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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) recently completed its third consecutive summer internship program for outstanding students from the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). 

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Research Opportunities

UDC has a number of research opportunities that present themselves throughout the year. Pertinent information will be posted on this page, so stay tuned and check back often.

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Summer Research/Internship Opportunities for students

2011 Summer Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate Research

On January 4, 2011 President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act.  The bill specifically mentions support for research and internship opportunities for undergraduate students as well as support for predominately undergraduate institutions.  Over 35 program officers from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Humanities, and several other agencies will provide information about new funding opportunities and what they would like to see in proposals at the CUR Dialogues meeting.  Attendees at CUR Dialogues will receive the most up-to-date information available on funding opportunities. 

In addition, the National Science Foundation will provide a mock panel review of its new Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) program.  TUES will fund projects from $200,000 to $5,000,000.

CUR Dialogues
February 24-26, 2011
Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel
Washington, DC

CUR Dialogues is designed to bring faculty and administrators to Washington, D.C. to interact with federal agency program officers and other grant funders.
Workshops and plenary sessions will:

  • tell participants about grant opportunities in research and education, both new and ongoing;
  • help faculty learn how to find new funding opportunities;
  • help faculty develop grant proposal writing skills.

Participants will:

  • meet in small groups and talk with program officers and grants management officers -- NSF, NIH, NEH, NEA, DoED, USDA, and more;
  • take the opportunity to communicate directly with program officers and grants administrators concerning grant requirements and funders’ priorities;
  • share ideas with colleagues.

In addition, CUR Dialogues provides a setting for funders to learn of the interests, needs, and concerns of researchers and educators relative to funding opportunities.  CUR Dialogues have spawned many ideas for grant programs, and have helped agencies to refine their program guidelines.
Who should attend:
Faculty at all career stages; undergraduate research directors; grants administrators; development officers.

Register Now!

We’re looking for summer interns to work with world-class scientists on cutting edge research! The Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory offer several programs for undergraduate students in STEM fields to participate in a summer internship.  Three of the undergraduate  programs are highlighted below.  For a full list of programs, including others for grad students, faculty, postdocs, and other recent graduates,  visit our website at   We hope you will share this information with your students.

Department of Energy (DOE) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

The DOE SULI program is a nationwide undergraduate internship experience that occurs at a National Laboratory. The program is open to undergraduate students that are either U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Students must have completed the first semester of college. Applications open on May 1 for a fall internship, September 1 for a spring internship, and October 1 for a 10 week summer internship.  Priority deadline for summer 2011 applicants: February 1. Please choose Oak Ridge National Laboratory as your first choice.

Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE)

This program is open to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who are currently enrolled in an A.S. or B.S. degree program with a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0, including those who have completed a B.S. within the past year. Opportunities are available for 10 or more weeks during the summer term; some sabbatical appointments lasting 6 to 12 months, plus some intermittent appointments, also are available. Priority suggested deadline period for summer 2011 applicants: February 1 – March 31.

Department of Energy (DOE) Community College Institute (CCI)

This program places students from community colleges into paid internships across the country at a DOE National Laboratory. Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratories’ research programs. The CCI program is open to both U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents during the summer term for 10 weeks for students currently in working toward a STEM related degree at community college and with at least one semester completed. Priority deadline for summer 2011 applicants: February 1. Please choose Oak Ridge National Laboratory as your first choice.

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