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University of Delaware
Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholars Program enables selected undergraduates, generally sophomores and juniors, to conduct in-depth research or creative work with University faculty. Students in the Summer Scholars . . . Program work on their projects full-time for ten weeks in the summer and continue to complete three credits’ worth of research in the following academic year. Research and creative work is generally completed under the close supervision of a faculty member. The research done during the academic year may be part of the senior thesis for the Degree with Distinction or Honors Degree with Distinction. Each Scholar will receive a stipend of $4,000.

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University of Delaware
Undergraduate Research Scholars Program

The UD Undergraduate Research Scholars Program provides summer research opportunities for college students who are not currently enrolled at the University of Delaware. The program is designed to . . . prepare, motivate, encourage, and support students who want to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic or research career. As a scholar in this program, you will spend 10 weeks on the University of Delaware campus in the summer of 2019, immersed in a research project where you will work closely with faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. You will also learn first-hand about graduate programs at the University of Delaware and develop a valuable network of contacts who can support and assist you in applying to graduate school. The program will provide a stipend of $4000, as well as housing and round-trip transportation.
Participation in the summer program is restricted to students enrolled in U.S. institutions. The program is intended for students with a strong desire to pursue research careers at the Ph.D. level. The program is particularly interested in identifying and providing research experience to talented underserved students (e.g., first generation, historically underrepresented, disabled, low-income, etc.). Preference is given to students completing their sophomore or junior years. University of Delaware students are not eligible for the program, but may seek summer research opportunities through other programs.

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University of Delaware
Delaware EPSCoR – Summer Scholars Research Internships

Students from any major are welcome to apply, but their research projects should be related to the environment, to coincide with the overall theme of Delaware’s EPSCoR program. Students with an . . . interest in climate, sea level rise, water quality, land use, soil contamination and remediation, environmental sensing and monitoring, economics, ethics, environmental justice, environmental history, or environmental policy are especially encouraged to apply
What the Program Provides

10 weeks of full-time research (June-mid August)
Independent research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor
Interns participate in skill-building seminars on such topics as choosing a graduate school, research ethics, and making research presentations and posters
Presentation of research results at undergrad research symposium
To learn more about this program please visit – http://de-epscor.org/summer-scholars-research-internships/

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College of Arts and Sciences
Physics & Astronomy

Delaware Space Grant College (DESGC) Summer Research Internships
NASA Center Summer Internships
NASA/DESGC Graduate Fellowships
NASA/DESGC Undergraduate Tuition Awards

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University of Delaware
Office of Undergraduate Research & Experiential Learning (For current UD students only)

The Undergraduate Research Programs offers two different paid summer research programs: the Summer Scholars, which is a full-time ten week program, and the Summer Fellows, which is a shorter program . . . that varies in length of time commitment and funding and may be combined with other summer activities such as coursework and/or employment. To learn more about this program please visit – http://www.urel.udel.edu/urp/summer-research/

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College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Research in Interfacing Sustainable Energy and Materials

DEADLINE: February 1, 2019

JOIN a leading team of investigators on projects that will foster your interests, education, and research skills in a stimulating multi-disciplinary science and engineering environment. Focus on the . . . engineering challenges of the 21st century. Help develop engineering challenges of the 21st century. Help develop conversion.
What the program provides

10 week-long full time summer research experience
Work as an independent research student alongside PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in Delaware’s Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Material Science, and Biomedical Engineering departments.
Support includes a $5,000 stipend, free housing and travel assistance
Students will attend research seminars, and professional development presentations
Site visits to industries with sponsorship from Dow, DuPont, Exxon-Mobil, Air-Liquide, Gore, Air Products, or NIST
Attend a Graduate School Prep Boot Camp that reviews the graduate school application process, common application materials, themes to consider when writing a statement of purpose, etc.
Will present written and oral reports at the end of the summer
To learn more about this program please visit http://www.che.udel.edu/reu/index.html

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College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
Marine Sciences Summer Program

DEADLINE: February 8, 2019

Our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program offers the opportunity for undergraduate students from around the nation to participate in a summer research program. Participants must be . . . currently enrolled undergraduate students. Students from community colleges, institutions with limited research opportunities and from underrepresented groups in ocean science as defined by the National Science Foundation (African-, Hispanic- and Native-Americans, and Pacific Islanders), are especially encouraged to apply. Please note that applicants must be US Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents.
Program takes place at the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment in the beach community of Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. This modern campus is located on the shores of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park. Research and teaching facilities are available in Lewes, which is linked by computer and interactive TV to the main campus in Newark. Accommodations for interns are provided at the Daiber Housing Complex, which is comprised of 28 three-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom, semi-detached ranch houses. All units are fully furnished with dishes, pots and pans, washer, dryer, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. The complex is less than 2 miles from the Hugh R. Sharp Campus and within walking distance of downtown Lewes.
What the Program Provides

10 week-long full time summer research experience (June 3 – August 9, 2019)
Work with faculty and research staff in a research-intensive atmosphere on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, or marine biogeochemistry.
Support includes a stipend, free housing and travel assistance
Students will develop their project under the guidance of their faculty mentor (see previous Summer Research Projects and assigned advisors)
Interns will also attend weekly research seminars, and professional development presentations
Field trips to nearby coastal marine systems.
Will present written and oral reports at the end of the summer
To learn more about this program please visit http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/academics/for-current-undergraduates/marine-sciences-summer-program
For more information, contact Joanna York at jyork@udel.edu


US citizen or legal permanent resident
Enrolled in a degree program leading to a bachelor’s degree or in a two-year degree program. Students who receive their degree prior to August 2019 are not eligible.

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College of Arts and Sciences
Science & Engineering Leadership Initiative – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

DEADLINE: February 1, 2019

The REU program is open to all undergraduate students with disabilities (mobility, sensory, learning, psychological, medical, or other) who are majors in chemistry, biochemistry or chemistry related . . . fields. Research experience is not required. Preference will be given to students who are: juniors (i.e. one to two years away from graduation) interested in chemistry and biochemistry research projects (related disciplines will be considered) who are considering graduate or professional school following graduation and are highly motivated to excel.
What the Program Provides

Participation in state-of-the-art research eight-week program – June 3-August 9, 2019
Meet like-minded peers
Scientific field trips
Mentoring for graduate school and STEM careers
Expand your personal resource network
Stipend provided; housing in the University of Delaware dorms is covered by REU program; meal allowance at campus and community restaurants
Present your work at the University of Delaware Undergraduate Research & Service Learning Celebratory Symposium
Opportunity to present research results at the American Chemical Society National Meeting
To learn more about this program please visit https://sites.udel.edu/seli-ud/application/

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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Agriculture and Natural Resources – CANR Summer Institute

The University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UD CANR) is offering summer research and education experiences to undergraduates who are interested in pursuing an advanced . . . degree in the agricultural, natural resources, or life sciences. The summer Institute seeks diversity among its participants and thus particularly encourage student applicants who are from groups that are underrepresented in the nation’s scientific workforce.
What the Program Provides

10 week-long full time summer research experience (beginning of June to mid-August)
Work closely with CANR researchs on projects that provide “real-world” experiences in scientific careers
Stipend for personal and food expense
Reimbursed (up to $500) for round-trip travel to participate in the program
Housing and/or parking permit costs will be covered if students live in University residence halls or need to have a car on campus
To learn more about this program please visit – https://canr.udel.edu/canrsi/
Contact Elise Rodgers at emr@udel.edu

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University of Delaware
Delaware INBRE – Delaware’s Biomedical Research Catalyst

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

The Delaware INBRE Summer Scholars Program is an undergraduate summer research program sponsored through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – National Institute of General Medical Sciences . . . (NIGMS) National Institutes of Health (NIH) – National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) through funding to the Delaware INBRE program. In a partnership with six state institutions (University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Wesley College, Nemours A.I. DuPont Hospital, Christiana Care and Delaware Technical and Community College), selected undergraduate students are able to carry out independent research projects while studying full-time under a mentor to gain knowledge of research techniques and making unique scholarly or original impacts to the biomedical sciences.
Scholars will be required to sign an agreement adhering to all terms conditions of the program. Underrepresented minority groups and veterans are especially encouraged to apply
What the Program Provides

10 weeks of full-time research (June-mid August)
Salary provided
Attend all mandatory Delaware INBRE events
Participate in oral or poster presentation at the Research Symposium at the conclusion of the program
To learn more about this program please visit – https://ugresearch.udel.edu/PUB_Program.aspx
Regional summer opportunities are also available in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire & Rhode Island. Contact the INBRE education office, inbre-education@udel.edu, for more information.
For more information, contact Linda Polasko – lpolasko@udel.edu

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College of Engineering
Center for Composite Materials (CCM)

The summer research complements the theory of academic coursework with the practice of the laboratory and often paves the way for internships with industry, continuation of research during the . . . academic year, independent research, co-authoring of papers, and the opportunity for students to present their research at our annual Research Symposium in August.
What the Program Provides

Offers undergraduate students the opportunity to work in the University’s Composites Manufacturing Science Laboratory as members of multidisciplinary teams, addressing real problems on a variety of research topics
Summer Session – June to 3rd week of August
Winter Session – December-January
Hourly pay (approximately $9/hour)
Present research at the annual Research Symposium in August
To learn more about this program please visit – http://www.ccm.udel.edu/education/internships/
For more information, contact Corinne Hamed at hamed@udel.edu

Application deadline
Applications are accepted between January and May for the Summer Program; Applications are accepted between September and November for the winter session

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College of Health Sciences
Nemours/A.I. duPont Children’s Hospital

DEADLINE: January 14, 2019

Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP) funded by Nemours Biomedical Research at the Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. Projects sponsored by Biomedical . . . Research are based in both the lab and clinic.
What the Program Provides

10-week long full-time summer research experience; June 3, 2019 to August 9, 2019
Training will be provided on human subjects protection and animal welfare
Opportunity to shadow clinicians, attend grand rounds and research seminars, and participate in discussions around medical and academic research careers
Present research project and findings to the Nemours community at a final day symposium and celebration
$4,300 stipend
To learn more about this program please visit http://www.nemoursresearch.org/Scholarship/contact.php


US citizen or Permanent Resident
Enrolled as an undergraduate student at time of application
NSURP: Minimum college GPA of 3.2, HESSP: Minimum college GPA of 3.0
Interested in basic and applied sciences, health disparities, public health, epidemiology, pre-med, healthcare or related fields

Individuals interested in research can also contact research faculty by exploring the following web site: http://www.nemours.org/content/nemours/www/research.html; opportunities include research for credit, as a volunteer or occasionally as a paid intern.

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College of Engineering
Biomechanical Engineering Foundations in Impactful Research, Science and Technology (BE FIRST) Program

The Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research (CBER) at the University of Delaware offers a comprehensive Research Experience for Undergraduates who “Dare to BE FIRST” which will establish . . . Biomechanical Engineering Foundations in Impactful Research, Science and Technology (BE FIRST). We will take advantage of faculty expertise in osteoarthritis research to train qualified minority undergraduate students in essential research skills for biomedical engineering.
A total of 20 students will be selected every year, and they spend 10 summer weeks in a biomechanics research lab and benefit from state‐of‐the‐art facilities, mentorship, and workshops to conduct an independent research project.
What the Program Provides

10-week long full-time summer research experience
A research advisor and host bioengineering laboratory
$5,000 stipend for each student
University housing supplement
Hands‐on experience in a research laboratory
Scientific and professional development workshops
Research lab and clinical site visits
Opportunities for networking
Interdisciplinary communication with scientists from graduate students to orthopaedic surgeons
University‐wide research symposium
To learn more about this program please visit http://sites.udel.edu/cber-reu/

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