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Why do research away from Ohio State?

As a major research institution and one of the largest universities in the nation, Ohio State has many excellent opportunities for its undergraduate researchers. Many students, however, expand their search for research opportunities to include programs in other cities, states, and even countries. These programs are often housed at prestigious academic and governmental institutions, and often have generous funding packages.

The US federal government allocates research funds through its constituent departments and institutions. A portion of these funds goes to support the research training of undergraduate students, and many of the best research opportunities are sponsored by federal funds. For a listing of research opportunities directly sponsored by federal institutions, please visit our Government Research page.

For a listing of research opportunities outside of the United States, see our International Research Opportunities page.

Databases of External Research Programs

These websites also offer listings and search functions for undergraduate research opportunities, including opportunities not noted on our website.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
This link is the gateway to many of the education and research experiences offered through ORISE and ORAU, the Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

Organization for Biological Field Stations (OBFS)
OBFS includes about 200 member stations from North America, as well as about 100 individuals who are associated with field stations. The website allows you to search courses at specific stations.

The National Science Foundation
The NSF maintains an extensive, searchable database of funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates. Students may search by state and/or subject area. Students who are U.S. citizens from any university are eligible to apply for these REU programs.

GREAT Group Summer Undergraduate Research Programs
Links to multiple summer research opportunities in biomedical sciences.

List of Research Programs and Deadlines

The programs below are generally recurring: current deadlines are listed in red, while past deadlines that are listed in black. Past deadlines will be updated as new information becomes available; they remain on the website so that students can be aware of opportunities that may become available again. Unless noted otherwise, all programs take place in summer.

American Mathematical Society
The AMS has links to many REUs across the country for students in mathematics. Deadlines: Varies

Amgen Scholars Program
The Amgen Scholars Program provides intensive summer research opportunities in science and biotechnology at host universities across the US.

AAAS Mass Media and Science & Engineering Fellows Program
Deadline: January 15, 2017

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
Deadline: February 1, 2017

American Physiological Society

American Society of Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
Deadline: February 1, 2017 (pending funding for Summer 2017 program)

Baylor College of Medicine Summer Medical and Research Training Program
Deadline: January 10, 2017

California Institute of Technology's SURF
Deadline: February 22, 2017

Caltech WAVES
Deadline: January 10, 2017

California State University, Monterey Bay Regional Ocean Science REU
Deadline: February 13, 2017

Cary Institute REU: Translational Ecology for Undergraduates
Deadline: TBD, Summer 2017 applications opening soon

Case Western Reserve University

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Summer Research Fellowship
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Cleveland Clinic Dept. of Biomedical Engineering NSF REU
Deadline: February 15, 2017

Cleveland Museum of Natural History Kirtlandia Research Internships
Deadline: March 15, 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Summer Undergrad Research Program in Long Island, NY
Deadline: January 15, 2017

Cornell University Plant Genome Internship
Deadline: February 3, 2017

DeMoines University Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Department of Energy Scholars Program
Deadline: December 15, 2016

Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)
Deadline: January 13, 2017

Department of Homeland Security STEM Summer Research Internships
Deadline: December 17, 2016

Department of State Student Internship Program
Deadline: March 1, 2017

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Drexel University College of Medicine- SURF program
Deadline: February 6, 2017

Emory University Center for Science Education Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
Deadline: February 1, 2016

Engineering Biological Machines REU
Deadline: February 17, 2017

Florida Mental Health Institute Summer Research Institute
Deadline: March 7, 2016

Fred Hutchinson Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Deadline: January 13, 2017

Georgia Regents Student Training and Research Program in Biomedical Research
Deadline: February 3, 2017

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Summer Undergraduate Research Programin Biomedical Science
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Harvard University

Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Summer Institute

Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Deadline: Year Round

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Indiana University Summer Research Opportunities in Computing Program
Deadline: February 3, 2017

Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation
Deadline: March 15, 2016

Institute for Infectious Animal Diease
Deadline: March 1, 2017

Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program in Biomedical Research
Deadline: February 2, 2017

John Hopkins Biology Research Experience for Undergraduates
Deadline: February 1, 2016

Kellogg Biological Station REU
Deadline: February 15, 2016 (2017 application opens December 15, 2016)

Loyola University Microbiology and Immunology Summer Research Program
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Marquette University Summer Research Program in Biomedical Science
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Massachusetts General Hospital Summer Research Trainee Program in Biomedical Research
Deadline: January 23, 2017

Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Deadline: February 1, 2017

MD Anderson Cancer Center CPRIT- Summer Undergraduate Program
Deadline: January 19, 2017

MIT Summer Research Program in Biological Sciences
Deadline: January 30, 2017

Medical College of Wisconsin Summer Program for Undergraduate Research
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Miami University REU in Ecology and Environmental Science
Deadline: January 31, 2016

Mississippi State University Undergraduate Research in Computational Biology
Deadline: March 1, 2016

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Summer Internship
Deadline: February 13, 2017

NASA One Stop Shop Initiative (OSSI) for Internship, Fellowship, and Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline: March 1, 2017

National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) Summer Student Research Program
Deadline: February 19, 2016

National Cancer Institute
Deadline: November 16, 2016

National Institute of Arthritis Summer Student Program
Deadline: March 1, 2017

National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
Deadline: March 1, 2017

National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
*Ohio State must submit a proposal to nominate applicants. Contact Jackie Lipphardt at the URO at lipphardt.3@osu.edu if you are interested in applying for this fellowship.
Deadline: February 12, 2016

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 31, 2017

National Radio Astronomy Observatory Summer Research Assistantships
Deadline: February 1, 2017

NEON Internship Program in Science and Engineering
Deadline: February 10, 2017

Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) Program
Deadline: December 31, 2016 for Spring 2017 and February 28, 2017 for Summer 2017

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
ORISE offers many programs in different federal institutions across the country.
Deadline: Varies

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oklahoma State University REU Site: Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior
Deadline: March 4, 2016

Pasteur Foundation: Paul W. Zuccaire Undergraduate Internshipsin Paris, France
Deadline: January 29, 2016 (check website soon for 2017 application)

Penn State Hershey Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program in the College of Medicine
Deadline: February 8, 2017 at noon

Penn State REU in Climate Science
Deadline: February 15, 2017

Puerto Rico NSF REU: Chemical Learning in Materials and Biomolecular Applications
Deadline: February 28, 2017

Robotics and Intelligent Systems REU
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Rochester Institute of Technology NSF Summer REU Program for Undergraduate
Deadline: February 10, 2017

Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Laboratory Research
Deadline: February 1, 2016

Rowan University Biomedical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Deadline: February 15, 2017

Rutgers Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Molecular and Development Neurobiology
Deadline: February 17, 2017

Santa Fe Institute Research Experience for Undergraduates
Deadline: January 4, 2017

Smithsonian Institution

Southern Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Stanford University Summer Research Program in Biomedical and Biological Sciences
Deadline: February 1, 2017

State University of New York System

St. Jude Children Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education Program
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Stowers Institute for Medical Research Summer Scholars
Deadline: February 1, 2017

SUPERS@Penn--Summer Undergraduate Program for Educating Radiation Scientists
Deadline: February 3, 2017

Texas A&M: Cyclotron Institute REU in Nuclear and Particle Science
Deadline: February 3, 2017

Texas Tech University Summer Accelerated BioMedical Research
Deadline: February 15, 2016

University of Alabama at Birmingham Summer in Biomedical Science Research Program
Deadline: February 15, 2017

University of Buffalo CLIMB UP Program in the Biomedical and Health Science
Deadline: February 1, 2017

University of California at San Diego

University of California—San Francisco Summer Research Opportunities in Health Sciences
Deadline: February 1, 2017

University of Central Florida Computer Vision REU
Deadline: March 26, 2016

University of Cincinnati

University of Colorado

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

University of Florida

University of Iowa

University of Massachusetts Combined Summer Undergraduate Research
Deadline: March 13, 2017

University of Maryland Summer Research Initiative
Deadline: February 10, 2017

University of Miami (Florida) Neurotrauma Summer Research Internship
Deadline: February 6, 2017

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Missouri

University of Nebraska Summer Research Programs
Deadline: February 1, 2017

University of Nevada, Las Vegas:

University of North Carolina Summer Fellowship Program in Pharmacology
Deadline: opens January 1, 2017

University of Oregon Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in the Life Sciences
Deadline: no hard deadline, application review begins in late December

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Rochester

University of San Diego NSF REU: Climate Change
Deadline: February 24, 2017

University of Texas System

University of Utah

University of Virginia

University of Washington Environmental Health Experience Program
Deadline: February 1, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Madison Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program
Deadline: February 15, 2017

Vanderbilt University

Washington University, St. Louis BioMedical Research Apprenticeship Program
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Weill Cornell Medical College Travelers Summer Research Program
Deadline: February 1, 2017

West Virginia University

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Student Fellowship Program
Deadline: February 15, 2017

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