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Off Campus Research Opportunities

Each of the programs below has its own application process, independent of UTEP. Go to the corresponding website to learn about the programs and how to apply. Plan ahead when applying to these programs. Most programs require recommendation letters from Professors. Give professors plenty of time to write them. Most programs also require a student personal statement and some also require a copy of your resume. Prepare those ahead of time and have them reviewed/edited by professionals in Career Services or COURI. The external Opportunities are classified in the following Research Areas:

Research Opportunity Host/Institution State/Location Deadline Website
1st Year Medical School Student Program MD Anderson Cancer Center Texas TBA Website
American Chemical Society - International Research Experience for Undergrads (IREU) International Perugia, Singapore, Strathclyde, Germany TBA Website
American Chemical Society - SCI Scholars: Industrial Internships for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Undergraduates Various   Nov 30-2016 Website
American Mathematical Society Research Experiences (Various Institutions) Various   Varies by Program Website
Amgen Scholars Program Stanford University California Feb 1-2017 Website
Amgen Scholars Program University of California, Berkley California Feb 1-2017 Website
Amgen Scholars Program University of California, Los Angeles California Feb 1-2017 Website
Amgen Scholars Program University of California, San Francisco California Feb 1-2017 Website
Amgen Scholars Program Harvard University Massachusetts Feb 1-2017 Website
Amgen Scholars Program Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Feb 1-2017 Website
Amgen Scholars Program Washington University in St. Louis Missouri Feb 1-2017 Website
Amgen Scholars Program National Institutes of Health   Feb 1-2017 Website
Amgen Scholars Program California Institute of Technology California Feb 15-2017 Website
Amgen Scholars Program Columbia University/Barnard College New York Feb 1-2017 Website
Biomedical Research Experience Pipeline University of New Mexico New Mexico Feb 15-2017 Website
Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship University of Illinois    Feb 4-2017 Website
Blue Waters Student Internship Program University of Illinois  Urbana-Champaign TBA Website
BME CUReS Cancer Research Experience University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX Feb 1-2017 Website
CCT REU: Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences Louisiana State University Louisiana Mar 1-2017 Website
Chemistry REU Program The University of Kansas Lawrence, KS Mar 3-2017 Website
Chemistry Summer Enhanced Experience Discovering Science, CHEM-SEEDS University of South Florida Florida TBA Website
Complexity Across Disciplines (CAD) Boise State University Idaho TBA Website
C-PHOM Center for Photonic and Multiscale Nano Material University of Michigan Michigan TBA Website
CPRIT-CURE Summer Undergraduate Program MD Anderson Cancer Center Texas Jan 19-2017 Website
DAAD RISE: Research Internships in Science Engineering International Germany Jan 31-2017 Website
DOE Scholars Program Various   Open October 2016 Website
Engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station Texas A&M, College Station Texas TBA Website
Experimental and Computational Materials Research University of Alabama, Birmingham Alabama TBA Website
Frontiers in the Chemistry of Materials University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX TBA Website
Interdisciplinary REU in the Structure and Function of Proteins University of Michigan Michigan Mar 10- 2017 Website
Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC) National Cancer Institute Maryland Nov 16-2016 Website
JHU BioREU Johns Hopkins University Maryland TBA Website
Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Opportunities Database Various   Varies by Program Website
Junior Fellow Program University of Maryland Maryland TBA Website
Marine Resources Population Dynamics Workshop University of Florida Florida TBA Website
Marshall University Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) Marshall University West Virginia Feb 10-2017 Website
Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research Listings Various   Varies by Program Website
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) Northwestern University Illinois Feb 15-2017 Website
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF) Various   Dec 30-2016 Website
MIT Summer Research Program Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Feb 1-2017 Website
Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship Information & Past Fellows American Bar Foundation Illinois TBA Website
Multidisciplinary Computational Science REU Louisiana State University Louisiana Mar 1-2017 Website
NASA Internships at various locations Various   Mar 1-2017 Website
National Eye Institute Summer Internship Program Various   TBA Website
National Institutes of Health - Summer Internship Program Various   TBA Website
National Science Foundation (NSF) (Database) Database   Varies by Program Website
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Integrated Nanomanufacturing  Boston University Photonics Center Boston, MA Mar 15-2017 Website
Neuroscience Graduate Program University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI TBA Website
Novartis Summer Internship Program Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research Massachusetts Always Website
NSF REU programs in Biological and Physical Sciences Brandeis University Massachusetts Feb 2-2017 Website
NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Physics: Materials and Modeling University of Missouri Columbia Missouri Feb 15-2017 Website
NSF-Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in Nanotechnology and Biomedicine University of Georgia Georgia TBA Website
NSF-REU Program at Univerisity of North Texas University of North Texas Texas TBA Website
Ole Miss Physical Chemistry Program 2014 (REU) at the University of Mississippi University of Mississippi Mississippi TBA Website
Opening Doors Program at Drexel University School of Public Health, Philadelphia Drexel University Pennsylvania TBA Website
Pasteur Foundation Summer Undergraduate Internship Program at the Institut Pasteur (International) International   TBA Website
Pathways to Science (Database) Database   Varies by Program Website
Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Tennessee St. Jude Children's Hospital Tennessee Feb 1-2017 Website
Post-baccalaurete Research Education Program (PREP) Medical School University of Michigan   TBA Website
Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community Geographic Information Systems and Citizen Science in Orlando and Belize University of Central Florida Orlando, FL or Belize TBA Website
Program in Nanotechnology for Biology and Bioengineering Johns Hopkins University Maryland Feb 1-2017 Website
Purdue Research Experience for Undergraduates in Collaborative Data Visualization Applications Purdue Polytechnic West Lafayette, IN TBA Website
Quantitative and Physical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships UT Southwestern Texas Feb 9-2017 Website
Research Experience for Undergraduate Program in Physics and Astrophysics University of Minnesota Minnesota TBA Website
Research Experience for Undergraduates in Computer Vision University of Central Florida Orlando, FL TBA Website
Research Experience for Undergraduates on Internet of Things University of Central Florida Orlando, FL TBA Website
Research Experience for Undergraduates, Chemical Learning in Materials and Biomolecular applications University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico Feb 28-2017 Website
Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Sam Houston State University Sam Houston State University Texas TBA Website
Research in Science and Engineering (RiSE) Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ Always Website
REU in Tropical Ecology and Evolution at El Verde Field Station, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Feb 28-2017 Website
REU Site: Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior Oklahoma State University Oklahoma TBA Website
Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge national Laboratories Tennessee Varies by Program Website
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) at the U.S. Department of Energy Various   Oct 7-2016 Website
Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) Various   Feb 15-2017 Website
Short-Term Training Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (STREAMS) Wright State University Ohio Open January 2017 Website
Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) Various   TBA Website
SIParCS Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Colorado TBA Website
STAR Program at Augusta University Augusta University Georgia Feb 3-2017 Website
Student Summer Fellowship in the Area of Lupus Research Lupus Foundation of Minnesota Various Nov 1-16 Website
Summer Accelerated Biomedical Research (SABR) Internship Texas Tech University Texas TBA Website
Summer in Biomedical Science (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Alabama Birmingham University of Alabama, Birmingham Alabama Feb 15-2017 Website
Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in the Life Sciences (SPUR) at the University of Oregon University of Oregon Oregon Mar 1-2017 Website
Summer Research Experiences in Cancer Prevention MD Anderson Cancer Center Texas Dec 1-2016 Website
Summer Research Internship Program at the University of Virginia University of Virginia Virginia Feb 1-2017 Website
Summer Research Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska Feb 1-2017 b
Summer Undergraduate Internship Program in the Biomedical Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Feb 1-2017 Website
Summer Undergraduate Internships in Health Services Research (SUMR) at the University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Feb 1-2017 Website
Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Feb 1-2017 Website
Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program in Iowa University of Iowa Iowa Jan 17-2017 Website
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD TBA Website
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships at UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences UT Southwestern Texas Feb 9-2017 Website
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships from the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology University of Michigan Michigan TBA Website
Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE) at Stanford University California Stanford University California Jan 24-2017 Website
Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program in Biological Sciences at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine at Pennsylvania Penn State Hershey College of Medicine Pennsylvania Feb 1-2017 Website
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh March 1-2017 Website
Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Curry School of Education University of Virginia Charlottesville TBA Website
Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Curry School of Education at Virginia Curry School of Education Virginia TBA Website
Summer Undergraduate Research Program at MD Anderson Center MD Anderson Cancer Center Texas TBA Website
Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the in Seattle Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) Washington Jan 13-2017 Website
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) Integrative Education and Research Traineeship University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX TBA Website
The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeology Project Quinnipiac University Hungary TBA Website
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington University of Washington Washington Open November 2016 Website
The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) Various   Feb 1-2017 Website
Training and Experimentation in Computational Biology (TecBio REU) at the University of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania TBA Website
Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Research in Urban Water Sustainability Urban Water Innovation Network Various TBA Website
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs Various   Dec 7-2016 Website
U54 Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research Summer Training Program MD Anderson Cancer Center Texas TBA Website
University of Missouri Summer 2016 Undergraduate Research Programs for Visiting Students University of Missouri Missouri Varies by Program Website
University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center University of Notre Dame   Nov 11-2016 Website
University of Utah MRSEC Next Generation Materials for Plasmonics & Organic Spintronic at Salt Lake City, Utah University of Utah Utah Open October 2016 Website
WAVE Fellows program at California Institute of Technology California Institute of Technology California Jan 7-2017 Website
Zintellect Climb Higher (Database) Database   Varies by Program Website
 UM-SMART Program at the University of Michigan Medical School University of Michigan  Michigan  Jan 20-2017  Website
APL Technology Leadership Scholars (ATLAS) Summer Intern Program Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Maryland Dec 31-2016 Website
Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Analysis & Design of Complex Biological Systems Using Data Science Tufts University Boston, MA Mar 1-2017 Website
Keck Geology Consortium Wesleyan University Middletown, Connecticut Feb 15-2017 Website
Psychology Research & Practice Track Boston University Boston, MA April 21-2017 Website
Summer Treatmeant Program (STP) Florida International University Miami, FL Open Spring 2017 Website
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) NIH Laboratories Various March 1-2017 Website
NYU Center for Behavioral Statistics and the Study of Motivated Perception New York University New York, NY Feb 24-2017 Website
Counseling Center Summer Internship Program Pace University New York, NY Jan 31-2017 Website
Karen M. Gil Internship Program The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC Oct 31-2016 Website
NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center Palmdale, CA Feb 1-2017 Website
Research Experience at the Interface of Nanotechnology and Biomedicine University of Georgia Athens, GA Feb 19-2017 Website
Linking Applied Knowledge in Environmental Sustainability (LAKES) University of Wisconsin Stout Menomonie, WI Mar 1-2017 Website
2017 REU in Chemical Evolution Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA Feb 13-2017 Website