Research Opportunities

The following are Summer Research opportunities available at BUILD PODER's Summer Research Pipeline Partners. These are only available for current BUILD PODER students only.

BUILD PODER Summer Pipeline Partners
These pipeline partners have allocated spots for BUILD students

Drexel SURF
Feb 1, 2022
Feb 7, 2022
Feb 4, 2022
March 31, 2022 (Unless otherwise noted)
Feb 9, 2022
March 21, 2022

Institutions Interested in BUILD PODER Students!
(not pipeline partners)

*Stanford SSRP-Amgen Scholars Program*
Deadline February 1, 2021
Stanford University has three guaranteed spots for BUILD PODER students for their summer biosciences program. Dr. Chavira will be screening applications and hand-selecting students for this opportunity. Applications to Dr. Chavira must be submitted before the official deadline. Check out the application requirements. More information coming soon. If you have questions, please email Dr. Chavira or Alina Adamian.

Princeton University (Multiple Summer Programs)

Other Summer Research Opportunities (2019)

More Summer Research Programs for You to Apply!
Helpful Tool: Pathways To Science search engine for undergraduate summer research opportunities 

The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)
Deadline February 1, 2019
SR-EIP is a fully paid summer internship that provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to PhD or MD-PhD programs.
Deadline February 10, 2019
The Big Ten Academic Alliance universities SROP application allows you to apply to up to 10 widely-recognized summer research programs at participating Big Ten Academic Alliance universities institutions using a single application.
Emory University 
Laney Graduate School Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (SOAR)
Deadline: January 28, 2019
During the 10-week residential summer program, research fellows conduct full-time research and are mentored by their Faculty Mentor or Principal Investigator and teams of postdocs, research technicians, graduate students and other undergraduates. All students who have an interest in applying to and attending a doctoral program at Emory University's Laney Graduate School are encouraged to apply. Applicants must also fit these criteria:
  • Must NOT be graduating before December 2019
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be on track to graduate by May 2022

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology

Deadline February 1, 2019

Enjoy Math, Statistics, and Computation? Intrigued by Big Data? Eager to Impact Public Health? The Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology offers diverse undergraduate students a unique opportunity to learn about the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research alongside Harvard faculty, researchers, and graduate students. The 2019 Summer Program takes place 6/10–7/19. Visit their website for more information about the application.

The University of Michigan STEP towards Digestive and Metabolic Physiology supports undergraduate students from engineering, computational sciences, mathematics or other quantitative backgrounds to apply their expertise to research relevant to digestive and metabolic physiology and associated diseases. Students currently enrolled at any degree granting university or college are eligible to apply, with preference give to those students interested in a career in research. 2019 will be $4,200, pre-tax, for twelve weeks of full-time work from May 28 to August 16.  Apply now.

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP)
Deadline February 1, 2019

More information can be found at their website. Sign up for helpful emails about the SRIP application and admissions process here & check out their program PDF.

STEP-UP Summer Research Program
Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

The Student Transformative Experiences to Progress Under-represented Professionals (STEP-UP) in Cancer Prevention Program is seeking upperclassman Undergraduate and Master's level students who are under-represented in their communities to come to the University of Arizona for a 12-week educational experience in cancer prevention and control. For more information and to apply, please visit STEP-UP.

For more info please contact program coordinator Karen Dickeson 
Emailkdickeson@email.arizona.eduPhone: 520-626-2639

2019 CLIMB Undergraduate Program for Summer Research

Deadline: February 1, 2019
The CLIMB (Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences) Program at UB has created CLIMB UP for Summer Researchan outstanding summer research experience for undergraduate students to excel in biomedical, STEM, and health science research and explore career opportunities. As a CLIMB UP Fellow, you will be guided through novel and exciting research projects and mentored by faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows through the summer and beyond. You will spend 10 weeks in the laboratory of your research mentor, whom you will be paired with based on your interests. They will train you in various areas necessary to safely and efficiently perform your research and related activities. Visit their website to apply.
Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development Summer Internship Program
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program. Summer interns will receive mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research. Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults. You can apply at their Google Forms link. Download the application PDF for more information.

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PostBacc & Grad opportunities

For Seniors: Check out STEM fully funded graduate programs and graduate fellowships( NSF, NIH, NASA, etc.) at the Pathways To Science website! 


NIH postbac programs provide you with a full-time biomedical research experience. Opportunities include:

  • Postbac Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) recipients (CRTAs or Cancer Research Training Award recipients in the National Cancer Institute),
  • Technical IRTAs, and
  • UGSP payback scholars who have just received their bachelor's degree

Post-Bacc Opportunities

Other Opportunities