Other Related Programs (for U.S. students)

This listing is provided as a resource for Nakatani RIES U.S. Fellowship Alumni and other students, faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about other, related programs for science and engineering students in the U.S. and abroad. This resource list is provided as a courtesy to our alumni and other students and does not imply endorsement of these programs by the Nakatani Foundation and/or Rice University. Students should consult the program website for detailed and updated eligibility criteria and application deadline information.  If you know of other programs that you would like added to this page please email nakatani-ries@rice.edu.

First Steps

If you have not already done so, your first step should be to visit your home university offices that provide information and support to students seeking to participate in international, research, internship or volunteer programs.  Even if it is the first semester of your freshman year, it is never too early to visit these offices and learn more about the array of resources that may be available to you.  Graduate students – don’t forget that you are typically eligible to receive support and resources from these office too!

For reference, here are links to some of these offices at Rice University.  We encourage you to investigate the offices available on your campus too.

There are also a wide array of general resources for applying to fellowships/scholarship, graduate school, and jobs and internships that may also be helpful to review.

Other Opportunities by Type

Note: The program information provided below is for informational purposes only.  Students should consult the program websites for detailed and updated information on eligibility requirements and application deadlines for the current year.

Opportunities in Japan - For Undergraduates

Amgen Scholars – Japan

The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world's leading institutions.

The Internship Portal is part of a broader effort to support the call by the United States and Japanese governments for the private sector to encourage greater two-way student exchange. ACCJ member firms are seeking to incentivize study in the United States by Japanese students, and in Japan by U.S. students, by providing tangible assistance with entering international careers.

Boren Scholarships – Includes Japan

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Bridging Scholarships | For Study Abroad in Japan

Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.

Critical Language Scholarship Program – Includes Japanese

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

Freeman-ASIA for UG Study Abroad

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) provides scholarships for undergraduate study abroad in East and Southeast Asia.

FrontierLab Program @ Osaka University

FrontierLab@OsakaU is a program for placing international students in laboratories of the following schools: Science, Engineering Science, Engineering, Information Science and Technology, or one of their departmental schools for a period of up to 12 months. Participants can also take international exchange subjects and Japanese language and other related subjects if they wish.

Gilman International Scholarship Program for UG Study or Internship Abroad

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad.

Global E3 – Engineering Study Abroad Exchange Program – Available for Tohoku Univ. in Japan

Global E3 graduates gain the necessary foreign language ability, cross-cultural skills, and professional experience to excel in the business environment of the 21st century.

Hokkaido University Exchange Programs in English (HUSTEP) – For Students from Partner Institutions

The Hokkaido University Short-Term Exchange Program (HUSTEP) is a 'junior year abroad' type program designed to provide undergraduate students from affiliated universities with the opportunity to study in Japan at Hokkaido University. Participants in this program take a wide variety of classes offered in English in the fields of Culture and Society, Environment, Science and Technology.

Japan-America Student Conference

Japan English Teaching (JET) Program – For Graduating Seniors & Recent Graduates – Apply by mid-November

Welcome to the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Founded in 1987, JET has sent more than 60,000 global participants (including nearly 32,000 Americans) to work in schools, boards of education, and government offices throughout Japan. What makes JET unique is that it is the only teaching exchange program managed by the government of Japan.

Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarships

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JASSO Scholarships for Study in Japan

The site of Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) . The top of the page.

Kyoto University Exchange Program – For Students from Partner Universities

There are two types of exchange programs for students whose institutions have a university-level student exchange agreement with Kyoto University. Both programs accept students for a semester (6 months) or for two semesters (12 months). In every beginning of January, Kyoto University sends the application guide for both programs to all partner universities.

Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology| Research Interns

In addition to the OIST Doctoral Program, seminars, and workshops, the OIST Graduate School offers education and research opportunities through a system of undergraduate and graduate placements as Research Interns. These short-term placements as a Research Intern give talented students the opportunity to gain experience in a particular laboratory or to learn a specific technique.

2017 Tokyo Tech Summer Program | Apply by January 31

In 2017, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) offers two types of Summer Programs: a 4-week Course-oriented Program offering intensive courses in Environment & Energy and Engineering Design for undergraduate students and a 10-week Research-oriented Program for undergraduate/graduate students to pursue individual research projects under Tokyo Tech's faculty supervision. All participants will have opportunities to learn about Japanese culture while experiencing life in one of the most exciting and technologically-advanced cities in the world.

Summer Program 2017 – University of Tokyo – School of Engineering – Apply by January 25

The summer program at the University of Tokyo’s School of Engineering is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in scientific research projects at world-leading laboratories. The program aims to give undergraduate and graduate students from around the world the chance to gain short-term research experience in scientific fields. Students will build their researching skills and expand their international networks. Students will also have the opportunity to work with Japanese students to build friendships and share knowledge they can use in in further collaborative efforts. While the full-time laboratory program is three to five weeks long (depending on the laboratory the student belongs to), the program also provides students with chances to learn about the Japanese culture and language. Additionally, summer program students are welcome to use the UTokyo campus facilities (libraries, health center, gymnasium).

UTRIP – School of Science, the University of Tokyo – Application Deadline Feb. 2

The University of Tokyo Research Internship Program (UTRIP) is a summer internship program for students majoring in natural science and other relevant fields. The program will provide students with an opportunity to gain the experience of "real graduate-school life" or "research-centered life." UTRIP is a gateway to pursuing an advanced degree and experiencing academic life at UTokyo. The program will be a good trial for students to test their aptitude for rigorous graduate study in the natural sciences. Participating students will closely work with leading researchers of the Graduate School of Science (GSS) at UTokyo. In addition to an opportunity for an outstanding scientific research work experience, the program includes off-campus activities such as a field-trip to a historical or natural site in Japan, and social and cultural events to promote a better understanding of Japanese culture and build a good relationship with current students at UTokyo. Lectures on cross-disciplinary scientific areas are also part of the program.

Opportunities in Japan - For Graduate Students

The Internship Portal is part of a broader effort to support the call by the United States and Japanese governments for the private sector to encourage greater two-way student exchange. ACCJ member firms are seeking to incentivize study in the United States by Japanese students, and in Japan by U.S. students, by providing tangible assistance with entering international careers.

NSEP | Boren Fellowships – Includes Japan

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Critical Language Scholarship Program – Includes Japanese

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

FrontierLab Program @ Osaka University

FrontierLab@OsakaU is a program for placing international students in laboratories of the following schools: Science, Engineering Science, Engineering, Information Science and Technology, or one of their departmental schools for a period of up to 12 months. Participants can also take international exchange subjects and Japanese language and other related subjects if they wish.

Hokkaido University English Engineering Education Program (e3) – Hokkaido University | Master's and Doctoral Degree | Scholarships

Apply for engineering degree in English at Hokkaido University prestigious Japanese university. Enjoy intellectual atmosphere and multicultural environment.

Japan English Teaching (JET) Program – For Graduating Seniors & Recent Graduates – Apply by mid-November

Welcome to the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Founded in 1987, JET has sent more than 60,000 global participants (including nearly 32,000 Americans) to work in schools, boards of education, and government offices throughout Japan. What makes JET unique is that it is the only teaching exchange program managed by the government of Japan.

Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarships

HOME > For Prospective Students > Types of Programs for Studying in Japan > Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship Students

JASSO Scholarships for Study in Japan

The site of Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) . The top of the page.

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students | Available in Asia

An EAPSI award provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture, and language. It is expected that EAPSI awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.

OSAKA UNIVERSITY School of Science – International Physics Course in English

IPC offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs in many different fields of physics, both in theory and experiment, from nuclear and particle physics to condensed matter physics and so on. Students also have the possibility to conduct research with large-scale lasers or accelerator facilities and to participate in large-scale international collaborations.

Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology PhD Program in English

The OIST Graduate University offers an individualized PhD program providing a secure foundation in the fundamentals of your field, with unparalleled opportunities for cross-disciplinary research. We recognize every student as a unique individual and take this into account in the design of each student's program.

Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology| Research Interns

In addition to the OIST Doctoral Program, seminars, and workshops, the OIST Graduate School offers education and research opportunities through a system of undergraduate and graduate placements as Research Interns. These short-term placements as a Research Intern give talented students the opportunity to gain experience in a particular laboratory or to learn a specific technique.

RIKEN Brain Science Institute Summer Program

The RIKEN Brain Science Institute (RIKEN BSI), located just outside Tokyo, Japan, offers a summer program to train advanced students interested in brain function. Applicants may choose either a two-month laboratory internship (Plan A) within a RIKEN BSI laboratory, or an intensive 5-day lecture course (Plan B) featuring a distinguished international faculty.

Tokyo Institute of Technology | International Graduate Program

International Graduate Program,Information about Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Admission Information, Enrollment Information, Introduction to Departments and Graduate Schools, Research Activities, Libraries and Laboratories, Industry Liaison and International exchange.

2017 Tokyo Tech Summer Program | Apply by January 31

In 2017, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) offers two types of Summer Programs: a 4-week Course-oriented Program offering intensive courses in Environment & Energy and Engineering Design for undergraduate students and a 10-week Research-oriented Program for undergraduate/graduate students to pursue individual research projects under Tokyo Tech's faculty supervision. All participants will have opportunities to learn about Japanese culture while experiencing life in one of the most exciting and technologically-advanced cities in the world.

University of Tokyo|International Multidisciplinary Engineering Graduate Program

The International Graduate Program for non-Japanese students was launched in 1999, offering advanced professional training leading to the degrees of Master of Engineering and Doctor of Engineering. Students will have the unique opportunity of taking a degree from the University of Tokyo with lectures and research conducted completely in English.

Summer Program 2017 – University of Tokyo – School of Engineering – Apply by January 25

The summer program at the University of Tokyo’s School of Engineering is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in scientific research projects at world-leading laboratories. The program aims to give undergraduate and graduate students from around the world the chance to gain short-term research experience in scientific fields. Students will build their researching skills and expand their international networks. Students will also have the opportunity to work with Japanese students to build friendships and share knowledge they can use in in further collaborative efforts. While the full-time laboratory program is three to five weeks long (depending on the laboratory the student belongs to), the program also provides students with chances to learn about the Japanese culture and language. Additionally, summer program students are welcome to use the UTokyo campus facilities (libraries, health center, gymnasium).

Opportunities Worldwide - For Undergraduates

American Chemical Society | International Research Experience for Undergraduates (IREU) |

The ACS International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IREU) and ACS International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program are bilateral exchanges that allows talented young chemical and materials scientists to spend a summer conducting research in another country.

Amgen Scholars Program in Europe

The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world's leading institutions.

Arcadia University | STEM Summer Research Programs

Credit-bearing research programs abroad for STEM students during summer months that fit with home school graduation timetables.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program for UG Study or Internship Abroad

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad.

Boren Scholarships

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Critical Language Scholarship Program – Includes Japanese

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

Churchill Scholarship

DAAD RISE Germany

Research Internships at EPFL in Switzerland

Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL) launches attractive research internship scheme for talented students currently enrolled at internationally acclaimed universities. Flexible format offered in research laboratories of EPFL

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus. If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.

Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Award for U.S. Graduate Students

The Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Award is an initiative of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada), in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development Canada and six of Canada's leading research universities.

Fulbright Indonesia Research Science & Technology (FIRST) Awards

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus. If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.

Fulbright TU-Delft Faculty of Applied Sciences Award in the Netherlands

Candidates must (at the time of application or later during the selection process for the Fulbright grant) be admitted to one of the TU Delft MSc programmes listed on the website. Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is ranked 19th university of technology in the world by the QS World University Rankings (2015). It is the largest and most comprehensive university of engineering sciences in the Netherlands, with modern facilities and a rich tradition. TU Delft is leading the way in research into technological innovations, contributing to scientific advancement in the interests of society, with research emphases in energy, environment, health and infrastructure. The Faculty of Applied Sciences is the largest faculty of TU Delft and is at the frontier of contemporary engineering science. Researchers of the Faculty are active in a range of fields, including nanotechnology, quantum transport, robotics, biotechnology, molecular engineering, energy-efficient industrial processing, nuclear science, sustainable energy technologies, optics and imaging. Much of the research being carried out at the Faculty is interdisciplinary.

Freeman-ASIA for UG Study Abroad

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) provides scholarships for undergraduate study abroad in East and Southeast Asia.

Global E3 – Engineering Study Abroad Exchange Program

Global E3 graduates gain the necessary foreign language ability, cross-cultural skills, and professional experience to excel in the business environment of the 21st century.

Institute of Science & Technology Austria: Internships

There are two main types of internships at IST Austria: 1) independent internships, and 2) ISTernships. Independent internships Students who are either pursuing or have obtained a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in a science subject, and who are interested in doing an internship at IST Austria may apply to the respective group leader directly. ISTernships: IST Austria offers summer internships to outstanding students interested in basic research in Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Neuroscience and interdisciplinary areas. Interns will choose a group to work in, will be assigned a specific project and will conduct research under the close supervision of one of the members of the faculty and, for experimental labs, a lab mentor. Interns will receive an introduction to research at IST Austria as well as an introduction to the IST Austria Graduate School. The program culminates with a research symposium, where the interns present their work to their peers, faculty and lab mentors. Internships are full-time and will be conducted exclusively in English. Eligibility: Candidates must be enrolled Bachelor- or Master of Science students in good standing at a degree granting institution. They must have completed at least the fourth semester of their bachelor's studies (before the respective start date). Duration: 8 – 12 weeks between May 15 and September 15

Optics in the City of Light Int'l Research Experience for UGs

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Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute Internship Program

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ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship for UGs & Grad. Students

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UN Careers: Internship Opportunities for Graduating Seniors & Graduate Students (Includes opportunities for science & engineering students)

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Univ. of Florida Physics International REU

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Opportunities Worldwide - For Graduate Students

Boren Fellowships

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Chateaubriand-Fellowship in France

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States . Every year, it allows doctoral students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows receive a stipend, a round trip ticket to France and health insurance.

Critical Language Scholarship Program – Includes Japanese

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

Erasmus Mundus Master Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

French-American Doctoral Exchange Program (FADEx)

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus. If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.

U.S. Student Fulbright – Chile Science Initiative Award

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus. If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.

U.S. Student Fulbright Indonesia Research Science & Technology (FIRST) Awards

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus. If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.

U.S. Student Fulbright TU-Delft Faculty of Applied Sciences Award in the Netherlands

Candidates must (at the time of application or later during the selection process for the Fulbright grant) be admitted to one of the TU Delft MSc programmes listed on the website. Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is ranked 19th university of technology in the world by the QS World University Rankings (2015). It is the largest and most comprehensive university of engineering sciences in the Netherlands, with modern facilities and a rich tradition. TU Delft is leading the way in research into technological innovations, contributing to scientific advancement in the interests of society, with research emphases in energy, environment, health and infrastructure. The Faculty of Applied Sciences is the largest faculty of TU Delft and is at the frontier of contemporary engineering science. Researchers of the Faculty are active in a range of fields, including nanotechnology, quantum transport, robotics, biotechnology, molecular engineering, energy-efficient industrial processing, nuclear science, sustainable energy technologies, optics and imaging. Much of the research being carried out at the Faculty is interdisciplinary.

German Academic Scholarship Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

Are you planning an unusually demanding and innovative dissertation project? Are you socially engaged? Then apply to the German Academic Scholarship Foundation for a scholarship. The foundation provides scholarship holders with both non-material and financial support. Your nationality is irrelevant so long as you have been accepted for a PhD at a German university where you will also be submitting your dissertation.

RISE Professional in Germany

Institute of Science & Technology Austria: Internships

There are two main types of internships at IST Austria: 1) independent internships, and 2) ISTernships. Independent internships Students who are either pursuing or have obtained a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in a science subject, and who are interested in doing an internship at IST Austria may apply to the respective group leader directly. ISTernships: IST Austria offers summer internships to outstanding students interested in basic research in Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Neuroscience and interdisciplinary areas. Interns will choose a group to work in, will be assigned a specific project and will conduct research under the close supervision of one of the members of the faculty and, for experimental labs, a lab mentor. Interns will receive an introduction to research at IST Austria as well as an introduction to the IST Austria Graduate School. The program culminates with a research symposium, where the interns present their work to their peers, faculty and lab mentors. Internships are full-time and will be conducted exclusively in English. Eligibility: Candidates must be enrolled Bachelor- or Master of Science students in good standing at a degree granting institution. They must have completed at least the fourth semester of their bachelor's studies (before the respective start date). Duration: 8 – 12 weeks between May 15 and September 15

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students | Available in Asia

An EAPSI award provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture, and language. It is expected that EAPSI awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.

Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute Internship Program

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ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship for UGs & Grad. Students

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UN Careers: Internship Opportunities for Graduating Seniors & Graduate Students (Includes opportunities for science & engineering students)

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Zuckerman Scholars Post-Doctoral Scholars Program in Israel

The Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program attracts high-achieving postdoctoral scholars from premier universities in the United States to do research at one of four Israeli universities. Once they complete their research, many Zuckerman postdocs are expected to accept faculty positions at top North American universities, weaving a network of academic collaboration and goodwill that will greatly benefit US-Israeli scientific cooperation.

Domestic Research Opportunities for Grad & UG

Amgen Scholars Program in the U.S.

The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world's leading institutions.

APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women and Underrepresented Minorities – Apply by Feb. 15

The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor two undergraduate research internship programs: the APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women, and the APS/IBM Research Internships for Underrepresented Minority Students. The goal of these internships is to encourage women and underrepresented minorities to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. Any student who identifies as a woman and an underrepresented minority is eligible to apply to both internships.

Columbia University | Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The joint Materials Research Center program at Columbia University and City College of NY (CCNY) will support outstanding undergraduates as Summer Research Fellows each year. In addition, a joint REU program between Columbia and the City University of New York's Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) may have additional openings.

Cornell University Nanoscale Science & Technology Facitlity Research Experience for UG Program

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DOD SMART – Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation – Apply by Dec. 1

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program Homepage | Apps. Due Nov. 21, 2016

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Dept. of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

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HHMI Undergraduate Scholars Program | Summer Research – Apply by Early January

The Janelia Undergraduate Scholars program is a 10-week summer program aimed at well-prepared, independent, and committed students with significant research experience. We accept undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students who have not committed to a PhD program.

Homeland Security HS-STEM Summer Internships (ORISE)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.

NNCI-National Nanotechnlogy Coordinated Infrastructure – Research Experiences for UGs

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NSF – National Science Foundation | Search for an REU Site

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 projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

Fellowships and Scholarships for Grad & UG

AAUW: Selected Professions Fellowships

Applications for Selected Professions Fellowships are open August 1-January 10. Learn more For questions or technical support, please e-mailaauw@applyists.com. Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low (see list below).

Barry Goldwater | Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation

By providing scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

As the living memorial to our thirty-third President, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. Since its creation in 1975, the Foundation has supported almost 3,000 Truman Scholars who are making a difference in all corners of the nation and around the globe. Select a link below to learn more about the Truman Foundation and to find out how you can support our work.

HHMI Graduate Research Fellowships | Apply by Early October

The Janelia Graduate Research Fellowship is a fully-funded, collaborative PhD program for independent, committed graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States or abroad. Required course work at the student's home university must be completed before joining Janelia. Degrees are granted by the home university.

Japanese Medical Society of America Scholarshps

The Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA) is a group of medical and health care professionals with a knowledge of Japanese language, culture or customs. JMSA members are also proud supporters of local community efforts and educational scholarships. The JMSA is dedicated to promoting the exchange of medical and educational information between the US and Japan, as well as in providing valuable medical information to the general public. Many donors, from private individuals to large companies contribute each year to the JMSA scholarship fund to support the education of medical professionals.

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship – Due Early Nov.

NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration, and economic future. This call for graduate student fellowship applications, entitled NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) – Fall 2017 (NSTRF 17), solicits applications from individuals pursuing or planning to pursue master’s (e.g., M.S.) or doctoral (e.g., Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities. NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform innovative space technology research and will improve America’s technological competitiveness by providing the Nation with a pipeline of innovative space technologies.

NDSEG – National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship – Apps. Due in Early Dec.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP)

SMART – Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation – Part of the National Defense Education Program – Apply by Early December

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion with a Department of Defense facility. The Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degree, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities.

U.S. National Labs & Government Agency Funding

Other Opportunities – By Application Deadline

Note: The program information provided below is for informational purposes only.  Students should consult the program websites for detailed and updated information on eligibility requirements and application deadlines for the current year.

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