Fellowship/Educational Opportunities

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is sponsoring a summer internship program for undergrads.

2020 NIDA Summer Research Internship Program Call for Applications- Application Deadline: February 10, 2020.

Substance abuse and addiction research internship opportunity

The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program introduces undergraduate students, with a goal of increasing underrepresented groups in biomedical and behavioral sciences, to substance abuse and addiction research. Through this program, undergraduate students age 18 years and older, conduct substance abuse and addiction research by participating in internships with NIDA funded scientists at universities across the United States.  Paid, 8-week, hands-on research experiences may include a variety of different activities and research projects. To apply and view program information, see the NIDA Summer Research Internship Program online application.

Feel free to contact Ms. Julie Huffman regarding questions (Julie.Huffman@nih.gov).

Principal Investigator

Research Institution

Project Title

Research Area

Frederick L. Altice, M.D., M.A.

Yale University

Expanding Medication Assisted Therapy in Ukraine (ExMAT)

Opioid Agonist Therapy, Implementation Science, HIV Prevention, HIV Treatment, Methadone, Buprenorphine, Prisoners, Attitudes, Health Beliefs, Operations Research, Qualitative Research, People Who Inject Drugs, Criminal Justice System

Marina Picciotto, Ph.D.

Yale University

Acetylcholine Signaling Allows Cognitive Processes in The Brain to Regulate Physiological Responses to The Environment: The Example of Central Control of Opiate Tolerance

Opiates, Contextual Learning, Peripheral Nervous System, Brain-Body Integration, Acetylcholine

Renato Polimanti, Ph.D.

Yale University

Investigating the Systems Genetics of the Patterns of Polysubstance Abuse and Addiction

Human Genetics; Statistics; Computational Biology

Young Scholars Summer Research Program in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Colorado Boulder

 The program is an intensive REU-like 10-week summer research program intended to prepare undergraduate students for graduate school and a career in research in science and engineering. Participants will have the opportunity to work on independent research projects in specific research laboratories within a diverse range of fields, which encompass the research strengths of the department, including biological and tissue engineering, functional materials, catalysis, and renewable energy. The program will further include weekly professional development seminars on preparing for graduate school, entrepreneurship, and careers in academia and industry. These seminars will include presentations and panel discussions with current graduate students, faculty, and local industrial and technology transfer representatives. Additionally, there will be an end of the program research symposium where participants will present their research in a department seminar setting for which monetary research awards will be given. Other highlights of the program include a $4,500 stipend, travel allowance, and free housing.  We expect the program will be highly competitive and serve as a springboard for the very best students to excel in graduate school and beyond. The program is open to all undergraduate students majoring in chemical and/or biological engineering and related fields.  Deadline for application:  February 14, 2020.  The website for the program is http://colorado.edu/chbe/summerresearch.

Summer Research @ CALTECH

Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students. Questions about these programs can be directed to Carol Casey at casey@caltech.edu or (626) 395-2887.

Interested students can join us for the following webinar to learn more:  November 21, 11:00 am (PST) Click here to register.

Yale Politics Initiative Seminars

Want to take a seminar with legendary Clinton strategist James Carville? With former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick? 

Apply now for the Yale Politics Initiative’s one-time, off-the-record seminars.

You’ll let us know whether you’re interested in taking a seminar with a senator, an operative, a speechwriter, a governor, a debate prepper, a representative, or an organizer—or all of the above—and then we’ll let you know when a seminar spot opens up. It’s that simple.

This year, we will offer more than forty one-time, off-the-record seminars on political practice. Why not take ten minutes to apply? Apply now at www.yalepoliticsinitiative.org/seminars.

INRO Intramural NIAD Research Opportunities

Postbaccalaureate opportunity at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).  Application portal closes November 22, 2019.  Visit dates:  February 6-7, 2020; Cohort start date:  June 15, 2020.

Cientifico Latino

The Cientifico Latino team is pairing students who sign-up with current STEM professionals (graduate students and postdocs) that can provide feedback on their graduate school applications and guide them through the application process.

PRIZES       The Porter and Field prizes have new submission requirements!  Deadline for Undergraduates:  April 26

Ivy League Undergraduate Research Symposium      April 19-21 Deadline

The Ivy League Undergraduate Research  Symposium (ilurs.org) is now accepting abstract submissions for ILURS 2019, which will take place on April 19-21 at the University of Pennsylvania.  The ILURS Council and Board of Directors have worked tirelessly to provide Ivy League scholars with the most intriguing and stimulating symposium experience across the Ivy League, and we are confident that the symposium’s diversity and size will stimulate researchers and inspire interdisciplinary academic discourse. This year’s symposium will provide distinguished undergraduate researchers with opportunities to present their research, network with other scholars, learn about post-graduate opportunities, and engage with professors and research professionals.  New to ILURS 2019 are the Poster Presentation Awards & Plenary Presentation Awards. Judged by a panel of esteemed University of Pennsylvania faculty, ILURS attendees will have the opportunity to be recognized for their exceptional research. 5 awards will be given in each poster presentation category and 3 overall awards will be presented for plenary presenters.

Nanolive is running a competition for B.Sc. and M.Sc. Biology students to win a trip to Switzerland this summer to work on a one-week cell-focused microscopy project using a state-of-the-art label-free 3D microscope. We are looking to promote this exciting opportunity to as many Life Sciences students as possible. I would be very grateful if you could share this link http://nanolive.ch/sot2019 with your undergraduate and graduate network.

Invitation to apply for a Dean’s Student Advisory Committee on STEM and QR, led by Dean Sandy Chang.  The committee has produce surveys and acted as a bridge between the students and the Dean’s office.  The application link, as well as the list of all committees is below.

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0CMvFsfnrnCA-fyal-rf169-DOTbqHGytdRJ4Q3sEpnWHBw/viewform

List of Committees: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dqWep4lLPhmxCDmoqvZwctA-UzLDLdIQ0nkBentLybs/edit#gid=0

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Logo

oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is an international organization focused on LGBTQ people in the STEM community, with over 75 chapters in the US and abroad. The Yale undergraduate chapter has been inactive for a while, but there has been interest in reviving it. If you would like to be involved in any way, please email Anin Luo (she/hers) at anin.luo@yale.edu. Thank you!