HomeDonateAbout UsWomen of ExcellenceInitiativesContact UsPhoto & Video GalleryEvents

Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation
 Call us at: 225-342-0334
Summer Research Opportunity Programs (SROP)
NOTE:  Click on the following links to learn more.

NOTE:  This webinar titled, "Paid Summer Research Experiences: Finding and Applying to Programs (January 2015)," was produced, hosted and sponsored by the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). 

Baylor College of Medicine - SMART Program
NOTE:  This program is for undergraduate students.
Stipend: $5,000 (stipulations apply)
Program Dates:  May 29, 2018 and end on July 27, 2018
Application Period:  November 15, 2017 to January 10, 2018

Baylor College of Medicine - SMART PREP Program
NOTE:  This is for post baccalaureate applicants.
Stipend:  $27,200/year
Program Dates:  Twelve Month Period
Application Period: Mid-November 2017 to April 17, 2018 (Strongly encouraged to apply by January 1, 2018 for early consideration.)

Duke University
Stipend: $4,000.00
Program Dates: May 29, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Application Period: October 27, 2017 - January 16, 2018

LSU Health New Orleans 
Post Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) 
Stipend: $27,200
Program Dates: June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019 
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Goal:  The goal of the LSUHSC-NO PREP is to prepare individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, who have recently completed their baccalaureate science degrees (within 3 years of application date), for successful enrollment, retention, and completion of a PhD or MD-PhD training program. The one-year program provides an annual salary of $27,200.

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Stipend: $5,250.00
Program Dates:  June 1, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Application Deadline: March 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

LSU Health Shreveport 
Summer Undergraduate Pharmacology Experience in Research (SUPER) 
Stipend:  $4,000
Program Dates: June 2018 (Dates vary) 
Application Deadline:  March 23, 2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Stipend:  Weekly Stipend
Program Dates:  June 8, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Application Deadline: To be determined

Mills College in California 
Stipend: $3,000.00 - plus travel,room and board.
Program Dates: June 4, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Application Deadline: Spring 2018 

Northwestern University in Illinois
Stipend:  $4,500.00
Program Dates:  June 19, 2018 to August 9, 2018  
Application Period:  Open on November 1, 2017 and are due on February 10, 2018.

Northwestern University in Illinois - Materials Research Science & Engineering Center
Stipend:  $4,500.00
Program Dates:  June 18, 2018 to August 17, 2018
Application Deadline:  February 15, 2018.

Purdue University
Stipend:  Generous
Program Dates:  June 3, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Application Period:  To be announced

Purdue University Veterinary Scholars Summer Research Program 
Stipend: $5,000.00 for veterinary students 
Stipend:  $3,000.00 for undergraduate students
Program Dates: May 21, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. (EST) on February 2, 2018

Texas A&M University 
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Stipend:  Varies
Program Dates:  Varies
Application Deadline: Varies

Texas A&M University Cyclotron Institute
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Stipend:  $6,500
Program Dates:  May 29, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Application Deadline: February 2, 2018
Research Focus:  Nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry

Texas A&M University Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Stipend:  $5,500
Program Dates:  May 29, 2018 to August 1, 2018
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
Research Focus:  Structural biology, molecular genetics, genomics, enzymology and biophysics

Tulane University
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Stipend:  $5,000.00
Program Dates:  May 29, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Application Deadline:  TBA

University of Arizona Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC) - Minority Health Disparities Program
Stipend:  $4,000
Program Dates:  June 3, 2018 to August 8, 2018
Application Deadline:  February 1, 2018
Research Focus:  Biomedical (i.e. Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Nutritional Sciences, etc.)

University of Arizona Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC) - Summer Research Institute (SRI)
Stipend:  $4,000
Program Dates:  June 3, 2018 to August 8, 2018
Application Deadline:  February 1, 2018

University of Illinois at Chicago
Stipend: Up to $4,000.00
Program Dates: May 31, 2018 to July 27, 2018
Application Deadline:  February 2, 2018

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stipend: Up to $3,500.00
Program Dates: May 29, 2018 to July 27, 2018
Application Period: November 1, 2017 to February 10, 2018

University of Iowa Graduate College
Stipend: $3,500
Program Dates: Sunday, June 3 to Friday, July 27, 2018
Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Stipend: $4,000
Program Dates: May 27, 2018- August 3, 2018
Application Deadline: November 15, 2017 to March 11, 2018

University of Michigan
Stipend: Up to $4,000.00
Program Dates: May 30, 2018 through July 26, 2018
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018 to February 9, 2018

University of Minnesota Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (LSSURP)
Stipend:  Generous
Program Dates:  May 31, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Application Deadline:  February 1, 2018

University of Minnesota Summer Lando/NSF REU
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Stipend:  $7,400
Program Dates:  June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Application Deadline: February 2, 2018
Research Focus:  Students in their sophomore or junior years of undergraduate study in chemistry or closely related fields

University of Mississippi 
Stipend: $4,000.00
Program Dates: May 29, 2018 through August 3, 2018
Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Stipend: $5,000 to $6,000
Program Dates:  June 4, 2018 to August 7, 2018
Application Deadline: November 15, 2017 to March 1, 2018 (Note: The priority deadline is February 1, 2018.) 

University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill, Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)
Stipend: Generous
Program Dates: May 20, 2018 to July 25, 2018
Application Deadline: February 9, 2018
Eligible Fields of Study:  Click here to learn more.

Additional Ways to Apply for SROPs

Association of American Medical Colleges
Summer Undergraduate Research Programs 
​Individuals can use this link to apply for summer research programs in the field of Medicine by institution. 
Stipend: Varies by university
Program Dates: Varies by university
Application Deadline:
Program Benefits: Click here to learn more 

Big Ten Academic Alliance 
Individuals can use this link via a single application to apply for SROPs to up to ten Big Ten Academic Alliance universities.
Stipend:  Varies by university
Program Dates:  Varies by university
Application Deadline:  Saturday, February 10, 2018
Program Benefits:  Click here to view SROP benefits.

Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) - Pathways to Science
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
NOTE:  You can search for summer research programs, above, by institution and field of study or by geography.
Stipend: Varies
Program Dates: Varies
Application Deadline: Varies
Program Benefits: Varies

Leadership Alliance 2017 Summer Research-Early Identification Program
Stipend: Varies
Program Dates: Varies
Application Deadline:  November 1, 2017 to February 1, 2018
Program Benefits: Varies, click here to learn more.

Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative
NOTE: This is for undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors) interested in pursuing doctoral study in the humanities and social sciences.
Stipend: Varies
Program Dates: Varies
Application Period:  November 1, 2017 to February 1, 2018
Program Benefits: Varies, click here to learn more.

Summer Research Opportunities for College Students