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Research Opportunities

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 NetworkEngineeringJanuary 15

U.S. citizen / perm resident

Physical science or engineering major

NSF REU Program in Computational Methods for Understanding Music, Media, and MindsData Science, Cognitive ScienceFebruary 7, 2021

U.S. citizen / perm resident

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

NSF REU Program in Nano-, Bio-, and Quantum PhotonicsOptics/STEMFebruary 15, 2021

U.S. citizen / perm resident

Physical science or engineering major

Xerox Engineering Research FellowsEngineeringFebruary 15

Current sophomores and juniors

Engineering majors

Eisenberg Summer InternshipChemical engineeringFebruary 15, 2021

Current University of Rochester sophomores and juniors majoring in CHE

Summer Scholars ProgramBiological/biomedical scienceFebruary 28, 2021

Rising juniors or seniors

GPA 3.0 or higher

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)Medicine/biomedical scienceFebruary 8, 2021

U.S. citizen / perm. resident

Rising juniors or seniors

Strong Children's Research Center (Dep. of Pediatrics) Summer TrainingMedicine/biomedical scienceFebruary 26, 2021

Rising seniors or medical students

Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision ScienceSTEMSummer 2021 cancelled.  Will return summer 2022.Rising seniors
Center for Community Engagement: Urban Fellows ProgramCommunity-based civic engagementFebruary 19, 2021Must attend a Rochester-area university OR be a Rochester-area native
Summer Sustainability Community-Engaged FellowsCommunity-based sustainabilityFebruary 22University of Rochester students only
NSF REU Program in ChemistryChemistry/STEMTBD, if funding is availableU.S. citizen / perm. resident
Chemistry i-Scholar: Summer Research Program for International Undergraduate StudentsChemistry/STEMFebruary 22, 2021Must attend a university outside of the U.S. (Rochester students are not eligible)
NSF REU Program in Physics and AstronomyPhysics/STEM

February 7, 2021; rolling admission until spaces are filled


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

GPA 3.0 or higher

Rising juniors and seniors