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Haverford College
Department of Biology

Student Resources

Haverford Fellowships and Research Opportunities

  • Beckman Scholars Program - This program, established in 1998, is a prestigious national scholarship offered at roughly 35 academically-rigorous colleges and universities to recognize exceptional students with an interest in biomedical research.
  • Interdisciplinary Science Scholars Program - This interdisciplinary program of research and coursework is supported by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. It includes a broad range of fields, including biochemistry, biophysics, and bioinformatics. Interdisciplinary Scholars commit themselves to a course of study which has a strong foundation in the experimental sciences or mathematics, and explores upper level science and math outside of the major.
  • KINSC Travel and Research Funding - Funds are available for summer research fellowships that may be used for domestic and international research experiences.


External Fellowships and Research Opportunities

  • Research projects with part-study in West Africa and teaching assistantship
    As part of an on-going project, a Haverford students may have the opportunity to conduct part of their thesis research in Ghana or Nigeria. Students will also serve as teaching assistants for a Molecular Biology workshop held at their research site for students, researchers and clinical scientists. Contact Iruka Okeke for more information.
  • American Society for Microbiology Summer Research Fellowships - A variety of summer research fellowships are available for research. See website for deadline and fellowship details.
  • Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Summer Research Fellowships - A variety of summer research fellowships are available for research at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Some of the fellowships are for any area of biological sciences, while others specify fields such as cell biology, neurobiology, or developmental biology.

  • NIH Summer Internship Program - The Summer Internship Program (SIP) at the NIH provides an opportunity to spend the summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Students sixteen years of age or older who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school, an accredited U.S. college or university or an accredited U.S. medical/dental school are eligible to apply. Students who have been accepted into a college or university may also apply.
  • HHMI Janelia Undergraduate Scholars - Our program gives undergraduates an opportunity to spend 10 weeks during the summer working as an intern in the lab of a mentor at Janelia Farm. The scholars are encouraged to attend weekly seminars and other events at Janelia. At the end of the session, each scholar will present their work at a symposium. Students are required to spend a full 10 weeks at Janelia. Accommodations in our housing villageare provided, along with a stipend for the 10-week period. The program also supports the most economical travel to and from Janelia.
  • Columbia University Amgen Scholars Program - The program provides a stipend plus housing to 27 undergraduates to perform biology-related research in laboratories at Columbia University and Barnard College. In addition to working on original research, the students meet weekly with other undergraduates performing research at Columbia University to discuss and present their work.
  • Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research. SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology. College sophomores and juniors are eligible to spend 10 weeks during the summer in a Rockefeller University laboratory. The program begins the first week in June and ends the second week in August. Placement in laboratories is centralized through the Dean's Office. Students are matched with laboratories according to their stated research interests, and work on projects under the direct supervision of faculty, postdoctoral fellows and/or senior graduate students.
  • Wyoming Summer Research Program in Computational Biology - The program provides a stipend to cover travel and living expenses for the summer.
  • UT Southwestern Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program - This is an intensive summer research training experience designed for college students who are preparing for careers in biological research. Fellows spend ten weeks pursuing individual research projects in the laboratories of UT Southwestern Graduate School faculty members. Fellows gain experience in modern research techniques, and have a chance to plan and execute an experimental strategy to answer a scientific question.
  • RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) in Germany- The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD )offers the RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) and RISE professional programs. Scholarships are awarded to American and Canadian undergraduates (RISE) and graduate students (RISE professional) in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences (geology), and engineering.
  • The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at GSK is a ten-week research program designed for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical sciences. Students in the program obtain hands-on research experience in cutting-edge laboratories under the supervision of Sloan-Kettering’s stellar scientists in all areas of research.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • The MIT summer research program in the Biological and biomedical
    sciences (MSRP Biology) is a 10-week training program for highly
    motivated undergraduate sophomores and juniors who will greatly
    benefit from an intensive research experience at a top notch research
  • The Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder is a 10-week research internship that prepares undergraduates for graduate programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Each summer, 25 students from institutions nation-wide participate in research under the guidance of faculty mentors and attend weekly workshops on scientific writing and presenting, GRE preparation, and the application process for graduate school.
  • Yale BioSTEP (Biomedical Science Training and Enrichment Program) provides intensive, short-term summer research training for undergraduates, especially students from groups underrepresented in biomedical sciences at research-intensive universities. Trainees conduct research for 10 weeks at Yale in laboratories and training sites at Yale School of Medicine and the West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center.
  • The Hepatitis B Foundation, in a partnership with the Drexel Institute for Biotechnology
    and Virology Research (DIBVR), provides a unique opportunity for junior and senior
    college students in its paid Student Research Internship Program. Eligible students spend
    10 weeks in this innovative, educational program that give students that are considering
    graduate school, medical school or industrial research careers the possibility to gain a
    personal perspective on the sc
  • The College of Graduate Studies at TJU sponsors a number of summer positions for undergraduate students who have completed their junior year. have the opportunity to work in the laboratories of faculty as members of their research team.
  • New York University offers one of the largest, most vibrant summer programs in the nation, hosting an extraordinarily talented and diverse group of students from all over the United States and the world. Each summer, nearly 3,000 students from other universities join 10,000 NYU students to explore over 100 areas of study with New York University's prestigious faculty.
  • The program brings undergraduates to our campus for a “summer-immersion” in biological research and an orientation to a career in biological sciences.
  • The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware sponsors a research opportunity for ten undergraduate students to conduct research in marine science.
  • The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular and Cellular Biology has summer research internships.
  • The Lehigh Valley Health Network offers student educational opportunities, research assistantships and internships.
  • The Interdisciplinary REU Program in the Structure and Function of Proteins at the University of Michigan will provide undergraduate students with a 10-week research experience in the areas of biochemistry, biophysics, cheminformatics, computational chemistry, enzymology, marine biology, medicinal chemistry, molecular biology, pharmaceutical sciences and plant biology.
  • The Global Health Internship Program at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (SBRI) provides an opportunity to spend the summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to infectious disease research.
  • The internships provide mentored experiences in clinical and translational sciences to students from Bryn Mawr College, Franklin & Marshall College, Haverford College, Lincoln University, Swarthmore College, and Penn.
  • The Molecular Foundry, a national nanoscience user facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), is seeking enthusiastic, motivated undergraduate students in the physical and biological sciences to participate in a summer internship program providing unparalleled exposure to cutting-edge nanoscience research in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University's BIOINFORMATICS and BIOENGINEERING SUMMER INSTITUTE provides talented undergraduates a taste of an intense graduate environment, so that they may judge whether a life devoted to research at its best is for them.
  • The Undergraduate Student Scholars Program in the NIH Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases at the University of Designed specifically for undergraduate students with an interest in biomedical research, with the eventual goal of MD, PhD, or MD-PhD degrees, this is an organized program of summer lectures and presentations combined with basic research experience in the laboratory.
  • The Northwestern University Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) provides sophomores and juniors with an opportunity for direct involvement in research. Students from groups which have been traditionally underrepresented in graduate schools are encouraged to apply for SROP.
  • This program provides opportunities for highly motivated and talented undergraduate students to develop skills as young scientists and to further explore their interest in biomedical research.
  • Research In Science and Engineering at Rutgers/UMDNJ
  • Rutgers The State University of New Jersey together with the UMDNJ Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, invite students with interest in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD to participate in our highly successful summer research program, RISE (Research In Science and Engineering).
  • The Summer Biomedical Training Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) provides biomedical research experiences for those underrepresented in these areas who are interested in receiving a Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. in the biomedical or behavioral sciences.
  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program offers research experiences to undergraduate junior and senior students interested in biological research careers.
  • The BioMedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMedRAP) at Washington University in St. Louis is a 10-week summer research program for exceptional students interested in pursuing biomedical research careers.
  • The ACCESS Summer Internship Program provides training for under-served college students in the biomedical sciences with the goal of fostering student interest in biomedical research and education.
  • The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine offers a unique opportunity to work for the summer in a research laboratory at one of the world's top-ranking scientific institutions. The program is specifically designed for students considering a research career in the biomedical sciences.
  • The Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Program is a 9-week summer research program offered by the Graduate School.
  • Columbia University's Amgen Scholars Program provides a stipend plus housing and travel for 30 undergraduates to perform biology-related research in laboratories at Columbia University and Barnard College for 10 weeks during the summer.
  • The Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Emory (SURE) allows undergraduate students to conduct supervised research with a faculty mentor. Students receive training in the research methods applicable to their research plan, analyze their data and create written and oral presentations of their results.
  • A summer research program for undergraduate students between their junior and senior year of studies is established at the Hutchinson Center. The program provides financial support and instruction on a research project under the guidance of a faculty member and laboratory staff.
  • The program provides full-time internships in basic laboratory research related to gene therapy of cystic fibrosis, other genetic diseases, cancer, and vaccines.
  • The Sackler Institute and the Office of Diversity Affairs at NYU School of Medicine sponsor a research internship program in the medical sciences for undergraduate students to give highly qualified students, who are interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences the opportunity to conduct research, while exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment at a major research center.
  • The University of Wyoming is proud to offer summer research
    opportunities to external undergraduate students to engage in research in bioinformatics and computational molecular biology in Laramie. The summer research program will last from May 24, 2010 to August 6, 2010 and will include a stipend of $3500 for the period.
  • The Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR) has received a grant from the Lenfest Foundation to train undergraduates in biomedical research.  Students will receive a $3,200 stipend for an eight-week summer internship and an additional $1,800.00 throughout the year to continue their research projects.  The Summer Intern Program will run from June 7th through July 30, 2010.  Eligibility is limited to students with documented financial need, US citizens and Permanent Residents.  Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern. More Information

  • Other Prestigious Scholarships - Watson, Fulbright, Marshall, Goldwater.
  • NSF Predoctoral Fellowship - Prestigious fellowship for graduate studies.
  • NIH Predoctoral Fellowship - Prestigious fellowship for graduate studies.
  • Pharmaceutical Company Summer Fellowships:

Outreach Programs

  • MAST - The MAST Program is a long-standing outreach program that provides laboratory experience and writing tutorials for 40-50 high school and middle school students from the Philadelphia area who are under-represented in the sciences. Through a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Haverford College students prepare the course curricula, devise and teach the scientific labs, and work one-on-one with high school and middle school students as tutors.