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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 NetworkEngineeringFeb. 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 ScienceDec. 1

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/STEMFeb. 15

U.S. citizen / perm resident

Physical science or engineering major

Xerox Engineering Research FellowsEngineeringFeb. 1

Current sophomores and juniors

Engineering majors

Eisenberg Summer InternshipChemical engineeringMar. 9

Current University of Rochester sophomores and juniors majoring in CHE

Summer Scholars ProgramBiological/biomedical scienceMarch 1

Rising juniors or seniors

GPA 3.0 or higher

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)Medicine/biomedical scienceFeb. 12

U.S. citizen / perm. resident

Rising juniors or seniors

Strong Children's Research Center (Dep. of Pediatrics) Summer TrainingMedicine/biomedical scienceFeb. 28

U.S. citizen / perm. resident

Rising seniors or medical students

Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision ScienceSTEMFeb. 1Rising seniors
Rochester Center for Community Leadership: Urban Fellows ProgramCommunity-based civic engagementFeb. 23Must attend a Rochester-area university OR be a Rochester-area native
Summer Sustainability Community-Engaged FellowsCommunity-based sustainabilityFeb. 26University of Rochester students only
NSF REU Program in ChemistryChemistry/STEMFeb. 14U.S. citizen / perm. resident
Chemistry i-REU: Research Experience for International Undergraduate StudentsChemistry/STEMFeb. 25Must attend a university outside of the U.S. (Rochester students are not eligible)
NSF REU Program in Physics and AstronomyPhysics/STEMFeb. 15, rolling admission until spaces are filled

U.S. citizen / perm resident

GPA 3.0 or higher

Rising juniors and seniors