Summer Research

Internal Opportunities

Unless otherwise noted, these programs accept applications from students attending the University of Rochester AND those attending other universities.

ProgramFocusApplication DeadlineEligibility Flags
Kearns Center Research ProgramsVariedProgram-dependentProgram-dependent
NSF REU Program in Advancing Human Health, from Nano to NetworkEngineeringcheck program website

U.S. citizen / perm resident

Physical science or engineering major

NSF REU Program in Computational Methods for Understanding Music, Media, and MindsData Science, Cognitive Science

January 29, 2023

U.S. citizen / perm resident

Completion of 2 computer science courses by the start of the summer program

Tripods NSF REU & STEM for All Virtual Summer Programs

Data Science

February 21, 2022

(2023 date TBD)

Tripods NSF REU: U.S. citizen / perm resident

STEM for All: undergraduate students at the University of Rochester, Cornell University, or another college or university in the Rochester area (of any citizenship)

NSF REU Program in Nano-, Bio-, and Quantum PhotonicsOptics/STEM

February 15, 2022

(2023 date TBD)

U.S. citizen / perm resident

Physical science or engineering major

NSF REU: Imaging in Medicine & Biology for Underrepresented MinoritiesElectrical/computer engineering

February 1, 2023

U.S. citizen / perm resident

Member of a group underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as defined by NSF

Eisenberg Summer InternshipChemical engineeringcheck the Chemical Engineering website

Current University of Rochester sophomores and juniors majoring in CHE

Summer Scholars ProgramBiological/biomedical science

February 28, 2023

Rising juniors or seniors

GPA 3.0 or higher

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)Medicine/biomedical science

February 3, 2023

U.S. citizen / perm. resident

Rising juniors or seniors

Strong Children's Research Center (Dep. of Pediatrics) Summer TrainingMedicine/biomedical science

February 10, 2023

Rising seniors or medical students

Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision ScienceSTEMSummer 2022 canceledRising seniors
Center for Community Engagement: Urban Fellows ProgramCommunity-based civic engagement

February 17, 2023

Must attend a Rochester-area university OR be a Rochester-area native
Summer Sustainability Community-Engaged FellowsCommunity-based sustainabilitytbd 2022University of Rochester students only
NSF REU Program in ChemistryChemistry/STEMFebruary 15, 2023

U.S. citizen / perm. resident;

UR students are not eligible for REU

UR Summer Research in ChemistryChemistryFlexible, typically mid-February

Open to UR students only. Contact faculty directly about joining their team.

Chemistry i-Scholar: Summer Research Program for International Undergraduate StudentsChemistry/STEM

February 6, 2023

Must attend a university outside of the U.S. (Rochester students are not eligible)
NSF REU Program in Physics and AstronomyPhysics/STEM

February 7, 2023

U.S. citizen / perm resident (some exceptions apply)

GPA 3.0 or higher

Rising juniors and seniors