Summer Research

Internal Opportunities

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


2024 Deadlines


Eligibility Flags

History Opportunities for Undergraduate Research (HOUR) ProgramRollingHistoryAll years & citizenships
NSF REU Program in Physics and AstronomyFebruary 7Physics, STEMU.S. Citizen | perm resident (some exceptions apply); GPA 3.0+; Rising juniors & seniors
URMC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)February 7Medicine/biomedical scienceU.S. citizen / perm. resident; Rising juniors or seniors
Beckman Scholars ProgramFebruary 9Biology, ChemistryUS Citizen | Permanent Resident/DACA, First year, soph, junior
McNair ScholarsFebruary 9Pursuing PhD degree w/plans for research & teaching at university levelGPA 2.8+, Low income & first-gen Underrepresented in PhD programs
River Campus Libraries Data Set GrantFebruary 9Supports unique, out-of-reach data needs for independent studiesn/a
Strong Children's Research Center (Pediatrics) Summer Training (SCRC)February 9Medical, graduate & undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career in biomedical or clinical research.US Citizen | Permanent Resident
Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) February 15Laser fusion, high-energy-density physics (HEDP), laser and optics sciences and engineeringOpen to international students; Full-time, Part-Time, Co-Op, REU, and Summer Opportunities; related science & engineering fields
REU: Nanophotonics, Quantum Photonics, and Vision/Biomedical OpticsFebruary 15Physical sciences or engineeringUS Citizen | Permanent Resident
Rochester Urban Fellows ProgramFebruary 23Demonstrated interest in community or public service, urban issues, or other areas of civic engagement.US Citizen | Permanent Resident | DACA; Must attend a Rochester-area university OR be a Rochester-area native
Humanities For LifeFebruary 25Summer internships w/Non-Profits in RochesterFirst-Year, Sophs, Juniors in AS&E; Open to international students.
Wiesman ScholarshipFebruary 26Interest in BCS or Neuroscience researchStudents of backgrounds underrepresented in research; All years
Meliora Psychology Research Fellowship (MPRF)February 26Psychology major/intended Psychology majorStrong preference for students from backgrounds underrepresented in science
URMC Summer Scholars ProgramFebruary 28Biological, Biomedical, & Health Research to undergrads considering applying to PhD programs.US Citizen | Permanent Resident | DACA | F1 Visa holder; GPA 3.0+, See site for additional eligibility requirements
Bilski-Mayer Summer Research FellowshipEarly MarchBCS-related researchAlready engaged in BCS-related research Requires faculty nomination
Eisenberg Summer InternshipMarch 1Chemical engineeringCurrent University of Rochester sophomores and juniors majoring in CHE
NSF REU: Imaging in Medicine & Biology for Underrepresented MinoritiesMarch 1Electrical/computer engineeringUS Citizen | Permanent Resident; Member of a group underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as defined by NSF
Schwartz Discover GrantMarch 3All majorsAll citizenships and class years
Anthropology Undergraduate Research GrantMarch 15AnthropologyAll citizenships
de Kiewiet Summer Research Fellowship

March 15

Officialy declared students in Undergradute Program in Biology & Medicine (UPBM); NeuroscienceAll citizenships, submit Letter of Intent by March 1
Institute for Human Health & the Environment (IHHE) Exlporation GrantMarch 15Students from Arts, Humanities, STEM
Impact of environmental exposures on human health
GPA 3.0+
Meliora Fellowship in BCSMarch 11BCS or Neuroscience research in participating labsPreference for 1st|2nd Yrs & underrepresented backgrounds in science; All citizenships
Summer Sustainability Community-Engaged FellowsMarch 27All majors
Fenno Summer FellowshipMarch 31Politics | Policy-related interest groups | Not-for-profits | Think tanksNon-Rochester locations
Susan B. Anthony Institute (SBAI) Undergraduate Research GrantsApril 1Gender, sexuality, and women's studiesAll class years and citizenships
Center of Excellence (CoE) for Data ScienceApril 7Student internships in Data ScienceApply via Handshake
STEM-For-AllApril 12Math, statistics, computer scienceUndergraduate students at the University of Rochester, Cornell University, or another college or university in the Rochester area (of any citizenship)
Barth-Crapsey AwardApril 30Humanities | Social Sciences; Especially in the fields of government, politics, political history, social & religious history, & literatureAll class years and citizenships
Kearns Center Research ProgramsVariedVariedProgram-dependent