Summer 2016 Research Opportunities

There’s still time to apply for Summer 2016 Research Funding!

Are you an undergraduate who wants to do research this summer? While many summer program deadlines are in January and February, there’s still time to get involved! Here are a few of your options:

Harvard College Research Program (HCRP)
Deadline: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 12 pm EST.

The Harvard College Research Program (HCRP) supports undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines. Students submit a proposal for an independent research project developed in collaboration with a Harvard-affiliated faculty member, who sponsors the student and provides guidance. The Life Sciences Research Advisor and Concentration Advisors can help you identify potential faculty research mentors. Summer awards range from $500-4,000 and depend upon the time committed to the project and other factors. If you want to continue your research in the fall, note that HCRP supports term-time as well as summer research. 

Harvard University Center for the Environment Undergraduate Fund
Deadline: Wednesday March 30, 2016 at 5 pm EST

Two types of summer awards are available:
1) Funds for independent research (preference given to rising seniors seeking funds for senior honors thesis research)
2) Research Assistantships (directed summer research experiences under HUCE faculty guidance).
Award generally range between $500-$3,500 for up to 10 weeks of research. Past awardees include concentrators from Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Planetary Sciences,  East Asian Studies, Economics, Engineering Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science and Public Policy, Government, Integrative Biology, History of Science, Physics, and Social Studies.

Ernst Mayer Travel Grants in Animal Systematics
Deadline:  April 1, 2016 (and October 15)

The Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) at Harvard University awards travel grants for research in animal systematics. The awards (maximum $1,500) are to defray travel expenses. Proposals are reviewed two times a year, in April and October.
Please direct all inquiries to Melissa Aja via email or 617-495-2460

BCMP Summer Scholars Program
Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until April 30, 2016. Most applicants will be notified with an outcome of the application by May 15.

This 10-week program is open both to Harvard undergraduates and students from other colleges and universities. Students must be authorized to work in the United States. The Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (BCMP) at Harvard Medical School organizes and runs the BCMP Summer Scholars Program.

Office of Career Services
Workshop: It’s Not Too Late to Plan for Summer
Thursday, March 24, 2016
4-5 pm in the OCS Reading Room at 54 Dunster Street

In this workshop sponsored by the Office of Career Services (OCS), learn about summer options from the staff of the OCS, Institute of Politics, the Student Employment Office, and more about jobs, internships, research, public service, and funding.