STEM research offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work directly with leading researchers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math disciplines and offers research faculty the latitude to educate and train students currently interested in the STEM field. Opportunities for STEM research external to the university will be catalogued here.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
National Science Foundation
STEM DIVE Challenge
Submission Deadline June 25, 2020
The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites you to submit a 1- to 3-minute video that showcases how your NSF-funded work has led to innovative, effective, and replicable approaches to building a diverse and inclusive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce through partnerships. More information found here.
Additional Useful Resources for External Research Opportunities
Federally-sponsored opportunities for undergraduate students
Deadline: January 26, 2021
The purpose of this NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT) Administrative Supplement Program is to support summer research experiences in the environmental health sciences for high school students; college undergraduates; master’s degree candidates; medical students; secondary school science teachers; and science professors from community, junior, or technical colleges as well as primarily undergraduate institutions. These supplements are intended to introduce students and teachers to research in the environmental health sciences that would not otherwise be available to them through their regular course of study.
DAAD RISE Research internships (--Updated 4/1/2020)
DAAD has decided to suspend this year’s RISE program for incoming and outgoing students.
NASA Undergraduate Research Internships and Fellowships
Deadline: September 1, 2020
Each year the NASA Fellowship Activity seeks student-authored and independently conceived graduate research proposals responding to a NASA Research Opportunity listed in the solicitation. The NASA Fellowship Activity is designed to support NASA STEM Engagement objectives and to provide academic institutions the ability to enhance graduate-level learning and development.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Deadline: Late October 2020
NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports individuals early in their graduate training in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
Anticipated deadline: Oct 15, 2020
This Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Pennsylvania. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields.
The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring.