Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at Georgia Tech
UROP helps Georgia Tech undergraduate students arrange, accomplish, present and publish research. They represent an invaluable on-campus resource for undergraduate students interested in participating in research symposia, contributing to journals such as Tech's The Tower, and otherwise developing and publicizing important research.
Amgen Scholars Program: An Undergraduate Research Program in Science and Biotechnology
The Amgen Scholars US Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with an opportunity to engage in hands-on research at universities such as California Institute of Technology, MIT, Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, University of Washington, and Washington University in St. Louis. Research fields and program dates vary at different institutions.
Applications are submitted through the individual host university. Go to the Amgen web site and look at programs for each participating university.
Deadline for applications: Early February each year. Program applications open at the end of November.
Eligibility: applicants should have a strong GPA; plan to pursue a PhD; be sophomores (at least 3 semesters of college course work), juniors, or non-graduating seniors; be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Amgen scholars receive a stipend and housing. Check the web site for the university in which you are interested for specific information about eligible fields and stipends.
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.
To inquire about possible funding opportunities, please contact the organizations that have received awards. (Do not contact NSF.) A directory of active REU Sites, along with contact information, can be found here.
Note: not all awards on this directory are up to date. Check with the institutional contact listed with your program of interest to ensure the opportunity is available this year. Also, most award information is released in the fall, so check at that point for more reliable information.