Fellowships and Summer Research

Duke Programs:

  • Research Fellows Program (rising sophmores)
  • Duke Marine Lab REU
  • Vertically Integrated Partners Program
  • Trinity College Research Forum
  • Summer Research Opportunities Program for Underrepresented Minorities
  • Mechanisms of Behavior Summer Research Program
  • Summer Fellowships in Genome Sciences
  • Summer Program in Mathematical Biology
  • Summer REU in Field Ecology in Costa Rica through Organization of Tropical Studies
  • Undergraduate Research Support Office
  • URS - Undergraduate Research Support Programs
  • Bookhout Summer Research Internships- Duke Marine Lab
  • Visible Thinking, Undergraduate Research Days
  • Dean's Summer Research Fellowship


  • Non-Duke Programs:

    Lists/Directories of Programs

  • National Science Foundation Biology Website - Info for Students
  • National Science Foundation List of REU sites--Note: this list is typically one year out of date, but most sites are funded for multiple years so the list provides contacts for many active programs.
  • Duke Chemistry Department (Includes biochemistry)
  • Organization of Biological Field Stations - links to over 200 stations for research, internships, etc.

  • Botany

  • Blandy Experimental Farm, University of Virginia
  • Noble summer research scholars- internships in plant science (Oklahoma)
  • Internships in Education, Horticulture and Research, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (Belmont, N.C.)
  • Jobs in Horticulture
  • Chicago Botanic Garden Internships
  • Biomedical Sciences/Biotechnology

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine Summer Program
  • Thomas Jefferson University-Research Program
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Undergrad Research Program
  • The Jackson Lab-Summer Biomedical Research, Bar Harbor, ME
  • Baylor College of Medicine - SMART Program
  • Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, NYU School of Medicine,Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  • Summer Research Internship, University of Cincinnati, School of Medicine, Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins Summer Research Internship Program
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County (Honors College) Summer Biomedical Training Program
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program,University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Mayo Summer Research
  • University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
  • Summer Research at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware
  • The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) summer research program
  • Amgen Summer Scholars at Columbia University
  • Amgen Summer Scholars at Berkeley
  • Amgen Summer Scholars at Cal Tech
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education Program: POE program
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program at U of Pittsburgh
  • Ecology & Environmental Sciences

  • Summer REU in Field Ecology in Costa Rica through Organization of Tropical Studies
  • Internsips in Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, eastern NC
  • Smithsonian Internships, Environmental Sciences
  • Sea Turtle Field Research Internships, Bald Head Island Conservancy
  • Mountain Lake Biological Station
  • Summer Independent Research in Ecology, Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS)
  • University of Colorado at Boulder Mountain Research Center
  • Ecological Research Summer Internship, Cedar Creek Natural History Area, University of Minnesota
  • University of Michigan Biological Station, Research Experiences for Undergraduates
  • Student Conservation Association, Inc.
  • Summer exchange in Siberia and the Sierra Nevada: Tahoe-Baikal Institute
  • Wetlands Institute, New Jersey
  • REU in the Ecology of Human-Dominated Landscapes at Miami U (Ohio)
  • REU in Conservation of the Tallgrass Prarie Ecosystem, Kansas State
  • General Research in the Biological Sciences

  • REU in Animal Behavior, Indiana University
  • Chicago Center for Systems Biology Summer REU
  • Stowers Scholars Program in Kansas City, Missouri
  • University of Michigan Summer Fellowship in Molecular and Integrative Physiology
  • Cold Spring Harbor Lab, Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • University of North Carolina - SURE Program
  • Summer Program in Undergraduate Research, Case Western Reserve University
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
  • Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowships (MURF) Program, California Institute of Technology
  • University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
  • University of California San Francisco Summer Research Training Program
  • Summer Research Program in Biology at University of Wisconsin
  • Research Internships with EDEN: Evo-Devo-Eco Network
  • Howard Hughes Janelia Undergraduate Scholars
  • MIT Undergraduate Summer Research Internships
  • University of Illinois Summer Research Opportunities Program
  • Rockerfeller University Summer Undergrad Research Fellowship Program
  • Univ of Colorado Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) Program
  • Summer research in Germany- RISE program

    Marine Biology

  • Shoals Marine Lab
  • University of Maryland Sea Grant College
  • Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Summer Research Fellowship Program
  • Pacific Whale Internship
  • Paid Internships with Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida
  • Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Summer Programs
  • Bamfield Marine Station
  • Newfound Harbor Marine Institute Internships in Marine Environmental Education
  • Mote Marine Lab REU in Sarasota, Florida
  • Other

  • Boston University, College of Engineering, NSF REU in Biomedical Engineering
  • Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS) REU "Engineering Biological Machines"
  • Columbia University IGERT on Optical Techniques for Actuation, Sensing, and Imaging of Biological Systems (BioIGERT)
  • Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels REU
  • US Department of Homeland Security
  • Abroad

  • Summer research in Germany- RISE program
  • Think Swiss
  • The John Innes Centre and Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich (U.K.) summer undergraduate research programme 
  • Overseas Summer Research Awards Competition at Duke
  • Summer exchange in Siberia and the Sierra Nevada: Tahoe-Baikal Institute
  • Summer REU in Costa Rica through Organization of Tropical Studies
  • Bamfield Marine Station, British Columbia, Canada
  • Pacific Whale Internship
  • Denmark's International Study Program (Biology, Arctic Biology, Geology, Medical Practice & Policy)
  • School for International Training
  • Institut Pasteur, Paris

    Misc. Opportunities and Scholarships

  • National Institutes of Health
  • US Department of Homeland Security
  • Think Swiss
  • United Negro College Fund/Merck Scholarship
  • The National Journal of Young Investigators
  • Organization of Biological Field Stations
  • Student Conservation Association, Inc.
  • Peace Corps
  • National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowships and additional link
  • Energy Research Undergraduate Laboratory Fellowships, U.S. Department of Energy
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) (Science Education Award)
  • Ferrell's Jobs in Horticulture - Website Listing of Internships & Summer Employment
  • Ford Foundation: Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities
  • The Explorer's Club (Grants and Assistance for Field Research)
  • Teaching opportunities through Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
  • School for International Training (runs study abroad programs)
  • National Security Education Program, David L. Boren Scholarship to study abroad
  • United States Office of Personnel Management, Summer Job Listings Throughout the United States
  • Institute for International Cooperation & Development
  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge: Volunteer Positions to work with Big Cats
  • Alaska State Parks Volunteers Program, Internships and Field Experience
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Post B.S. Research Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Graduate Research/Fellowships

  • National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowships
  • Master's Degree Online Directory: http://www.mastersdegreeonline.org/
  • United Negro College Fund/Merck Scholarship
  • Think Swiss
  • Ford Foundation: Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities
  • AACR Science Education Awards for Students
  • The Explorer's Club (Grants and Assistance for Field Research)
  • Duke Biology Box 90338 Durham, NC 27708 Phone: 919-660-7372 Fax: 919-660-7293