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High School Students

Los Alamos National Laboratory

(Los Alamos, NM)
High School Cooperative Program
Staff and managers at Los Alamos National Laboratory recognize that in order to maintain and cultivate a well-educated workforce, we must provide a qu ... read more


NASA Johnson Space Center

(Houston, TX)
NASA Internships and Fellowships
NASA offers a wide variety of paid summer, spring, and fall semester internships, as well as some graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships ... read more
portable funding

NASA White Sands Test Facility

(Las Cruces, NM)
NASA Internships and Fellowships
NASA offers a wide variety of paid summer, spring, and fall semester internships, as well as some graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships ... read more
portable funding

University of Arizona

(Tucson, AZ)
Keep Engaging Youth in Science (KEYS) Research Internship
The 7-week KEYS Internship program is a unique summer opportunity for motivated high school students with a strong interest in bioscience, engineering ... read more

Native American Science and Engineering Program (NASEP)
NASEP is a free year-long program designed to provide Native American high school students with a vision of a career in a Science, Technology, Enginee ... read more


K-12 Educators

Rice University

(Houston, TX)
NSF Year-long Nanotechnology Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
The Rice Office of STEM Engagement offers a year-long program with a focus on nanotechnology and leadership, which includes a 7-week summer internship ... read more


University of Arizona

(Tucson, AZ)
CIAN Optics Research Experience for Teachers in Native American Schools
The Optics Research Experience for Teachers In Native American Schools (O-RETINAS) Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program is designed for educ ... read more

Clean Energy Bridge to Research
Clean Energy Bridge to Research (CEBR) is a summer research program from the Clean Energy Institute (CEI) at the University of Washington (UW). The pr ... read more

Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more

an IBP member program

University of Oklahoma

(Norman, OK)
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Physics and Astronomy
For the summer REU program, a site grant from the NSF plus funds from the state of Oklahoma as well as internal funding from OU will support about 15- ... read more


University of Texas, Austin

(Austin, TX)
NASCENT RET in Nanotechnology
The Pre-College Education program within the NASCENT Engineering Research Center is hosting a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program. Each sum ... read more


Undergraduate Students

American Indian Graduate Center

(Albuquerque, NM)
Scholarships/Fellowships for American Indian and Alaska Native Students
The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) is the Nation's oldest and largest provider of scholarship and fellowships to American Indian and Alaska Na ... read more
portable funding

Arizona State University

(Tempe, AZ)
Research Experience in Biomediated and BioInspired Geotechnics
The Center for Bio-mediated & Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) – funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) that i ... read more

QESST Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
The QESST Engineering Research Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in solar energy research. Through work on the pilot line, s ... read more

Sustainable Urban Water Transdisciplinary Research Program for Undergraduates
The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) gives 10 students the opportunity to perform cutting edge research of immediate relevance to people in urban ... read more

FREEDM Systems Center REU Program in Engineering
The Summer REU program offers a research opportunity to undergraduates from universities outside of the Center who are majoring in electrical and comp ... read more

BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BESURE)
BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecules ... read more

Rosetta Commons Research Experience for Undergraduates
Interns in this geographically-distributed REU program have the opportunity to participate in research using the Rosetta Commons software. The Rosetta ... read more
an IBP member program

Baylor College of Medicine

(Houston, TX)
The Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART)
The Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Program was developed to provide frontier-level, biomedical summer research projects for undergraduat ... read more
funds international students

Baylor University

(Waco, TX)
The Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research (CASPER) Summer Programs
CASPER's NSF REU Program offers outstanding undergraduates an opportunity for active research participation with Baylor University faculty in the Cent ... read more


BHW Group

(Austin, TX)
Women in STEM Scholarship
The Women In STEM Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate female students. You must be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engin ... read more
opportunityportable fundingfunds international students

Data Observation Newtwork for Earth (DataOne)

(Albuquerque, NM)
The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataOne) Internship Program
Between four and eight paid interns are selected each year to work on a pre-defined project relevant to DataONE. These projects are designed by member ... read more


Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)

(Flagstaff, AZ)
Student Summer Internship (SSI) Program
Since 1994, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) has offered student summer internships for Native American and other college s ... read more


Los Alamos National Laboratory

(Los Alamos, NM)
National High Magnetic Field Lab REU
This Ten-week summer internship program matches undergraduate students with scientists at the Magnet Lab?s three sites, offering them unique opportuni ... read more


NASA Johnson Space Center

(Houston, TX)
NASA Internships and Fellowships
NASA offers a wide variety of paid summer, spring, and fall semester internships, as well as some graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships ... read more
portable funding

NASA White Sands Test Facility

(Las Cruces, NM)
NASA Internships and Fellowships
NASA offers a wide variety of paid summer, spring, and fall semester internships, as well as some graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships ... read more
portable funding

National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro

(Socorro, NM)
National Astronomy Consortium (NAC)
The National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) is an innovative, competitive program designed to provide research opportunities, and long-term mentoring supp ... read more

Summer Student Research Program at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) provides research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students through its summer studen ... read more
funds international students

New Mexico State University

(Las Cruces, NM)
Research Experience in Biomediated and BioInspired Geotechnics
The Center for Bio-mediated & Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) – funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) that i ... read more

Re-Inventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt) Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site
Spend 9 weeks in Summer immersed in exciting, cutting-edge research in water science & engineering on one of ReNUWIt's four partner campuses: Stanford ... read more


Northern Arizona University

(Flagstaff, AZ)
Astronomy REU
Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona, has been a Research Experiences for Undergraduates site sponsored by the National Science Fou ... read more

Student Summer Internship (SSI) Program
Since 1994, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) has offered student summer internships for Native American and other college s ... read more

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at Northern Arizona University
Since 2014, The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at Northern Arizona University has been preparing 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students to ... read more


Northern New Mexico College

(Espanola, NM)
PEARL: Pathways for Engineering: Access to Resources for Learning Scholarships Project
Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) has a total enrollment of 1,824 students. Before taking the initial step toward declaring a degree, most of these s ... read more


Rice University

(Houston, TX)
NSF REU in Multi-Scale Biomolecular Networks (BioNetworks)
The goal of this program is to provide students first-hand experience with cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that is needed to predict biologica ... read more

Nakatani RIES: Research & International Experiences for Students in Japan
The Nakatani RIES: Research & International Experiences for Students Fellowship connects undergraduates with the best of science & engineering researc ... read more
study abroad programfunds international students
BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BESURE)
BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecules ... read more


Texas A&M University

(College Station, TX)
Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Astronomical Research and Instrumentation
The Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University is pleased to announc ... read more

Summer Costa Rica Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
The goal of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to develop essential skills in d ... read more
study abroad program
Nuclear and Particle Science at the Cyclotron Institute REU
Undergraduates will gain research experience by carrying out specific projects under the direct supervision of Physics/Chemistry faculty at the Cyclot ... read more

Energy and Combustion REU
This REU Site program is a collaborative effort between Texas A&M University (TAMU) and the University of North Texas (UNT). The theme of the proposed ... read more

REU in Multifunctional Materials
Texas A&M’s program offers opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in materials science research early in their undergraduate careers regar ... read more

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Smart Energy and Smart Systems
The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University offers undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in ongoing res ... read more


Texas A&M University, Galveston

(Galveston, TX)
Ocean and Coastal Research Experiences for Undergraduates (OCEANUS)
Texas A&M University Galveston invites talented students from diverse backgrounds to participated in a 10-week immersive experience to conduct semi-in ... read more


University of Arizona

(Tucson, AZ)
QESST Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
The QESST Engineering Research Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in solar energy research. Through work on the pilot line, s ... read more

Sustainable Urban Water Transdisciplinary Research Program for Undergraduates
The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) gives 10 students the opportunity to perform cutting edge research of immediate relevance to people in urban ... read more

CAT Vehicle: Cognitive and Autonomous Testbed Vehicle
Are you interested in programming a car to drive itself this summer? This research experience for undergraduates (REU) permits students to engage with ... read more

Integrated Optics for Undergraduate Native Americans Research Experience for Undergraduates
CIAN is the Center for Integrated Access Networks, a ten-university Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by NSF. CIAN offers a 10-week summer hand ... read more

AIM Photonics Future Leaders: Research and Professional Skills Training Program
The AIM Photonics Future Leaders Program is an 8-week summer research internship program designed to provide the technical and professional training r ... read more

Clean Energy Bridge to Research
Clean Energy Bridge to Research (CEBR) is a summer research program from the Clean Energy Institute (CEI) at the University of Washington (UW). The pr ... read more

Veteran Research Supplement with the Center for Integrated Access Networks
CIAN welcomes veteran students (undergraduate and graduate) of the United States Military into our labs during the academic year and summer to partic ... read more
an IBP member program
CIAN Integrated Optics for Undergraduates Research (IOU) Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
WHCIAN is the Center for Integrated Access Networks, which is a ten-university Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by NSF. REU students participa ... read more
an IBP member program

University of Houston

(Houston, TX)
QESST Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
The QESST Engineering Research Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in solar energy research. Through work on the pilot line, s ... read more

NSF REU: Data-Centric Computing
Join the Department of Computer Science at the University of Houston for a research experience this summer.

The REU Program in Data-Centric Computin ... read more


Innovations in Nanotechnology REU
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering (CCE) will conduct a Summer "Innovations in Nanotechnology" research program for undergraduate ... read more


University of New Mexico

(Albuquerque, NM)
QESST Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
The QESST Engineering Research Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in solar energy research. Through work on the pilot line, s ... read more

Nanoscale and Microsystems REU
The NanoScience and MicroSystems REU held at the University of New Mexico is a 10-week summer research program for students majoring in Materials Scie ... read more


University of North Texas, Denton

(Denton, TX)
Energy and Combustion REU
This REU Site program is a collaborative effort between Texas A&M University (TAMU) and the University of North Texas (UNT). The theme of the proposed ... read more

REU Site: Software Assurance and Security in Emerging Technologies
Students will work on exciting projects that focus on Security and Software Testing for web and mobile applications. No previous research experience i ... read more


University of Oklahoma

(Norman, OK)
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Physics and Astronomy
For the summer REU program, a site grant from the NSF plus funds from the state of Oklahoma as well as internal funding from OU will support about 15- ... read more

REU Site: Real-World Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the National Weather Center
The National Weather Center (NWC) in Norman, Oklahoma invites motivated undergraduate students from any major who are interested in a career in scient ... read more


University of Texas, Austin

(Austin, TX)
Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Multi Hazard Engineering
We are excited to bring research opportunities at nine multi-hazard engineering equipment sites during a 10-week summer research program. The NHERI R ... read more

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship-LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes
Fellows come from universities across Texas and the United States to spend ten weeks in laboratories at the Dell Medical School and The University of ... read more

NASCENT REU in Nanotechnology
Benefits of the NASCENT REU Program in Nanosciences

•Gain hands-on research experience in the cutting edge field of nanotechnology

•Be mentored by ... read more


Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Engineering Mechanobiology
The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) seeks motivated undergraduate students for a summer research program. Students have the opportunity t ... read more
an IBP member program

University of Texas, El Paso

(El Paso, TX)
Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science Summer Research Program
E3S REU is a 9-week summer residential program that offers rising juniors or seniors in Bachelor of Science or Engineering programs the opportunity to ... read more


University of Texas, San Antonio

(San Antonio, TX)
UTSA RISE Undergraduate Program
The NIH/NIGMS-funded RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) program is designed to assist underrepresented students to attain their doc ... read more

MARC U'STAR Research Training Program
This Honors research training program provides the foundations that our students need to enter and succeed in premiere doctoral training programs. Ou ... read more


Post-Baccalaureate

Arizona State University

(Tempe, AZ)
BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BESURE)
BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecules ... read more


Baylor College of Medicine

(Houston, TX)
BCM PREP- Paid Mentored Biomedical Research
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded BCM PREP Scholar grants to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for Baylor Colleg ... read more


BHW Group

(Austin, TX)
Women in STEM Scholarship
The Women In STEM Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate female students. You must be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engin ... read more
opportunityportable fundingfunds international students

Data Observation Newtwork for Earth (DataOne)

(Albuquerque, NM)
The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataOne) Internship Program
Between four and eight paid interns are selected each year to work on a pre-defined project relevant to DataONE. These projects are designed by member ... read more


National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro

(Socorro, NM)
Summer Student Research Program at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) provides research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students through its summer studen ... read more
funds international students

Rice University

(Houston, TX)
BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BESURE)
BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecules ... read more


Graduate Students

American Indian Graduate Center

(Albuquerque, NM)
Scholarships/Fellowships for American Indian and Alaska Native Students
The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) is the Nation's oldest and largest provider of scholarship and fellowships to American Indian and Alaska Na ... read more
portable funding

BHW Group

(Austin, TX)
Women in STEM Scholarship
The Women In STEM Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate female students. You must be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engin ... read more
opportunityportable fundingfunds international students

Data Observation Newtwork for Earth (DataOne)

(Albuquerque, NM)
The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataOne) Internship Program
Between four and eight paid interns are selected each year to work on a pre-defined project relevant to DataONE. These projects are designed by member ... read more


Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)

(Flagstaff, AZ)
Student Summer Internship (SSI) Program
Since 1994, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) has offered student summer internships for Native American and other college s ... read more


NASA Johnson Space Center

(Houston, TX)
NASA Internships and Fellowships
NASA offers a wide variety of paid summer, spring, and fall semester internships, as well as some graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships ... read more
portable funding

NASA White Sands Test Facility

(Las Cruces, NM)
NASA Internships and Fellowships
NASA offers a wide variety of paid summer, spring, and fall semester internships, as well as some graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships ... read more
portable funding

National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro

(Socorro, NM)
Summer Student Research Program at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) provides research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students through its summer studen ... read more
funds international students

Northern Arizona University

(Flagstaff, AZ)
Student Summer Internship (SSI) Program
Since 1994, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) has offered student summer internships for Native American and other college s ... read more


University of Arizona

(Tucson, AZ)
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Indigenous Graduate Partnership
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Indigenous Graduate Partnership(SIGP) allows eligible American Indian master's and doctoral candidates at the Universit ... read more

Veteran Research Supplement with the Center for Integrated Access Networks
CIAN welcomes veteran students (undergraduate and graduate) of the United States Military into our labs during the academic year and summer to partic ... read more
an IBP member program

Postdoc & Early Career

Baylor College of Medicine

(Houston, TX)
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Biomedical Research
The Houston REACH IRACDA, or Houston Research Education and Career Horizon Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award, K12 Postdocto ... read more


Central New Mexico Community College

(Albuquerque, NM)
Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT)
The Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT) program for postdoctoral fellows provides three years of support to fellows wishing to ac ... read more


New Mexico State University

(Las Cruces, NM)
Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT)
The Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT) program for postdoctoral fellows provides three years of support to fellows wishing to ac ... read more


Sandia National Laboratories

(Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia National Laboratories Postdoctoral Program
If you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years and would like to continue building your experience and knowledge in basic and ... read more


Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

(Albuquerque, NM)
Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT)
The Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT) program for postdoctoral fellows provides three years of support to fellows wishing to ac ... read more


University of New Mexico

(Albuquerque, NM)
Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT)
The Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT) program for postdoctoral fellows provides three years of support to fellows wishing to ac ... read more


Faculty & Administrators

Rice University

(Houston, TX)
NSF Year-long Nanotechnology Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
The Rice Office of STEM Engagement offers a year-long program with a focus on nanotechnology and leadership, which includes a 7-week summer internship ... read more


University of Arizona

(Tucson, AZ)
CIAN Optics Research Experience for Teachers in Native American Schools
The Optics Research Experience for Teachers In Native American Schools (O-RETINAS) Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program is designed for educ ... read more

Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more

an IBP member program

University of Texas, Austin

(Austin, TX)
NASCENT RET in Nanotechnology
The Pre-College Education program within the NASCENT Engineering Research Center is hosting a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program. Each sum ... read more


Research Centers

Arizona State University

(Tempe, AZ)
QESST Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
The QESST Engineering Research Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in solar energy research. Through work on the pilot line, s ... read more


University of Arizona

(Tucson, AZ)
QESST Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
The QESST Engineering Research Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in solar energy research. Through work on the pilot line, s ... read more


University of Houston

(Houston, TX)
QESST Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
The QESST Engineering Research Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in solar energy research. Through work on the pilot line, s ... read more


University of New Mexico

(Albuquerque, NM)
QESST Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
The QESST Engineering Research Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in solar energy research. Through work on the pilot line, s ... read more