There are many research opportunities available nationally each year. Below, are resources to assist in the search for national research opportunities.
Pathways to Science
ScienceNet maintains information on various opportunities (paid and unpaid) for summer research programs and internships at universities and colleges in the U.S. You may search the database the database by target audience, recruitment emphasis, nature of experience and other criteria or click on All Programs to view all programs in the database.
The Leadership Alliance is a national consortium of more than 30 leading research and teaching colleges, universities, and private industry. We are united by a shared vision – to train, to mentor and to inspire, a diverse group of students from a wide range of cultural and academic backgrounds into competitive graduate training programs and professional research-based careers. For more than two decades, the Leadership Alliance has been mentoring the next generation of leaders and role models who are now contributing to a diverse and scholarly workforce in academia, the public and the private sectors.
Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research results. Currently in its fifth generation, Science.gov provides a search of over 60 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2200 scientific websites. Science.gov 5.0 provides the ultimate science search through a variety of features and abilities, including: Accessing over 55 databases and 200 million pages of science information via one query, Clustering of results by subtopics, authors, or dates to help you target your search, Wikipedia results related to your search terms, Eureka News results related to your search terms, Mark & send option for emailing results to friends and colleagues Download capabilities in RIS, Enhanced information related to your real-time search, Aggregated Science News Feed, also available on Twitter, Updated Alerts service, Image Search.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease - Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 60 years, NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and around the world. NIAID is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Disease - Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities
INRO connects talented students from populations underrepresented in the biomedical sciences with training opportunities in immunology and infectious and allergic diseases at NIAID. See if you are eligible for this opportunity and network with current trainees in a four-day, all-expenses-paid visit to NIAID. INRO 2015 will take place February 2 – 5, 2015, on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. We will be accepting applications for INRO 2015 beginning September 1 through October 15, 2014.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” With an annual budget of $7.2 billion (FY 2014), we are the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.
Click here to search for an REU site on NSF’s website.