Funding, Internships, and Summer Experiences

Summer undergraduate research opportunities are a great way to expand your research skills and gain new experiences in a wide range of disciplines throughout the nation--and in some cases--the world.

Some summer experiences are formal REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) and structured summer programs for pay.  Others are considered unpaid internships.  Please keep in mind that summer opportunities usually require a thorough application, which can be due as early a January for the coming summer. ICRU is happy to work with you on your application to these programs, please let us know if you are applying!

*This is NOT an exhaustive list, just a few to help you get started!
If you are looking for something else, or know of something that you think we should add to this page, please contact us!


University of Iowa Funding

ICRU Research Fellowship Program - $2000-$2500 Fellowships awarded to research and creative scholarship projects in all disciplines between students and mentors.  Awards are for Summer or Academic Year time periods.  Applications open in February and close in March each year.  Open to all degree seeking UI undergraduates with a B or better cumulative gpa.

Dewey Stuit Fund for Undergraduate Research For students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

John and Elsie Mae Ferentz Undergraduate Research Fund For students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

PHIL Student Success Grants For students across all academic disciplines at the UI.

Discipline Specific Programs

American Psychological Association

American Mathematical Society

STEM Fields

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
--Various social science and natural science disciplines

Amgen Scholars Program (various locations)
--STEM

Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) Big 10
--All disciplines

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Program
--STEM 

Lincoln Park Zoo Research Internship Program

Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program 
--All disciplines

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
--STEM 

UC Berkeley Summer Research Programs
--Multiple disciplines

Summer Undergraduate Resarch Fellowships (Caltech)

Emory Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
--Natural and Biomedical Sciences

Santa Fe Institute
--All disciplines

Non-STEM Fields

Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) Big 10
--All disciplines

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
--Various social science and natural science disciplines

Santa Fe Institute
--All disciplines

American Museum of Natural History Anthropology Internship Program
--Anthropology, museum studies, or related disciplines

American Bar Foundation Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science
--Law and social sciences

iSchool Inclusion Institute
--Information Sciences

Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program 
--All disciplines

Metropolitan Museum of Art Internship Program 
--Wide variety

National Archives Center for Legislative Archives Internships 

National Geographic Grants

National Opinion Research Center (NORC) Summer Internship Program

Summer Research Early Identification Program

Summer Research Initiative
--Field: Social and behavioral sciences

UC Berkeley Summer Research Programs
--Multiple disciplines