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High School Students

Los Alamos National Laboratory

(Los Alamos, NM)
High School Cooperative Program
Staff and managers at Los Alamos National Laboratory recognize that in order to maintain and cultivate a well-educated workforce, we must provide a qu ... read more


NASA Johnson Space Center

(Houston, TX)
NASA Internships and Fellowships
NASA offers a wide variety of paid summer, spring, and fall semester internships, as well as some graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships ... read more
portable funding

NASA White Sands Test Facility

(Las Cruces, NM)
NASA Internships and Fellowships
NASA offers a wide variety of paid summer, spring, and fall semester internships, as well as some graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships ... read more
portable funding

University of Arizona

(Tucson, AZ)
Keep Engaging Youth in Science (KEYS) Research Internship
The 7-week KEYS Internship program is a unique summer opportunity for motivated high school students with a strong interest in bioscience, engineering ... read more

Native American Science and Engineering Program (NASEP)
NASEP is a free year-long program designed to provide Native American high school students with a vision of a career in a Science, Technology, Enginee ... read more


K-12 Educators

Arizona State University

(Tempe, AZ)
Year-long Nanotechnology Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
A joint effort by Rice University, Arizona State University (ASU), The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and Yale University, the Nanosystems Eng ... read more


Rice University

(Houston, TX)
Year-long Nanotechnology Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
A joint effort by Rice University, Arizona State University (ASU), The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and Yale University, the Nanosystems Eng ... read more


University of Oklahoma

(Norman, OK)
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Physics and Astronomy
For the summer REU program, a site grant from the NSF plus funds from the state of Oklahoma as well as internal funding from OU will support about 15- ... read more


University of Texas, El Paso

(El Paso, TX)
Year-long Nanotechnology Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
A joint effort by Rice University, Arizona State University (ASU), The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and Yale University, the Nanosystems Eng ... read more


Undergraduate Students

American Indian Graduate Center

(Albuquerque, NM)
Scholarships/Fellowships for American Indian and Alaska Native Students
The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) is the Nation's oldest and largest provider of scholarship and fellowships to American Indian and Alaska Na ... read more
portable funding

Arizona State University

(Tempe, AZ)
FREEDM Systems Center REU Program in Engineering
The Summer REU program offers a research opportunity to undergraduates from universities outside of the Center who are majoring in electrical and comp ... read more

BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecules ... read more

Research Experience in Biomediated and BioInspired Geotechnics
The Center for Bio-mediated & Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) – funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) that i ... read more
an IBP member program
Paid Rosetta Commons Research Experience for Undergraduates
Interns in this geographically-distributed REU program have the opportunity to participate in research using the Rosetta Commons software. The Rosetta ... read more
an IBP member programstudy abroad programfunds international students

Baylor College of Medicine

(Houston, TX)
The Summer Undergraduate Research Training (SMART) Program
The Summer Undergraduate Research Training (SMART) Program was developed to provide frontier-level, biomedical summer research projects for undergradu ... read more
funds international students

Baylor University

(Waco, TX)
The Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research (CASPER) Summer Programs
CASPER's NSF REU Program offers outstanding undergraduates an opportunity for active research participation with Baylor University faculty in the Cent ... read more


BHW Group

(Austin, TX)
Women in STEM Scholarship
The Women In STEM Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate female students. You must be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engin ... read more
portable fundingfunds international students

Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)

(Flagstaff, AZ)
Student Summer Internship (SSI) Program
Since 1994, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) has offered student summer internships for Native American and other college s ... read more


Los Alamos National Laboratory

(Los Alamos, NM)
National High Magnetic Field Lab REU
This Ten-week summer internship program matches undergraduate students with scientists at the Magnet Lab's three sites, offering them unique opportuni ... read more


NASA Johnson Space Center

(Houston, TX)
NASA Internships and Fellowships
NASA offers a wide variety of paid summer, spring, and fall semester internships, as well as some graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships ... read more
portable funding

NASA White Sands Test Facility

(Las Cruces, NM)
NASA Internships and Fellowships
NASA offers a wide variety of paid summer, spring, and fall semester internships, as well as some graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships ... read more
portable funding

National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro

(Socorro, NM)
Summer Student Research Program at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) provides research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students through its summer studen ... read more
funds international students
National Astronomy Consortium (NAC)
The National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) is an innovative, competitive program designed to provide research opportunities, and long-term mentoring supp ... read more
an IBP member program

New Mexico State University

(Las Cruces, NM)
Re-Inventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt) Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site
Spend 9 weeks in Summer immersed in exciting, cutting-edge research in water science & engineering on one of ReNUWIt's four partner campuses: Stanford ... read more

Research Experience in Biomediated and BioInspired Geotechnics
The Center for Bio-mediated & Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) – funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) that i ... read more
an IBP member program

Northern Arizona University

(Flagstaff, AZ)
Astronomy REU
Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona, has been a Research Experiences for Undergraduates site sponsored by the National Science Fou ... read more

Student Summer Internship (SSI) Program
Since 1994, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) has offered student summer internships for Native American and other college s ... read more


Oklahoma State University

(Stillwater, OK)
Rainfed Agriculture Innovation Network Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
The RAIN Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program focuses on adaptive management in water-limited production systems. The program aims to ... read more

Reuse Water Quality Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (RWQ-REEU)
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) provides leadership and funding for food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences. T ... read more
an IBP member program

Prairie View A&M University

(Prairie View, TX)
Reuse Water Quality Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (RWQ-REEU)
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) provides leadership and funding for food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences. T ... read more
an IBP member program

Rice University

(Houston, TX)
NSF REU in Multi-Scale Biomolecular Networks (BioNetworks)
The goal of this program is to provide students first-hand experience with cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that is needed to predict biologica ... read more

BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecules ... read more


Texas A&M University

(College Station, TX)
Aerospace Engineering Research Opportunities for Undergraduates (AERO-U)
The overarching goal is to encourage undergrads from institutions that may not have related graduate research to pursue careers as researchers in aero ... read more

Nuclear and Particle Science at the Cyclotron Institute REU
Undergraduates will gain research experience by carrying out specific projects under the direct supervision of Physics/Chemistry faculty at the Cyclot ... read more

Reuse Water Quality Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (RWQ-REEU)
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) provides leadership and funding for food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences. T ... read more
an IBP member program

Texas A&M University, Kingsville

(Kingsville, TX)
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Integrating Research in Sustainable Energy and the Environment across Disciplines (IR-SEED)
This REU Site hosted at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and supported by the National Science Foundation's Division of Engineering Education and Cente ... read more
an IBP member program
USDA Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) Research and Extension Experience in Energy and the Environment across Agriculture Disciplines (RE2AD)
This is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) funded Research and Extension Experiences for Underg ... read more
an IBP member program
Reuse Water Quality Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (RWQ-REEU)
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) provides leadership and funding for food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences. T ... read more
an IBP member program

University of Arizona

(Tucson, AZ)
CAT Vehicle: Cognitive and Autonomous Testbed Vehicle
Are you interested in programming a car to drive itself this summer? This research experience for undergraduates (REU) permits students to engage with ... read more

Veteran Research Supplement with the Center for Integrated Access Networks
CIAN welcomes veteran students (undergraduate and graduate) of the United States Military into our labs during the academic year and summer to partic ... read more


University of Houston

(Houston, TX)
NSF REU: Data-Centric Computing
The REU Program at the Computer Science Department, University of Houston, themes in Frontiers Data-Driven Computing, sponsored by the National Scienc ... read more

Innovations in Nanotechnology REU
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering (CCE) will conduct a Summer "Innovations in Nanotechnology" research program for undergraduate ... read more


University of New Mexico

(Albuquerque, NM)
Summer Intensive Research Internship: Cyber-Physical Systems
This program will introduce students who are interested in autonomous systems, robotic navigation and self-driving cars to cyber-physical systems. St ... read more
funds international students

University of Oklahoma

(Norman, OK)
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Physics and Astronomy
For the summer REU program, a site grant from the NSF plus funds from the state of Oklahoma as well as internal funding from OU will support about 15- ... read more

REU Site: Real-World Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the National Weather Center
The National Weather Center (NWC) in Norman, Oklahoma invites motivated undergraduate students from any major who are interested in a career in scient ... read more


University of Texas, Austin

(Austin, TX)
NHERI Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Multi-Hazards Research
The NHERI REU Summer Program provides research opportunities at the eleven NHERI multi-hazard engineering and interdisciplinary research sites during ... read more

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship-LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes
Fellows come from universities across Texas and the United States to spend ten weeks in laboratories at the Dell Medical School and The University of ... read more

MRSEC Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
The Center for Dynamics and Control of Materials is offering a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Students will have the opportunity to wor ... read more

NASCENT REU in Nanotechnology
Benefits of the NASCENT REU Program in Nanosciences

•Gain hands-on research experience in the cutting edge field of nanotechnology

•Be mentored by ... read more



University of Texas, San Antonio

(San Antonio, TX)
RISE Undergraduate Program
The NIH/NIGMS-funded RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) program is designed to assist underrepresented students to attain their doc ... read more

MARC U'STAR Research Training Program
This Honors research training program provides the foundations that our students need to enter and succeed in premiere doctoral training programs. Ou ... read more


Post-Baccalaureate

BHW Group

(Austin, TX)
Women in STEM Scholarship
The Women In STEM Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate female students. You must be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engin ... read more
portable fundingfunds international students

National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro

(Socorro, NM)
Summer Student Research Program at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) provides research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students through its summer studen ... read more
funds international students

Graduate Students

American Indian Graduate Center

(Albuquerque, NM)
Scholarships/Fellowships for American Indian and Alaska Native Students
The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) is the Nation's oldest and largest provider of scholarship and fellowships to American Indian and Alaska Na ... read more
portable funding

BHW Group

(Austin, TX)
Women in STEM Scholarship
The Women In STEM Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate female students. You must be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engin ... read more
portable fundingfunds international students

Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)

(Flagstaff, AZ)
Student Summer Internship (SSI) Program
Since 1994, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) has offered student summer internships for Native American and other college s ... read more


NASA Johnson Space Center

(Houston, TX)
NASA Internships and Fellowships
NASA offers a wide variety of paid summer, spring, and fall semester internships, as well as some graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships ... read more
portable funding

NASA White Sands Test Facility

(Las Cruces, NM)
NASA Internships and Fellowships
NASA offers a wide variety of paid summer, spring, and fall semester internships, as well as some graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships ... read more
portable funding

National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro

(Socorro, NM)
Summer Student Research Program at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) provides research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students through its summer studen ... read more
funds international students

Northern Arizona University

(Flagstaff, AZ)
Student Summer Internship (SSI) Program
Since 1994, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) has offered student summer internships for Native American and other college s ... read more


University of Arizona

(Tucson, AZ)
Veteran Research Supplement with the Center for Integrated Access Networks
CIAN welcomes veteran students (undergraduate and graduate) of the United States Military into our labs during the academic year and summer to partic ... read more


Postdoc & Early Career

Baylor College of Medicine

(Houston, TX)
Postdoctoral Training at Baylor College of Medicine
Explore research at Baylor College of Medicine. Postdocs are appointed annually and are engaged in full-time, advanced, mentored research. The majori ... read more


Central New Mexico Community College

(Albuquerque, NM)
Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT)
The Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT) program for postdoctoral fellows provides three years of support to fellows wishing to ac ... read more


New Mexico State University

(Las Cruces, NM)
Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT)
The Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT) program for postdoctoral fellows provides three years of support to fellows wishing to ac ... read more


Sandia National Laboratories

(Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia National Laboratories Postdoctoral Programs
If you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years and would like to continue building your experience and knowledge in basic and ... read more


Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

(Albuquerque, NM)
Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT)
The Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT) program for postdoctoral fellows provides three years of support to fellows wishing to ac ... read more


University of New Mexico

(Albuquerque, NM)
Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT)
The Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT) program for postdoctoral fellows provides three years of support to fellows wishing to ac ... read more


University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

(Houston, TX)
TRIUMPH Post-Doctoral Fellowship
The CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center is a three-year post-doctoral research program providing unique trainin ... read more
an IBP member programfunds international students

Faculty & Administrators

Arizona State University

(Tempe, AZ)
Year-long Nanotechnology Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
A joint effort by Rice University, Arizona State University (ASU), The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and Yale University, the Nanosystems Eng ... read more


Rice University

(Houston, TX)
Year-long Nanotechnology Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
A joint effort by Rice University, Arizona State University (ASU), The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and Yale University, the Nanosystems Eng ... read more


University of Texas, El Paso

(El Paso, TX)
Year-long Nanotechnology Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
A joint effort by Rice University, Arizona State University (ASU), The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and Yale University, the Nanosystems Eng ... read more