Category Archives: Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Call for Applications for the VCU IMSD research training program

Calling future researchers!
The Center on Health Disparities is excited to request applications for:
The VCU Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD) research training program.
We are looking to recruit eager young biomedical researchers from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences who are excited to engage in a research intensive curriculum and a long term biomedical research experience.
More details about what the program has to offer can be found on the attached flyer.
The deadline for applications is: March 15th 2017
If you have any further questions about the program please contact myself
Dr. Sarah Golding, Director of the VCU Undergraduate IMSD program
For questions regarding the application process please contact.
Ms Khiana Meade
IMSD Program Coordinator
We look forward to reviewing your applications!

Dr. Hamid Akbarali – VCU IMSD Principal Investigator
Dr. Joyce Lloyd – VCU IMSD Co-Principal Investigator
Dr. Teraya Donaldson – VCU IMSD Graduate Program Director
Khiana Meade – IMSD Program Coordinator

Assistant for Invertebrate Lab


Getting involved with Research Information session!

Emerging Healthcare Leaders is hosting an information session on getting involved with Undergraduate research.

This session is wide open to non-members!

Please join us!


Undergraduate research assistant positions with Dr. Joseph McClay

Dear STEM Advisors,
There are currently open undergraduate research assistant positions with Dr. Joseph McClay.  There is the option here for course credit while students conduct research.  Students can view the full description of the research projects at the link below, and also download the application there.  Please share with your students!  If they have questions, they can contact me directly.

Thanks to all,



Opportunity to write for a Community engaged UROP fellowship

I have a community-engaged research project focused on health and wellness that I work on with organizations and residents in the East End (blog website- We’ll be working on dissemination of results this summer to include results of research questions of interest as identified by my student team members.  If you know a student that is interested in community-engaged research, please have them contact me.  I would be happy to work with a student in the development of a competitive scholarship application for the CE CCTR fellowship (see attached file/forwarded message).
Additionally, I have a genetic epidemiology research project working to understand the genetic and environmental contributions to smoking behaviors including smoking cessation.  If you have a student that is interested in biomedical research and is interested in submitting an application for a UROP fellowship (also attached/forwarded), I would also be happy to work with them to develop a submission.
The deadline is rapidly approaching and motivated students are encouraged to contact me as soon as possible to discuss ideas and options.   If you know someone who might benefit from this type of opportunity, please feel free to forward this message.  Students may contact me by e-mail
Elizabeth Prom-Wormley, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology
Department of Family Medicine and Population Health
Virginia Commonwealth University
Mail: PO Box 980212
Richmond, VA 23298-0212
FedEx: 830 East Main Street, 8th Floor, Room 820
Richmond, VA 23219-2701
Telephone: 804-828-8154

SUMMER 2016 Field Biology Courses and REU Internships: Mountain Lake Biological Station

Summer 2016 Field Courses


REU Opportunities (NSF Site)
Mountain Lake Biological Station

****      REU Applications due February 20      ****


Mountain Lake Biological Station (University of Virginia) announces its 2016 summer program of field-based undergraduate and graduate-level credit courses offered by nationally recruited faculty, and its NSF REU undergraduate research internship program, now in its 24th year.


Summer Courses:  

·         Plant Diversity and Conservation

·         Field Herpetology

·         Science Writing

·         Field Biology of Fishes

·         Field Biology of Fungi

Financial aid available for undergraduate and graduate students.


Summer REU Internships:

REU participants are recruited from around the country for a unique 10-week learning and living research experience in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Students conduct independent research in field ecology, evolution, behavior and physiology under the supervision of station scientists. REUs are paid internships that include room and board, travel, and a $5,250 stipend.

Program dates: May 23 – July 29

NOTE: Application are due soon – February 20.


Please forward this information to colleagues or students you think might be interested. Thanks for your help! 


****      Learn all about Mountain Lake at      ****


Hoping you’ll join us on the mountain this summer,

Butch Brodie, Director


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USGS Reston Microbiology Lab Internship Announcement

Dear colleagues,

The Reston Microbiology Lab is looking for an intern this summer who will participate in research aimed at understanding microbial impacts on unconventional oil and gas development. We are looking for highly motivated students with backgrounds in microbiology, biology, chemistry or environmental science, that have a strong interest in research. Experience with molecular biology, microbial cultivation, chemistry and field work is a plus.
The students will be working at the USGS National Center located in Reston, VA with Adam Mumford and Denise Akob and more information about the lab can be found here:  ​ Housing is not provided although we are happy to make suggestions for housing options. ​ ​
If you know of students that fit these needs would you be willing to post an advertisement for our position? Our administrative officer, Emerson Perez-Paniagua, will be emailing you the advertisement that we would like you to post​ for 5 days (Feb. 12-19). Please encourage students to apply.
Requirements for the application:
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation

All applications will be submitted directly to Emerson.

Denise Akob and Adam Mumford
Dr. Denise M. Akob
Research Microbiologist
U.S. Geological Survey
National Research Program
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr.
MS 430/1B402
Reston, VA 20192
Office: 703-648-5819

University of Oregon Summer Program for Undergraduate Research.

I’m writing to invite to apply to the University of Oregon Summer Program for Undergraduate Research. Our website,, includes links to specific research faculty pages and descriptions of ongoing projects. We have several participating research Institutes, Centers, and Departments:

Institute of Molecular Biology,
Institute of Neuroscience,
Institute of Ecology and Evolution,
META Center for Systems Biology (Microbiology focus)
Department of Biology,
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,
Department of Psychology,
Department of Human Physiology.

I encourage you to look at our programs, and I hope you will apply.

Thank you for considering this.

Peter O’Day

SPUR Director
University of Oregon; Eugene, OR 97403-1254
(541)346-5862; (541)346-4548 (fax)

Contact with Questions: Marilyn Drennan
SPUR Coordinator

Summer Program in Epidemiology 2016- Harvard Chan School


I hope this emails find you well! The Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is extending an invitation to students who wish to participate in a summer program here at the Harvard Chan School. I would like to kindly request that you circulate this flyer as well as the link for the application. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have regarding this program.

Application Deadline is February 26, 2016!


Summer Program website:

Application link:

PDF Flyer(active links in PDF):


In order to take advantage of this opportunity, applicants must meet all of the criteria below.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Applicants must be from a quantitative science background or have taken several quantitative classes beyond intro level courses
  • Applicants must demonstrate an interest in public health
  • Applicants must be from at least one underrepresented group in biomedical research, which is defined by meeting the NIH’s criteria below:
  • People with disabilities
  • Racial and ethnic groups such as blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American
  • Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders;
  • People from disadvantaged and low socioeconomic status;
  • Annual family income below established low-income thresholds, based on family size;
  • A rural, inner-city, or other environment that has inhibited a person from getting the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for a research career



Eric DiGiovanni  |  Graduate Studies Coordinator
Department of Epidemiology  |  Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
677 Huntington Ave, Kresge 90  |  Boston, MA 02115
o: 617-432-1328  |   f: 617-566-7805

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NIDA-funded Summer Research Fellowship in the Drug Abuse Research Training (DART) Program

Dear colleagues,

Please inform your students that we are now accepting applications for the 2016 NIDA-funded Summer Research Fellowship in the Drug Abuse Research Training (DART) Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

The Summer Research Fellowship is a structured 10-week, mentored training program for medical students, graduate students, and undergraduate students interested in research. A stipend of $3,000 is provided.

For more information and to apply, email Ms. Vikki Bernotski at or visit our website at:


Sudie Back, PhD, DART Program Director

Sarah Book, MD, DART Program Co-Director

Vikki Bernotski, MEd, DART Program Coordinator





Sudie E. Back, PhD


Addiction Sciences Division

Director, DART Research Training Program

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Medical University of South Carolina

Staff Psychologist, Substance Abuse Treatment Clinic

Ralph H. Johnson VAMC

Charleston, SC 29403

Ph: 843-792-9383

Fax: 843-792-3514