External Research and Funding Opportunities

The Amgen Scholars Program
The Amgen Scholars Program is hosted at thirteen premier educational institutions within the United States. Each host institution has its own application process. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency in the United States is required, and you can apply to participate at as many host institutions as you are interested in.
Students must apply to the host campus directly. For more information on the host campuses and to learn more about eligibility requirements, vist the Amgen Scholars US program site click hereDeadline for US Programs is February 3, 2020.


Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship
Today’s art students are tomorrow’s fine artists. Krylon Products Group is proud to invest in the future of art by awarding scholarships to help promising art students with rising tuition costs.
Krylon Products Group Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to high school
seniors (graduating before June 30, 2020) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada. Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a U.S. or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts).
Applications typically due in May. For more information, visit the Krylon Scholarship website click here Deadline to apply is May 31, 2020


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Training and education are mainstays of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s mission. As early as 1927, John D. Rockefeller, Jr.— who, along with his father, founded the hospital that became Memorial Sloan Kettering — established the first fellowship programs to train doctors, scientists, and nurses. Our commitment to training the next generation of cancer scientists remains strong as ever, and we offer several exciting summer opportunities for high school and college students interested in biomedical sciences. Deadlines to apply are typically due in February. The links provided will take you directly to the Overview page of each opportunity.

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), click here
  • Chemical Biology Summer Program (ChBSP), click here
  • Computational Biology Summer Program (CBSP), click here
  • MSK Engineering Summer Program (MESP), click here
  • Molecular Imaging Summer Program (MISP), click here
  • Quantitative Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (QSURE), click here

Application deadline: February 2, 2020


National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program (SIP)
Summer programs at the NIH provides students with an opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment to biomedical research including behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematical modeling, computational biology, and biostatistics.
For more information about the NIH SIP opportunities, click here Deadline to apply is March 1, 2020


Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
ORISE administers a variety of internship programs for undergraduate students at national laboratories and other federal research facilities across the United States. Opportunities are available during the summer, fall, and spring.
To find more information about current opportunities, click here


Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). REU's are typically held during the summer, and have varying application deadlines based on the site.
To find more information about open REU sites and programs, click here 


Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)
The Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) is designed for undergraduate students and its goal is to increase interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers. SPHSP is a partnership of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, and the Mailman School of Public Health. Together, they represent the broad spectrum of public health practice. SPHSP was awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Minority Health, and Health Equity (OMHHE), under the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program (CUPS)
SPHSP is for rising juniors and seniors. The deadline to apply is typically the end of January. For more information regarding the program, visit the SPHSP site click here Deadline to apply is January 31, 2020


Summer Health Professions Education Program
The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. These students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage.
SHPEP is for freshman and sophomore students. The deadline to apply is typically in md-February. For more information regarding the program, visit the SHPEP site click here Deadline to apply is February 5, 2020


 Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP)
The STEP-UP Program is a federally funded program managed and supported by the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The overall goal of STEP-UP is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK’s core mission areas of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.
The deadline to apply is typically in early February. For more information about the STEP-UP program visit their website click here Deadline to apply is February 1, 2020