Non-Yale Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities at Caltech offers 10-week immersive summer research fellowships for undergraduates through a program called SURF. Its counterpart, WAVE, is the same program but is awarded to students from marginalized and under-served backgrounds. Over the past several summers, the KNI has supported select fellows who carry out nanoscience-related projects through our SURF-the-WAVE prize fellowships. This summer, the KNI SURF-the-WAVE (STW) Prize Fellowships program prize will provide funding for five (5) WAVE fellows’ salaries, along with $2,000 to defray housing expenses, and complimentary access to the KNI Lab, our multi-user nanofabrication and characterization cleanroom on campus. Along with the regular activities provided by Caltech’s SURF/WAVE office, we host special small group meetings/lunches with our faculty and other PhD-level professionals. We aim to provide our fellows with opportunities for networking and learning about graduate school and careers in STEM so they can better equip themselves as they make decisions about their academic/professional futures. Caltech’s Student-Faculty Programs Office is holding WAVE Information Sessions over the next few weeks for undergrads to learn about the program and Caltech. The WAVE Information Session on Nanoscience/Nanotechnology is November 3 at 1 pm PT (registration link). 

US Department of Energy Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Interships (SULI) The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program is now accepting applications for the 2022 Summer Term. Applications are due January 12, 2022 5:00 PM ET. Click here to apply.

NCI Division of Cancer Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Program Undergraduate students interested in solving complex problems in cancer through interdisciplinary research are encouraged to apply at by Monday, February 14, 2022.

  • Open to Rising Junior and Senior Undergraduates with 0-1 years of research experience
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • $4000 Stipend + Free Housing
  • Support for Travel to/from Research Institution
  • Two-Day Research Conference at the NIH in Bethesda, MD

All materials must be submitted by Monday, February 14, 2022 11:59pm Eastern Time. Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute of the NIH

The Hertz Fellowship provides financial and lifelong professional support for the nation’s most promising graduate students in science and technology. The fellowship includes up to five years of funding, valued at up to $250,000, and the freedom to pursue innovative projects wherever they may lead. In addition, fellows take part in ongoing mentoring, symposia, and workshops with our vibrant community of more than 1200 fellows, a set of peers who span disciplines, generations, and geography. For the application and/or to learn more:

The Experiential Learning Program at Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science - Virginia Tech’s Dr. Vinod K. Lohani, Professor of Engineering Education and Director of Education and Global Initiatives for the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, extends an invitation to apply for a 10-week NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) opportunity. 

Summer Pipeline Program - Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago offers summer programs for students that are interested in careers in medicine/medical research. 

Nakatani RIES: Research & International Experience for US Students Fellowship in Japan  provides support for a summer research internship program in science and engineering that is open to students nationwide.

OHSU Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology Summer Research Internship provides students with initial experiences required to be competitive for science related continued education and future careers.

“Future Physicist International Summer Camp” at University of Science and Technology of China  provides hands-on physics research for two weeks in a multicultural environment.

DAAD RISE Germany – Research Internships in Science and Engineering  offers summer research internships with research groups at German universities and research institutes. 

Environmental Internship Program  provides support for summer research projects and internships relating to environmental issues.

Michael Manzella Fellowship  provides support for summer projects in cancer-related research.

NIH-NIDDK/KUH Summer Research Opportunity  prepares undergraduate students who are interested in developing careers as scientific investigators in biomedical research.

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research  supports student research with awards for supplies, equipment or travel to a research site.

Yale-UCLouvain Summer Research Opportunities  offers engineering summer research internships in Belgium.

CanSUR  summer research opportunity with Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers studying cancer genetics, cancer cell signaling, experimental therapeutics, and cancer prevention and epidemiology research. The CanSUR program will support 32 undergraduates for a 10-week period.  

Slifka Center Travel Grant applications  Yale College Science & QR and Slifka Center encourage Yale STEM majors to consider a summer lab internship in Israel. Such students are welcome to apply to two fellowships that can help partially defray the costs of such travel: the Schusterman Israel Travel Grant (up to $3,500) and Elisa Spungen Bildner ’75 and Robert Bildner ’72 Israel Travel Grant (up to $1,500). Students must contact a faculty in an Israeli University and submit a fellowship proposal through the Tetelman Fellowship for International Research in the Sciences ( If chosen, students might be able to receive additional funding through the Tetelman to supplement the above funds.  Please contact Juli Goodman,, or Yotam Wolk,, for more information about summer opportunities and scholarships.

Yale-Weizmann Israel Science Collaboration Program - This program supports Yale undergraduates who undertake summer research at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. For students doing summer research, the program can provide travel and housing/stipend support. Please contact Dr. Daniel Prober ( for additional information about this program.

Fulbright Canada-Mitacs Globalink Program - This is a 10 to 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.

WAVE Fellows Program - The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech. The WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech’s programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally and financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or students with DACA status. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech’s research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience. For more information, visit

AMGEN Scholars Program - Caltech’s Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, medical engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry. Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the US at time of application, and must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or students with DACA status. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program - CRISSP for more information please see

Kyoto University Amgen Scholars Program The Amgen Scholars Program at Kyoto University is eight weeks of intensive research in the sciences. Amgen Scholars will be assigned to one of several Kyoto University departments or interdisciplinary areas that traditionally support science and biotechnology research. These areas may include biochemistry, bioengineering, biotechnology, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular genetics, and neuroscience. 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse Summer Research Internship Program supports undergraduate students with a focus on increasing underrepresented populations in drug abuse and addiction research.

Undergradaute School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing is a two-week program, running May 31-June 11, 2021, on the theoretical and experimental study of quantum information aimed primarily at students one year away from completing their undergraduate studies. The lectures and experiments are geared toward students in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, though all interested students are invited to apply.