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You searched for summer research programs in ocean sciences for Undergraduate Students, are Summer Research, and are funded by National Science Foundation (NSF)

Your search returned 79 results.


Barnard College

(New York, NY)
LDEO Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates
The Lamont Summer Intern Program for undergraduates from U.S. colleges and universities provides a summer research experience in Earth and ocean sciences. The program features a hands-on research proj ... read more


Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)

(Hamilton, )
Undergraduate Fellowships in Marine Science, Oceanography and Global Climate Change
The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences has received National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) funding to support 8 fellowships for undergraduate student research ... read more


Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

(West Boothbay Harbor, ME)
Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean REU
Undergraduates in Bigelow Laboratory's summer REU Program spend ten weeks at the Laboratory conducting independent research with guidance from a scientist mentor. Directed by Senior Research Scientist ... read more


California Academy of Sciences

(San Francisco, CA)
Summer Systematics Institute (SSI) REU
SSI is an 8-week paid research internship at our state-of-the-art research facility and museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. This world renowned venue continues to offer undergraduates important ... read more


California State University, Monterey Bay

(Seaside, CA)
Monterey Bay Regional Ocean Science Research Experience for Undergraduates
California State University, Monterey Bay, offers a 10-week REU in the beautiful Monterey Bay Region. Students conduct an independent research project under the supervision of a research mentor at one ... read more


Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI)

(Princeton, NJ)
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) with CCMI: Coral Reef Biodiversity and Resilience at the Little Cayman Research Centre
The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) invites undergraduate students interested in ocean sciences to apply to the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Coral Reef Biodiversit ... read more
study abroad program

Clarkson University

(Potsdam, NY)
REU in Environmental Science & Engineering
The objective of this summer program is to engage a diversified pool of undergraduate students in first-class research projects in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at Clarkson University.

... read more



College of Charleston

(Charleston, SC)
Fort Johnson Summer REU Program: Marine Organism Health: Resilience and Response to Environmental Change
The Fort Johnson Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a ten week internship combining independent research with activities to promote career development and communication skills. Participants will ... read more


Columbia University

(New York, NY)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more

LDEO Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates
The Lamont Summer Intern Program for undergraduates from U.S. colleges and universities provides a summer research experience in Earth and ocean sciences. The program features a hands-on research proj ... read more


Dauphin Island Sea Lab

(Dauphin Island, AL)
Research Experience for Undergraduates at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab
The focus of the REU Program is to provide participants with the opportunity to carry out an independent research project while working under the direction of a faculty mentor. This program not only p ... read more


Duke University

(Durham, NC)
Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Sciences
A 10 week semi-independent research program located on Pivers Island in coastal Carteret County of North Carolina. Coastal and estuarine invertebrate species and a variety of habitats (marshes, mudfla ... read more


Elizabeth City State University

(Elizabeth City, NC)
IDEA Undergraduate Research Experience
IDEA is a program based at UNC Chapel Hill that provides paid training to underrepresented minorities interested in experiencing a science research experience in the geosciences. Our goal is to incre ... read more


Georgia Institute of Technology

(Atlanta, GA)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more


Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary

( Savannah, GA)
Bridge to Research in Marine Sciences
The program provides three weeks of classroom, field, and laboratory work to build technical, scientific, communications and ethics skills with guest and mentor lectures followed by a 2-day research c ... read more


Maine Maritime Academy

(Castine, ME)
SEANET Innovate for Maine Fellows Program (EPSCoR)
The SEANET, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center (MAIC) and the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI) are partnering through the Innovate for Maine Fellows program to make available ... read more


Medical University of South Carolina

(Charleston, SC)
Fort Johnson Summer REU Program: Marine Organism Health: Resilience and Response to Environmental Change
The Fort Johnson Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a ten week internship combining independent research with activities to promote career development and communication skills. Participants will ... read more


Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

(Moss Landing, CA)
Monterey Bay Regional Ocean Science Research Experience for Undergraduates
California State University, Monterey Bay, offers a 10-week REU in the beautiful Monterey Bay Region. Students conduct an independent research project under the supervision of a research mentor at one ... read more


Morgan State University

(Baltimore, MD)
PEARL summer internship program in Marine Science
The Internship Program at the Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Center (PEARL) offers undergraduate and recently graduated college students unique hands-on experiences in an environmental rese ... read more
funds international students

Mote Marine Laboratory

(Sarasota, FL)
Mote REU Program
The Mote REU Program offers paid research training experiences in estuarine science to 10 undergraduate students per year.

Participants:

Conduct mentored research projects under the direction ... read more



Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL)

(Salisbury Cove, ME)
Research Experience for Undergraduates in Molecular Physiology and Environmental Stress
Each summer, over 40 undergraduates from around the United States participate in a research fellowship at MDIBL. Undergraduate students work in the laboratory of an MDIBL investigator on an independen ... read more


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

(Gaithersburg, MD)
Fort Johnson Summer REU Program: Marine Organism Health: Resilience and Response to Environmental Change
The Fort Johnson Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a ten week internship combining independent research with activities to promote career development and communication skills. Participants will ... read more


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

(Washington, DC)
Fort Johnson Summer REU Program: Marine Organism Health: Resilience and Response to Environmental Change
The Fort Johnson Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a ten week internship combining independent research with activities to promote career development and communication skills. Participants will ... read more


National Science Foundation (NSF)

(Arlington, VA)
Climate Science - Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Penn State Climate Science REU Summer research positions are available in the area of climate science as part of a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, funded by the National Science ... read more

Summer Research Experiences (REU) for Undergraduates: Coastal Ocean Processes with the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
This NSF-funded REU program will support 8 highly motivated undergraduate students to conduct independent but guided research that focuses on Coastal Ocean Processes during an intensive 10-week progra ... read more
study abroad program

North Carolina Central University

(Durham, NC)
IDEA Undergraduate Research Experience
IDEA is a program based at UNC Chapel Hill that provides paid training to underrepresented minorities interested in experiencing a science research experience in the geosciences. Our goal is to incre ... read more


Old Dominion University

(Norfolk, VA)
Research Experience for Undergraduates - Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in a Coastal, Urban Environment
Centered in the heart of tidewater Virginia, Old Dominion University's (ODU) Department of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (OEAS) has a unique internship opportunity for undergraduate students ... read more


Oregon State University

(Corvallis, OR)
Marine Science REU: From Estuaries to the Deep Sea
Interested in the interdisciplinary field of Marine Science? Are you a Biology, Environmental or Atmospherics Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Mathematics or Computer Science ... read more


Pennsylvania State University

(State College, PA)
Climate Science - Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Penn State Climate Science REU Summer research positions are available in the area of climate science as part of a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, funded by the National Science ... read more

GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more


Portland State University

(Portland, OR)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more


Rice University

(Houston, TX)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more


San Francisco State University

(San Francisco, CA)
Biological Research in Ecological and Evolutionary Developmental Biology (BREED)
San Francisco State University (SFSU), an urban university serving a highly diverse student population. We have run an REU site for 8 years with a focus in the areas of ecological and evolutionary de ... read more


Savannah State University

(Savannah, GA)
Bridge to Research in Marine Sciences
The program provides three weeks of classroom, field, and laboratory work to build technical, scientific, communications and ethics skills with guest and mentor lectures followed by a 2-day research c ... read more


Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

(Savannah, GA)
Bridge to Research in Marine Sciences
The program provides three weeks of classroom, field, and laboratory work to build technical, scientific, communications and ethics skills with guest and mentor lectures followed by a 2-day research c ... read more


Syracuse University

(Syracuse, NY)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more


Texas A&M University

(College Station, TX)
REU: Observing the Ocean
A new REU program at Texas A&M University will focus on "Observing the Ocean: hypoxia, harmful algae, oil spills and ocean acidification." Ten students will be introduced to new ocean observing techno ... read more


Texas A&M University, Galveston

(Galveston, TX)
Ocean and Coastal Research Experiences for Undergraduates (OCEANUS)
Texas A&M University Galveston invites talented students from diverse backgrounds to participated in a 10-week immersive experience to conduct semi-independent, research that will address the complexi ... read more


U.S. Forest Service

(Washington, DC)
Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES)
The University of Hawaii at Hilo's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded internship program. Each summer 10 student interns participate in ... read more


University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

(Boulder, CO)
SOARS - Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science
SOARS, Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science, is an undergraduate-to-graduate bridge program designed to broaden participation in the atmospheric and related sciences. The prog ... read more


University of California, Berkeley

(Berkeley, CA)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more


University of California, Davis

(Davis, CA)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more


University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

(San Diego, CA)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more

Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric sciences
SURF is a 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) designed to engage students in diverse and exciting Earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences research at a world-renowned institution ... read more


University of Colorado, Boulder

(Boulder, CO)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more


University of Connecticut

(Storrs, CT)
Mystic Aquarium Research Experiences for Undergraduates
The Mystic Aquarium Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) will recruit and support the training of 24 students over 10 weeks during the summers of 2017, 2018 and 2019 (eight students per year) ... read more


University of Delaware

(Newark, DE)
Marine Sciences Summer Internship
Come to the University of Delaware to get 10 weeks of graduate-level study, and with research project titles like Quantitative PCR Approach for Measuring Bacterial Growth, you can bet the College of E ... read more


University of Florida

(Gainesville, FL)
Undergraduate Summer Research Training Program in Marine Biosciences at the Whitney Laboratory
The Whitney Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduate program (REU), funded by the National Science Foundation (Site Award 0648969), offers an exceptional opportunity for the motivated undergra ... read more


University of Georgia

(Athens, GA)
REU Site: Research in Microbiology
Exciting projects will address diverse topics in Prokaryotic Biology. Please join our program and enjoy the first-rate UGA research and recreational facilities. Participants will each receive a $4,50 ... read more


University of Hawaii

(Honolulu, HI)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more


University of Hawaii, Hilo

(Hilo, HI)
Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES)
The University of Hawaii at Hilo's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded internship program. Each summer 10 student interns participate in ... read more


University of Houston

(Houston, TX)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more


University of Idaho

(Moscow, ID)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

(Urbana, IL)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more


University of Kentucky

(Lexington, KY)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more


University of Maine

(Orono, ME)
SEANET Innovate for Maine Fellows Program (EPSCoR)
The SEANET, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center (MAIC) and the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI) are partnering through the Innovate for Maine Fellows program to make available ... read more


University of Maryland, College Park

(College Park, MD)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more

Maryland Sea Grant REU in Estuarine Processes
Are you looking for a summer research internship studying ocean, coastal or environmental science? We invite you to check out the Maryland Sea Grant Summer REU program. We bring upper-level undergradu ... read more


University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

(Princess Anne, MD)
Marine and Estuarine Science REU

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is situated in Princess Anne on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, near both the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, making it an excellent location for rese ... read more


UMES CREST Undergraduate Program
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program makes resources available to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving inst ... read more


University of Massachusetts, Boston

(Boston, MA)
REU Site: Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology (CREST)
The "Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology (CREST)" program at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) is a 10-week immersive research experience serving 10 undergradu ... read more


University of New England

(Biddeford, ME)
SEANET Innovate for Maine Fellows Program (EPSCoR)
The SEANET, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center (MAIC) and the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI) are partnering through the Innovate for Maine Fellows program to make available ... read more


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

(Chapel Hill, NC)
IDEA Undergraduate Research Experience
IDEA is a program based at UNC Chapel Hill that provides paid training to underrepresented minorities interested in experiencing a science research experience in the geosciences. Our goal is to incre ... read more


University of Rhode Island

(Kingston, RI)
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography (SURFO)
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography (SURFO) is a 10-week program designed primarily for science, math, and engineering students who will have just completed their junior year ... read more


University of Southern California

(Los Angeles, CA)
C-DEBI Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM) Summer Course
The Center for Dark Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) is a Science and Technology Center funded by the National Science Foundation started in 2010 with the mission to explore life beneath the seafloor ... read more

Coastal Ocean Systems and Sustainability at the Wrigley Marine Science Center
This NSF-funded REU program will support eight highly motivated undergraduate students to conduct independent but guided research that focuses on Coastal Ocean Systems and Sustainability during an int ... read more

NSF REU: Community College Cultivation Cohort (C4)
Spend your summer doing exciting, cutting-edge research-no experience needed! Be part of a research center that studies life below the oceans, in the sediments and rocks of the subseafloor. This ecosy ... read more

Summer Research Experiences (REU) for Undergraduates: Coastal Ocean Processes with the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
This NSF-funded REU program will support 8 highly motivated undergraduate students to conduct independent but guided research that focuses on Coastal Ocean Processes during an intensive 10-week progra ... read more
study abroad program

University of Southern Maine

(Gorham, ME)
SEANET Innovate for Maine Fellows Program (EPSCoR)
The SEANET, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center (MAIC) and the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI) are partnering through the Innovate for Maine Fellows program to make available ... read more


University of Texas, Austin

(Austin, TX)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more

REUisME: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Subtropical Marine Ecosystems
REUiSME is a summer research program for undergraduates at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Student projects take advantage of the wide variety of coastal habitats near the Institute, ... read more


Virginia Institute of Marine Science

(Gloucester Point, VA)
Summer Intern Program (SIP)
Each year the Summer Intern Program - Research Experience for Undergraduates at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) places 12 undergraduates with faculty mentors for a summer research expe ... read more


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

(Blacksburg, VA)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more


Western Washington University

(Bellingham, WA)
Shannon Point Marine Center REU
Gain hands-on experience doing marine science research on the beautiful waters of the Salish Sea.

The Shannon Point Marine Center is accepting applications for the Research Experiences for Undergrad ... read more



Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

(Woods Hole, MA)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more

Summer Student Fellowship Program
A research project is at the heart of the Summer Student Fellowship program at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. All Fellows are expected to work on a project selected in collaboration with th ... read more
funds international students

Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Southern California

(Catalina Island, CA)
Coastal Ocean Systems and Sustainability at the Wrigley Marine Science Center
This NSF-funded REU program will support eight highly motivated undergraduate students to conduct independent but guided research that focuses on Coastal Ocean Systems and Sustainability during an int ... read more

Summer Research Experiences (REU) for Undergraduates: Coastal Ocean Processes with the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
This NSF-funded REU program will support 8 highly motivated undergraduate students to conduct independent but guided research that focuses on Coastal Ocean Processes during an intensive 10-week progra ... read more
study abroad program

Yale University

(New Haven, CT)
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such a ... read more

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