Information below is subject to change
FAQs and advice
- We had a live twitter chat answering questions about applying for DivSci SURF fellowships. If you have more questions, tweet them with the tag #BrandeisSURF
- see also https://sites.google.com/a/brandeis.edu/div-of-science-application-forms/faqs/div-of-science-summer-faq
- The Brandeis Science Communication Lab has useful handouts about applying for summer science opportunities
Unified Application for Internal Fellowships
There is a single application form for fellowships run by the Division of Science. The complete application is due on Feb 27, 2019. No late applications will be accepted.
The unified application does not apply to the REU in Cell & Molecular Visualization nor the REU in the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.
Summer Schedule for 2019
The formal summer research program in Summer 2019 will run from June 3 to August 9, 2019. SciFest IX will take place on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
|Program||Eligible Students||Application Deadline||Summer/Academic Year||Other Notes|
|Div Sci Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships|
Brandeis students (classes of '20, '21, '22) who are working in a lab in the Division of Science at the time of application. Fellows will receive $5000 in stipend support to do summer research (housing support is not included).
Feb 27, 2019
|Summer only||Unified Application|
|Summer MRSEC Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SMURF)||Brandeis students (classes of '20, '21, '22) who have a commitment from a Brandeis faculty member affiliated with MRSEC||Feb 27, 2019||Summer only||Unified Application|
M.R. Bauer Foundation Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
|Brandeis students (classes of '20, '21, '22) who have a commitment from a Brandeis faculty member associated with the Volen Center for Complex Systems. Students must commit to give back to the university in ways that promote science and research.||Feb 27, 2019||Summer only||Unified Application|
|Frederick Alt Summer Fellowship||Brandeis students (classes of '20, '21, '22) who have a commitment from a Brandeis faculty member in the Division of Science and are working on a project in the area of molecular genetics||Feb 27, 2019||Summer only||Unified Application|
|Traineeships for Undergraduates in Computational Neuroscience||Brandeis students interested in neuroscience (classes of '20, '21) - further eligibility restrictions apply|
Feb 27, 2019
|Full year||Unified Application|
|REU in Cell & Molecular Visualization||US citizens or permanent residents and should have at least rising junior standing at an accredited undergraduate college or university.||Feb 1, 2019||Summer only|
|REU in the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center||US citizens or permanent residents and should have at least rising sophomore standing at an accredited undergraduate college or university.||Feb 1, 2019||Summer only||Apply online|
|Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund||Open to first-years, sophomores, and juniors in all disciplines, and funds can be used to pay for research materials, travel to conferences, housing costs, and other research-related expenses.||Mar 13, 2019||Academic year or summer||Get application online|
|Jerome A. Schiff Undergraduate Fellows Program|
Available to current first-years, sophomores or juniors interested in devising an innovative research project with a faculty member for the 2019-2020 academic year
|Mar 5, 2019||primarily an academic year program||Get application online|
Fellowships listed above are primarily or exclusively for research at Brandeis. Learn more about off-campus opportunities for summer research.
2019 SPROUT competition is open
The Office of Technology Licensing writes:
All members of the Brandeis science community, including faculty, staff and students, are invited to submit an abstract for the 2019 SPROUT round of funding. The preliminary application for abstract submission is now online. These pre-applications must be received prior to 11pm on March 8th, 2019.
World of Work
The Quantitative Biology Research Community (QBReC) is a HHMI-funded program that supports some Brandeis students doing summer research. Students enter the program in their first year by taking two specialized courses: a fall seminar on Nature’s Nanotechnology and a spring experiential-learning practicum
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