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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) by Rafael Nunez — last modified Mar 22, 2017
Undergraduate Research Experiences in Neuroscience
Neuroscience Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) by Rafael Nunez — last modified Apr 19, 2017
The Brooklyn College Neuroscience REU Program

Ongoing Opportunities at CUNY

NOAA Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (CREST)

NOAA-CREST aims to educate and train a diverse group of students, early career scientists, and engineers to become competent professionals in NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) sciences.

Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund

Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund

The Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund was established in 1979 by the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY, the instructional staff union of the City University of New York.

Research Center in Minority Institutions (RCMi)

Since its founding in 1847 as the first municipally financed institution of higher education, the City College of New York (CCNY) has taken seriously its mission to educate “the children of the whole people, and to do so in an institution of the highest grade.” These words of our first president have served to guide the College in its subsequent development of high quality programs in sciences, arts, and professions.

Continuum of Undergraduate Research Training (COURT)

As our understanding of the many causes of health disparities expands, the need for researchers who are able to conduct transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research becomes increasingly crucial. The Partnership offers undergraduate and graduate training programs designed to provide opportunities for outstanding students to successfully conduct competitive biomedical research at CCNY and/or MSK, as well as to provide mentorship and guidance for career decisions.

Quantitative Biology Project

Hunter College is one of only nine institutions of higher education in the country to offer an interdisciplinary program in quantitative biology. Students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics can add a quantitative biology concentration to their major.

REU: An Invitation to Basic and Applied Science of Psychology

Baruch College, City University of New York is currently recruiting students for participation in a training program funded by the National Science Foundation entitled Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).

Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences

The Queens College Department of Biology values and depends on undergraduate research. Many undergraduate researchers in our Department eventually become skilled enough to contribute intellectually and materially to faculty research projects, or even have semi-independent projects of their own, meriting coauthorship on scientific papers. Becoming a scientist is fun, but challenging!

Authentic Research Experience in Microbiology

Authentic Research Experience in Microbiology (AREM) is a modular approach to integrating genomics research into the general biology or microbiology curriculum. AREM investigates the microbiome of New York City across its boroughs, its streets and parks and across time. AREM is the first large scale genomics approach to understanding makeup of microbial communities in the urban environment. AREM was created by Professor Theodore Muth at Brooklyn College and was funded by the National Science Foundation. Follow the links below to find out more about having an AREM module in biology courses at your school.

Continuum of Undergraduate Research Training (COURT)

The Partnership offers undergraduate and graduate training programs designed to provide opportunities for outstanding students to successfully conduct competitive biomedical research at CCNY and/or MSK, as well as to provide mentorship and guidance for career decisions.

REU: An Invitation to Basic and Applied Science of Psychology

Baruch College, City University of New York is currently recruiting students for participation in a training program funded by the National Science Foundation entitled Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). The REU site at Baruch College will offer advanced research training for one academic year to 12 undergraduate students who attend colleges and universities in the New York metropolitan area. The program will target students who belong to historically disadvantaged groups. The REU program will begin August 2013 and the training program will be completed in May 2014. Students will be paid $2100 per 14-week semester to work at least 10 hours per week in one of the ongoing psychology research labs at Baruch College.

REU: Undergraduate Research Experience in Neuroscience

The Brooklyn College Neuroscience REU Program provides students the opportunity to immerse in rich and innovative mentored research experiences in clinical, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. The 15-week program aims to engage students in: comprehensive laboratory research, scholarly didactics, research ethics training, and professional research dissemination.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

The City College Fellowships Program is an umbrella program administering two undergraduate fellowships: The City College Fellowship (CCFELL) and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF). It brings together approximately 10 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows and 25 City College Fellows into a single, highly diverse and vibrant community of outstanding students who share a common interest in research and common aspirations to earn a Ph.D. The Steering Committee for the City College Fellowship and Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship is appointed by the Provost and made up of CCNY faculty members who set policy for the programs and recruit and select candidates. Current members are: Susan Besse (HIST); James Booth (EAS); Timothy Ellmore (PSYCH); Isabel Estrada (FL); Swapan Gayen (PHY); Ramona Hernandez (SOC & DSI); Andras Kisery (ENGL); and Adrienne Petty (HIST).

Minority Institution Drug Abuse Research Development Program

Hunter College aims to expand and develop drug abuse research. Their program is currently recruiting students and give priority to students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Emerging Scholars Program at City Tech CUNY

The Emerging Scholars Program provides a $500 stipend for a student researcher assisting you with your research or other scholarly endeavors. The purpose of the program is to help students develop a close relationship with a faculty member and promote a practical understanding of material learned in courses, while providing you with some assistance.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship at Queens College

In 1988, the Andrew Mellon Foundation created the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) in response to the shortage of faculty of color in higher education.

CUNY Pipeline

The Pipeline Program provides orientation to the academy through a six-week summer research institute at the Graduate Center and research projects conducted with a CUNY faculty member.

The CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The City University of New York's 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CSURP) invites applications from talented undergraduates interested in research careers in the sciences.

REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Satellite and Ground-Based Remote Sensing at NOAA-CREST_2

This project seeks to continue to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to conduct intensive, collaborative satellite and ground-based remote sensing research with faculty mentors from within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (NOAA-CREST) consortium.

REU: Global Climate Research

REU Global Climate Research at Medgar Evers College is collaborating with the Goddard Institute for Space Studies Center for Global Climate Research

Catalyst Program at Hunter College

The Catalyst Scholarship Program at Hunter College, established in 2009 through a grant by the National Science Foundation, provides a partnership between Environmental Earth Sciences, Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics.

Bronx STEM Scholars Program

The purpose of this program is to form a linkage among the three CUNY Colleges in the Bronx (Lehman College, Hostos Community College, and Bronx Community College) that allows STEM scholars from Hostos and BCC the opportunity to complete a summer laboratory research training program at Lehman College.

MIND Alliance for Students with Disabilities in STEM

The MIND Alliance for Minority Students with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is designed to bring together the expertise and resources of two minority-serving institutions of higher education, Hunter College, City University of New York in New York City, NY and Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, to increase the quantity and quality of students with disabilities receiving associate and baccalaureate degrees in STEM disciplines and entering the STEM workforce or graduate education. Open to Undergraduate Students

The Harcourt Fellowship Program

The Alfred Harcourt Foundation, founded in New York in 1962, is named for Alfred Harcourt, one of the founders of the distinguished publishing firm, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. The Harcourt Foundation annually provides a grant to the CUNY Research Foundation for distribution by Hunter College to award 30 new Harcourt Fellowships, to be divided equally between Hunter College STEM programs and The Teacher Academy programs at Brooklyn, City, Staten Island, Hunter, Lehman, Queens, and York colleges.

Summer Clinical Oncology Research Experience (SCORE)

The Summer Clinical Oncology Research Experience (SCORE) is an eight-week program offered to women undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students at CCNY. The goal of the program is to encourage the participation of women in clinical cancer research. FRESHMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY! You MUST be a COURT Student, in order to apply for the SCORE Program.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship at Queens College

In 1988, the Andrew Mellon Foundation created the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) in response to the shortage of faculty of color in higher education. Since its inception, more than 100 fellows have completed the PhD and are teaching across the country. Other fellows are completing their dissertations as yearly new fellows join the community of young scholars. In 2003, the Mellon Foundation reaffirmed its commitment and broadened its mission to the Undergraduate Fellowship program. The Foundation changed the name of the program to the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program. This change honors the educational achievements of Dr. Benjamin Mays, and recognizes his extraordinary dedication to the struggle for educational, economic and social equality for all people. The objective of the MMUF is to "increase the number of minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs in core fields in the arts and sciences." The MMUF has been a part of the intellectual life of the College since 1989.

Minority Access to Research Careers at CUNY

The MARC and RISE programs are NIH (National Institutes of Health) funded programs that aim to increase the numbers of talented underrepresented minority groups in the sciences. These programs provide stipends and specialized training for academically qualified undergraduates (and in some cases graduate students as well) committed to pursuing careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. Students must be fulltime, majoring in Science, Biomedical Engineering, or Psychology (though students interested in mathematics or computer science with biomedical applications such as crystallography or bioinformatics are encouraged to apply), and committed to pursuing graduate training (PhD); students intending to pursue clinical degrees in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, optometry, etc. are not eligible. Students interested in the MD/PhD degree may apply, but will be evaluated carefully. The MARC program is for Honors students, while the RISE program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

REU: Undergraduate Research Experience in Neuroscience

The Brooklyn College Neuroscience REU Program provides students the opportunity to immerse in rich and innovative mentored research experiences in clinical, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. The 15-week program aims to engage students in: comprehensive laboratory research, scholarly didactics, research ethics training, and professional research dissemination.

REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Satellite and Ground-Based Remote Sensing at NOAA-CREST_2

This project seeks to continue to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to conduct intensive, collaborative satellite and ground-based remote sensing research with faculty mentors from within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (NOAA-CREST) consortium. Ten STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students will be recruited from City University of New York (CUNY)'s 23 separate campuses. For fifteen weeks, these students will become part of a community of research scholars who are actively engaged in state-of-the-art remote sensing applications. They will participate in research group meetings, seminars, oral and poster presentations at local, regional, and national conferences, and two of them will sail across the Atlantic Ocean to West Africa, conducting in situ remote sensing research. Through these unique and innovative endeavors, many underrepresented minority students who would otherwise not pursue STEM education altogether or would not pursue STEM education through to the graduate level can choose to follow STEM pathways to either graduate education or careers in STEM. For more information, please visit: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1062934

LSAMP

The NYC Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NYCLSAMP) is an alliance of 17 CUNY Colleges and the CUNY Graduate Center.

Program for Research Initiatives for Science Majors (PRISM)

The Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM) at John Jay College provides an opportunity for Forensic Science students to engage in the process of scientific research while completing their degree.

Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity Through Undergraduate Research Education Experience (BP-ENDURE)

Training and research opportunities in Neuroscience are available at Hunter College.

Advanced Technological Education: Mechatronics

Mechatronics Technology Center City Tech's Mechatronics Technology Center (MTC) was established in September 2010 by a grant from the National Science Foundation under the Advanced Technology Education (ATE) program. It provides a multidisciplinary platform for students to learn the latest mecharonics/robotic technology and to gain experience through hands-on projects.

STEM Talent Expansion Program

The New York City College of Technology is offering an opportunity to STEM students to join the Honors Scholars program. For more information, please contact Dr. Janet Liou-Mark, or visit: http://cue.citytech.cuny.edu/honorsscholars/

Summer Clinical Oncology Research Experience (SCORE)

The Summer Clinical Oncology Research Experience (SCORE) is an eight-week program offered to women undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students at CCNY.

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research at Hunter College

Undergraduate Research (SPUR) is an 8-week program that gives undergraduates hands-on experience in one of 53 research laboratories at Hunter College, CUNY in NYC. Our goal is to train and encourage undergraduate students to pursue graduate study in biomedical research, and in drug abuse/addiction and neuroscience.

Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) takes place at Brooklyn College. The purpose of the CSTEP program is to increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged undergraduate and graduate students who complete preprofessional or professional education programs of study that lead to professional licensure and to careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields (hereafter referred to as CSTEP-targeted professions).

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship at Hunter College

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation established the MMUF Program in 1989. Hunter was among the first group of colleges and universities to receive a major grant from that foundation. On the basis of its record of success, the MMUF Program at Hunter College has continued to receive grant renewals on a regular basis. The fundamental objective of MMUF is to address, over time, the problem of underrepresentation in the academy at the level of college and university faculties. This goal can be achieved both by increasing the number of students from underrepresented minority groups (URM) who pursue PhDs and by supporting the pursuit of PhDs by students who may not come from traditional minority groups but have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to the goals of MMUF. The MMUF program is designed to encourage fellows to enter PhD programs that prepare students for professorial careers - See more at: http://www.mmuf.org/about/mission#sthash.AMOQw76b.dpuf The Hunter College experience involves one-on-one mentoring with a faculty member, collaborating with a mentor in research projects and teaching, and curriculum development, attending professional conferences, and having opportunities to study or conduct research either at other universities in the United States or in international settings abroad during the academic year or the summer months. The hope is that such an experience will give Hunter students an enjoyment in a field of study and an advanced working knowledge about graduate programs and the academic profession.

Minority Institution Drug Abuse Research Development Program

The overall goal of MIDARP is to develop the capacity at Hunter College to support drug abuse research through the following objectives: Provide underrepresented minority faculty with drug abuse research knowledge and skill development through the conduct of research projects and other professional development activities. Encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue drug abuse research careers by providing them with educational enrichment and research experiences. Strengthen the underlying institutional infrastructure needed to support drug abuse research. Undergraduate students supported by MIDARP are highly qualified students from underrepresented populations. They must be interested in pursing careers in drug abuse research and working in the laboratory of a MIDARP investigator.

The Lehman College Computer Science and Mathematics, Mentorship and Scholarship Program

The Lehman College CSM Scholarship Program provides up to $5000 per year in financial need, as well as mentoring and other support, to computing and mathematics majors. Students are expected to participate in workshops, information sessions, and other activities designed to promote successful attainment of the degree. This program is run by the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, with funding provided by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S STEM) program under Award No. 1060598.

REU: Earth and Planetary Science and Astrophysics (in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History)

The AMNH Division of Physical Sciences, in collaboration with the City University of New York (CUNY), is pleased to offer summer undergraduate research opportunities in Astrophysics and Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Lehman Customized Programs and Partnership Opportunities

Lehman College has developed a collaborative workforce development model which has been successfully implemented in our international programs. This model is based on collaboration of all stakeholders—educators, employers, community organizations, funding agencies, etc—involved in the students’ educational and career pathways. An important feature of this model is a comprehensible approach to addressing the needs and interests of the students through customized, contextualized curricula.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship at Hunter College

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation established the MMUF Program in 1989. Hunter was among the first group of colleges and universities to receive a major grant from that foundation. On the basis of its record of success, the MMUF Program at Hunter College has continued to receive grant renewals on a regular basis. The fundamental objective of MMUF is to address, over time, the problem of underrepresentation in the academy at the level of college and university faculties. This goal can be achieved both by increasing the number of students from underrepresented minority groups (URM) who pursue PhDs and by supporting the pursuit of PhDs by students who may not come from traditional minority groups but have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to the goals of MMUF. The MMUF program is designed to encourage fellows to enter PhD programs that prepare students for professorial careers - See more at: http://www.mmuf.org/about/mission#sthash.AMOQw76b.dpuf The Hunter College experience involves one-on-one mentoring with a faculty member, collaborating with a mentor in research projects and teaching, and curriculum development, attending professional conferences, and having opportunities to study or conduct research either at other universities in the United States or in international settings abroad during the academic year or the summer months. The hope is that such an experience will give Hunter students an enjoyment in a field of study and an advanced working knowledge about graduate programs and the academic profession.

The Lehman College Computer Science and Mathematics, Mentorship and Scholarship Program

This program is run by the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, with funding provided by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S STEM) program under Award No. 1060598.

Bronx STEM Scholars Program

The purpose of this program is to form a linkage among the three CUNY Colleges in the Bronx (Lehman College, Hostos Community College, and Bronx Community College) that allows STEM scholars from Hostos and BCC the opportunity to complete a summer laboratory research training program at Lehman College. We anticipate that once these students have completed their associate's degree at their home campuses, they will transfer to Lehman to complete their bachelor's degree. These students will be designated as STEM Scholars at their home campuses, and at Lehman, and if they transfer to Lehman upon completing their associate's degree, they will be designated as STEM Scholars at Lehman, giving them special consideration at registration and an opportunity to continue laboratory studies with their Lehman mentors.

Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at College of Staten Island CUNY

The CSTEP Program is designed to increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who enroll in and complete undergraduate and graduate programs leading to professional licensure or to careers in the fields of science, technology and education at the College of Staten Island. Exposing CSTEP students to the STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic) disciplines will help reshape the culture of these professions as students reach their desired career goals.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

The City College Fellowships Program is an umbrella program administering two undergraduate fellowships: The City College Fellowship (CCFELL) and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF).

Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Hunter College - Undergraduate Scholars Program

The Department of Biological Sciences, with funding from the HHMI Undergraduate Science Education grant, has established an Undergraduate Scholars Program to support underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged biology majors. Six HHMI funded students will work twenty hours per week in a faculty mentor's laboratory. Each Hunter/HHMI Undergraduate Scholar will receive a monthly stipend, and travel, room and board, and registration at a scientific conference. Hunter/HHMI Undergraduate Scholars must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and be entering their junior year.

Minority Access to Research Careers at CUNY

The MARC and RISE programs are NIH (National Institutes of Health) funded programs that aim to increase the numbers of talented underrepresented minority groups in the sciences.

REU: Earth and Planetary Science and Astrophysics (in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History)

The AMNH Division of Physical Sciences, in collaboration with the City University of New York (CUNY), is pleased to offer summer undergraduate research opportunities in Astrophysics and Earth and Planetary Sciences. The program is open to all students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, in any four year undergraduate degree program, who will not have completed a bachelor's degree before September 1, 2015. How to Apply All students in the program must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the U.S. Students must be entering or continuing in an Associates or Baccalaureate degree program following their internship.