UROP International program, RWTH is doubling the number of research placements available. Now 60 students can take part in the program!
- UVA MHIRT (Minority Health & Health Disparities International Research Training)
- The Center for Global Health at the University of Virginia will offer the UVa MHIRT Research Training Program: Training Future Leaders to Address Global Rural Health Disparities, with the support of a new Minority Health & Health Disparities International Research Training grant from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities,
The UVa MHIRT Program will provide outstanding students (6 undergraduate and 2 graduate) with the opportunity to participate in an intensive, international, mentored research experience that extends the analysis of global rural health disparities using an interdisciplinary approach to appreciate more completely the complexity of global rural health and disease. The program offers under-represented minority (URM) students intensive, mentored research training and professional development experience which will help students to become more competitive for admission to graduate training and professional schools, and to develop skills essential for future success in conducting independent research. Selected candidates will work with mentors at International partner sites in Uganda, South Africa and St. Kitts and Nevis.
Developing human capacity for the conduct of rigorous research which targets factors contributing to rural health disparities in a rich, multi-disciplinary and inter-professional collaboration will help to meet growing needs in public health. Supported by strong and enduring partnerships at UVa and with collaborating international sites, the MHIRT Program intends to promote multiple opportunities for outstanding under-represented minority students to excel in health science careers and make enduring contributions to the field.
- University of Maryland BSOS Summer Research Initiative
- Our program provides rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest in research careers in the social and behavioral sciences, develop research skills, and learn about doctoral training with the goal of encouraging students to pursue doctoral degrees in the social and behavioral sciences. The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders)
- Wolfe Undergraduate Docent Program
- The Wolfe Docent Program offers undergraduate students an introduction to the Special Collections Library and the opportunity to develop an outreach or research project that promotes the library’s resources to the university community and wider public.
The term docent is derived from the Latin verb docere (to teach). In the spirit of the educational mission of the Harrison Institute, the undergraduate docents selected for this program will become teachers for their peers and others in the academic community on topics relating to the collections of rare and unique materials held in the Special Collections Library.
U.Va. undergraduates who demonstrate a commitment to the humanities and/or social sciences, interest in learning about careers in libraries and/or museums, and a desire to develop strong research and communication skills, are encouraged to apply for the program.
The approximate time commitment for participation in this program is three hours per week during the Spring or Fall semesters. Awards will be accompanied by a $500 prize and may be renewed from year to year.
The experience of working in the Special Collections Library and Harrison Institute may inspire ideas for a research project that could form the basis of a proposal for a Harrison Undergraduate Research Award administered by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence.
The Wolfe Docent Program is sponsored by Mary Lacey Long Wolfe (College ’88) and her husband, Michael.