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External Research Opportunity

Here you will find external research opportunities for College of Biological Sciences undergraduate students.

Avian Field Assistant Positions for Spring/Summer 2016

Avian Field Assistants are needed early April – Late July (2016) to monitor Golden-winged Warbler and American Woodcock in privately- and publicly-owned forests of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, West Virginia, New York, Wisconsin and Minnesota. April and early-May surveys will consist of evening counts of American Woodcock on the singing grounds, while mid-May-June surveys will focus on morning passerine surveys and vegetation sampling.

Post-Baccalaureate Research Experience at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Interested in getting research experience after getting your baccalaureate degree? The Max Planck Florida Institute Post-Baccalaureate Research Experience program is accepting applications for students who want to apply to graduate school but would like additional research experience. The program requires candidates be available between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 to work 40 hours weekly. For more information and to apply, visit the MPFI website

Growing up STEM REU at North Dakota State University

This REU offers students interested in STEM education at the undergraduate level to engage in an immersive, 10-week summer research experience. This program includes on-campus housing, a $5000 stipend and the opportunity to get hands-on research experience as part of a cohort of undergraduate scholars. Students may have the opportunity to present their research at a national conference. Additional travel funding is available for those in financial need.

The program begins May 29, 2016 and runs through August 6, 2016. Applications due January 29, 2016.

Nebraska Summer Research Program

Applications are open for the Nebraska Summer Research Program at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln for undergraduates who are interested in learning more and getting experience in research to potentially pursue graduate education. Students will work with faculty mentors to study during the summer.

Undergraduate Biology Education Research at the University of Georgia

Applications are now open for the Undergraduate Biology Education Research program at the University of Georgia for this summer. Over the course of the program, students will join faculty from the University of Georgia in designing and conducting research on undergraduate biology teaching and learning. For more information on the program, check out the UBER website

Brigham and Women's Hospital Summer Training in Academic Research

Applications for the Brigham and Women's Hospital Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship (STARS) are now open until the January 21, 2016 deadline. This program is geared toward fostering the interests of underrepresented minority students to potentially pursue careers related to healthcare, research and medicine. During the eight-week program, students will engage in research projects, as well as receive professional development training.

Medical College of Wisconsin Summer Program for Undergrad Research

The MCW Graduate School is now taking applications for our Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR). Through this program, students can receive hands-on research experience, critical thinking skills and personal/professional network growth. No prior research experience is required.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics is offering a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program this summer. In addition, the Genes & Addiction NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats is offering a Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate Students (REHU) program this summer. Both Centers seek qualified students for 2016 fellowships.