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Undergraduate students may participate in research during the regular semester. This page lists a number of different off-campus research opportunities for undergraduates. Visit our Summer Off-Campus Opportunities page for additional opportunities.

General Opportunities and Programs

Deadline: Varies

The Council on Undergraduate Research's "Research Opportunities Page" lists multiple opportunities across the country.

More Information: www.cur.org/resources/students/research_opportunities/
Deadline: The application process involves many steps, but there is no hard deadline.

Currently PREP is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 cohort. PREP stands for Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program and is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) training program. PREP is designed to enhance the ability of under-represented individuals in the biomedical sciences to gain entry to, and succeed in, nationally recognized Ph.D. programs.This program is for recent graduates who want to continue their education specifically in the biomedical sciences. PREP’s main benefit is to engage the scholar in cutting edge research for one full year with a faculty mentor of their choice. We also offer many other benefits, such as, annual salary, health/dental benefits, GRE preparation classes, tuition for academic courses, travel support to attend conferences and social and cultural activities. The first step is to go to the below link, Search for a Posting number 0832044, then click View to access the application. Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, personal statement, official transcripts, and three letters of reference.
More Information: unmjobs.unm.edu
Nationally known, the Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job Board provides a register of animal related opportunites nationally and internationally. You are able to filter resutls by a variety of criteria such as salary, location, job type, and focus.

More information: 

The Maryland office of Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians including high school, undergradute, graduate, and doctoral students as well as faculty. 

Read more about ORAU and search opportunities on their website www.orau.org

Jobs & Internships

Title: Research Technician/Research Assistant/Research Associate (based on education and related experience

Salary: Negotiable

Job Description:
The Metabolic Core facility provides full spectrum of services for the metabolic phenotyping of preclinical models and assay capabilities for clinical samples. The facility is part of the Touchstone Diabetes Center.

Characteristic Duties:
  • Develop, validate and implement complex highly sensitive bioanalytical methods using LC-MS/MS to quantify endogenous and exogenous metabolites in biological matrices.
  • Sample preparation of biological samples for mass spectrometry analysis.
  • Manage service request queue.
  • Perform routine scientific and medical research work in science area such as biology, chemistry, physics, or other related scientific field.
  • Assemble, maintain and operate various laboratory equipment and apparatus.
  • Record research data in accordance with prescribed procedures, discussing results with supervisor.
  • Assist in collection of data for project reports.
  • Read literature and confer with supervisor concerning implementation of new procedures.
  • May plan for, and provide working supervision to, work of laboratory personnel of lower grade engaged in limited phase of research project.
  • Laboratory housekeeping, organization and supervision of consumables.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Desired Skills:
  • Specific experience is desired but will train the right candidate.
  • The ideal candidate must be very reliable and have a personable personality. Very good communication skills and strong work ethic.
  • Excellent attention to detail is an essential skill.
  • Being able to perform repetitive tasks during long hours.
  • Being able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
Only candidates with long term commitment (2 to 4 years) will be considered.

To apply: Please contact us via email attaching your CV and please include a cover letter: ruth.gordillo@utsouthwestern.edu

Conferences and Symposia

Deadline to Apply: August 1, 2017
Event Date:
September 28-30, 2017
Location: University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences
Website: https://cns.utexas.edu/graduate-education/graduate-programs/sure

The Symposium for Undergraduate Research Exploration in the College of Natural Sciences (SURE in CNS) at UT Austin invites students from other campuses to share research and learn about their graduate program offerings. The 2017 symposium will provide the opportunity to learn about graduate school application processes for the College of Natural Sciences, as well as to tour the labs of top neuroscientists, biomedical researchers, biologists, and nutritional scientists. The research projects for oral and poster presentations should focus on life sciences research. Questions can be directed to Dr. Anne Tibbett: a.tibbs@austin.utexas.edu or (512) 232-1074.

To Apply: txsci.net/SUREinCNS
Deadline to Apply: May 12, 2017
Event Date:
November 3-5, 2017
Location: Westin Peach Tree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia
Website: https://samla.memberclicks.net/

The Undergraduate Research Forum will be an integral part of SAMLA 89, the annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. This year's conference theme is High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture. Undergraduate Research Forum participants are encouraged, but not required, to address the conference theme.

Participants in the Undergraduate Research Forum will also be eligible for the Undergraduate Essay Prize. The Undergraduate Essay Prize will include a $100 honorarium, complimentary registration for the SAMLA 90 conference in Birmingham, and publication of the winning paper in SAMLA News. 

While all SAMLA conference participants must be registered for the conference and SAMLA membership is a necessary prerequisite for conference registration, the membership fee is waived for undergraduates, and the undergraduate conference registration fee of $40 allows access to all conference activities. 2017 membership and SAMLA 89 conference registration forms will be available on the SAMLA website beginning April 1.

To Apply: Please visit the website listed above, click on the link for the CFP Form and fill out the online form.

Deadline to Apply: October 10, 2017
Event Date:
November 4, 2017
Location: Rice University in Houston, Texas
Website: http://gcurs.rice.edu/

The Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium is a forum for undergraduate researchers to present original research discoveries. The symposium format is 10-12 minute, individual, oral PowerPoint presentations. An additional 2-3 minutes will be allotted for a question-and-answer period. Advisors are also welcome to attend with their students.

Meals will be provided on the day of the symposium. To close out the day, an interdisciplinary networking reception with heavy appetizers and hors d'oeuvres will be held for all GCURS participants and visiting faculty.

To Apply: Register online at gcurs.rice.edu and submit a one-page research abstract by Tuesday, 10 October 2017.

Deadline to Apply: November 1, 2017
Event Date:
Spring 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/student_events/

Apply to the 2018 Posters on the Hill event in Washington, DC to present your research to congressional members, meet with representatives, and learn about advocacy for undergraduate research! The conference date hasn’t been officially decided but it will take place in spring 2018.
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/student_events/posters_on_the_hill/



El Cid is the National Journal of the Tau Iota Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. This student journal is peer-reviewed and listed in the MLA. Students who want to submit their work do not have to be members of Sigma Delta Pi.

Submissions in Spanish are welcome and all literary genres - critical essays, short stories, and poetry - are considered (maximum 5000 words). All publications will be eligible for the Ignacio R. M. Galbis literary prize for the best original work. Essays should follow MLA style and should be submitted as a word document not a PDF. Please list the following on the first page:
  • Title of the Document
  • Student's Name
  • Institutional Affiliation
  • Email Address
All submissions are due to Dr. Maria Hellin-Garcia (mhelling@citadel.edu) by December 15, 2017.
Bothalia is a multidisciplinary life science journal for the publication of original research articles, short communications and review articles. It is published with an aim to make amalgamation between researchers and subscribers. It is a semiannual peer-reviewed journal that allows scientists to present research findings and discuss challenging issues in the broad field of botanic and other fields of the life sciences. 
Bothalia is currenlty having a call for articles for the next issue.

More Information: http://www.bthla-journal.org/


The Critical Language Scholarship is a fully funded intensive language study for 8-10 weeks in a variety of countries. The scholarship covers: airfare, program costs, living expenses, and provides a stipend.
Languages included, but not limited to:
•    Arabic
•    Chinese
•    Japanese
•    Hindi
•    Korean
•    Russian
•    Urdu
•    Punjabi
•    Swahili
•    Turkish

Countries included, but not limited to:
•    Oman
•    Morocco
•    Japan
•    India
•    Turkey
•    Indonesia
•    Tajikistan
•    South Korea
•    Russia
For more information, check out clscholarship.org.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:59 PM Eastern Time
Questions? Contact Benjamin Simington (natlfellows@tamu.edu)

Submit an original essay of no more than 600 words or an original video of no longer than two minutes that addresses the following topic: Kolin Kapernick drew much attention when he refused to stand for the national anthem before an NFL game. Was he wrong not to stand or was it a legitimate method to bring attention to a real problem in our country?
Submissions are open now and should be sent to dagordonlaw@gmail.com by 8 December 2017. A first and second place winner will receive a total of $1,500 in tuition scholarships. You can find the scholarship information and application instructions here: www.davidgordonlaw.com/scholarship-2017/

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