The Summer Research Institute (SRI) is open to non-UA and UA students. It offers you an outstanding opportunity to learn how to conduct research, enjoy your summer, and prepare for graduate studies at The University of Arizona (UA), a highly-ranked Research Extensive (Research I) Land Grant institution with a large multicultural student body and over 200 graduate programs in a myriad of fields. The program, fully sponsored by the University of Arizona, has been in existence for 20 years. Over 75% of participants have gone on to graduate, medical, law and other post-baccalaureate programs, both at The University of Arizona and at other prestigious universities. Many have already obtained a graduate or professional degree.
All students that meet the following criteria may apply; first consideration will be given to students who have faced challenges in gaining access to higher education, e.g. pell eligible, first-generation students.
- Undergraduate juniors and seniors who have successfully completed 85 semester units toward a bachelor's degree,
- Enrollment during the previous year in an accredited four year university or community college,
- U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residence or Refugee status,
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, and
- the time to commit to a full-time schedule of 40 hours a week.
The NSF REU Site: Social-Behavioral Research Training in American Indian Community-Based Projects is offered by Sanford Research and Sinte Gleska University. This Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to receive hands-on research experience and mentoring in a social behavioral research setting with American Indian community-based projects.
SURE is a 10 week, full-time paid internship which includes support for housing, travel, and expenses. The program schedule for the upcoming summer is June 4 - August 10, 2018
NACP is a collaboration between Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona Cancer Center, funded through the National Cancer Institute. The mission is to alleviate the unequal burden of cancer among Native Americans of the Southwest through research, training and community outreach programs in collaboration with the communities we serve.
The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® offers one of the most outstanding and unique research internship opportunities available to undergraduate premed students and those studying in other health care disciplines. Working with physician and research staff mentors, interns contribute to clinical research studies and publications that impact patient care. Each year, typically the work of interns results in 10+ presentations at national scientific meetings and 10+ publications in peer-reviewed journals. During their 12-week internships, in addition to their research work, interns spend 100 hours on shadowing, observations and other field trips for educational purposes.
We seek a diverse group of students dedicated, enthusiastic and eager to learn. You do not need to be a rocket scientist to apply, only a U.S. Citizen and STEM major. Applications are accepted
year-round and are especially encouraged from members of underrepresented groups and from women. Awardees are selected before the academic year begins. This unique program requires both interns and mentors to apply on a competitive basis. Interns are matched with mentors/projects based on their interests, skills and the needs of the project. Mentors are matched with interns based on their needs, mentorship experience and leadership. The internship is based on an academic year schedule, and interns may work 10-20 hours per week during that time. AY2019-20 hourly pay will be $12.00/hour.
University of Arizona Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program (UA PREP) seeks to provide American Indian/Alaskan Native students with a rigorous research and educational program that honors Indigenous perspectives and nurtures a strong sense of well-being and belonging. This program will enhance the confidence and success of participants and their matriculation into strong biomedical PhD programs and subsequently increase the diversity of PhD-level scientists.
UROC-PREP is a year-round undergraduate research and mentoring program for students who come from backgrounds underrepresented in graduate education and have interest in pursuing a research oriented graduate degree (Master’s or PhD) at UA. Students interested in professional school (i.e. MD, JD, DVM) are not eligible.
- The programs are open to students of all disciplines, including social science, humanities, fine arts, and STEM.
- You must be interested in pursuing a graduate degree (Master’s or PhD).
- You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0+.
- You must be a continuing UA junior or senior:
- With a graduation date of December 2018 or May 2019
- AND planning to apply to graduate school in fall 2018.