13. Research in Industrial Projects for Students � University of California, Los Angeles (RIPS-UCLA), USA
The Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS UCLA) Program provides an opportunity for talented undergraduate students to work in teams on a real-world research projects proposed by sponsors from industry or the public sector.
RIPS-UCLA is not exactly an REU. It is a research experience, but the projects come from industry rather than academia, so it is essentially a cross between an REU and an internship. Furthermore, IPAM is independent of the UCLA Math department, so RIPS students do not have regular interaction with the Math department. That said, IPAM arranges occasional lectures given by UCLA postdocs and faculty of math and related disciplines, and many of the academic mentors are UCLA math postdocs. There are no classes during RIPS; the focus is entirely on the research projects, and ultimately presenting the results.
Who can apply: It is a program for students who are enrolled in or have just completed an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. Students with a strong background in mathematics and an interest in seeing how mathematics is used in the real world are encouraged to apply. Most of the projects have a significant computational component, so that proficiency (or at least some experience) in computer science, data analysis or numerical computation is valuable, but not necessary for everyone.
International students, including students attending a university outside the US, are eligible to apply for RIPS-LA, as are graduating seniors.
Location: Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at University of California, Los Angeles.
Duration: 9 weeks (June 19-August 18, 2018)
Stipend: IPAM provides each undergraduate student with a travel allowance and a stipend of $3,000. Housing and most meals are also included. RIPS students will live in residence halls on the UCLA campus and will work at IPAM.
The last date to apply is February 14, 2018.
14. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts
Are you interested in oceanic research? If yes, then this internship will be perfect for you. WHOI conducts a summer student fellowship each year for 10-12 weeks. International students are funded and visa process is taken care of by the institute. Application deadline is February 15th, 2018 Preference is given to students studying in any of the fields of science or engineering including but not limited to the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, oceanography, and marine policy.
15. CERN Open Lab Summer Program
Are you a B.Sc. or M.Sc. student (who will have completed at least three years of full-time studies at university level by next spring) in Computer Science or Mathematics, Engineering or Physics with a strong computing profile? Would you be interested in working on an advanced IT project for two full months during the summer? If so, you should apply to the CERN open-lab Summer Student Program!
Application Deadline: 15 February, 2017
16. Internships � IST Austria
The Institute of Science and Technology Austria, popularly known as IST Austria, is an institute of basic research located in Klosterneuburg, close to Vienna in Austria.
Through ISTernship, it offers summer internships to outstanding undergraduate students interested in basic research in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Neuroscience and interdisciplinary areas. Interns will choose a group to work in, will be assigned a specific project and will conduct research under the close supervision of one of the members of the faculty and, for experimental labs, a lab mentor. Interns will receive an introduction to research at IST Austria as well as an introduction to the IST Austria Graduate School. The program culminates with a research symposium, where the interns present their work to their peers, faculty and lab mentors. Internships are full-time and will be conducted exclusively in English.
Who can apply: To eligible for this IST Austria internship, candidates must be enrolled Bachelor or Master Students in good standing at a degree granting institution. They must have completed at least the fourth semester of their bachelor�s studies (before the respective start date).
Research Areas: Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Neuroscience and interdisciplinary areas.
Duration: 8-12 weeks between May 15 and September 15.
Stipend: Salary of 969�/gross/month, travel from and to IST Austria, reimbursement of visa fees, subsidized housing.
The last date to apply this year is February 15, 2018.
Students who are either pursuing or have obtained a bachelor�s or a master�s degree in a science subject, and who are interested in doing an internship at IST Austria may apply to the respective group leader directly.
17. Summer Research Expeditions (SRE) in Computational Sciences, Systems and Engineering � Johns Hopkins University, USA
The Johns Hopkins University (commonly referred to as Johns Hopkins, JHU, or simply Hopkins) is a private research university in Baltimore, Maryland (United States).
And Summer Research Expeditions (SRE) is an intensive, ten-week program to help undergraduates immerse themselves in research and taste the excitement of inventing. SRE is led by faculty members in Computer Science. Participants will be part of a research team, including one or more faculty mentors and/or a graduate student mentor, and will be expected to make contributions to a challenging research topic.
Example areas of research include Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, algorithms for Big Data, Computer Vision and Robotics, Computational Healthcare and Computational Biology.
Who can apply: Undergraduate students at four-year institutions are eligible to apply. Few spots are also available for international applicants.
Projects: Projects for 2017 have been posted here. Each project has a number assigned to it. Applicants will need to pick their top two project choices and list it on their application. Most projects are purposely open-ended. Once a student has been selected, students may work with their mentors to refine and adapt individual projects to their interest and background.
Location: Johns Hopkins University.
Duration: May 22 � July 28, 2017.
Stipend: $4500 for 10 weeks + Housing.
The last date to apply this year is February 15, 2018.
18. 2017 Summer@ICERM, Brown University, USA
Imagine spending eight-weeks on the beautiful Brown University campus in historic Providence, RI, working in a small team setting to solve mathematical research problems developed by faculty experts in their fields.
The ICERM�s Undergraduate Summer Program is designed for a select group of 14-16 undergraduate scholars. Students work in groups of two or three, supervised by faculty advisors and aided by teaching assistants. The faculty advisors present a number of interesting research topics that are centered around deep mathematical structures hidden in the everyday objects. The areas where the problems lie are dynamical systems and low-dimensional topology, but the origins of the problems themselves are mundane: how to find a gap in a fence? How complicated should be your finger movements to tie a knot? Why standing waves develop in crowds? To crack the problems will require both ingenuity and computer experiments. Students form research groups to work on these problems, give talks about their findings, and write up their research into a paper at the end of the program.
The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), founded in 2011, is a research institute in mathematics at Brown University, funded beginning in 2010 by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Who can apply: Applicants must not yet have graduated with an undergraduate degree at the time of the program start. Funding is available for a limited number of students who are not US citizens or permanent residents.
Location: Providence, Rhode Island (United States).
Duration: 8 weeks (June 19-August 11, 2017).
Stipend: $3,000 stipend + Travel support within US + Dormitory housing + Meal plan. For more details on this program, visit ICERM�s website.
The last date to apply this year is February 17, 2018.
19. Summer Research Fellowship Program, California Institute of Technology (Caltech-SURF), USA
The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech) is a private research university located in Pasadena, California, United States.
And Caltech SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships) program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity.
Who can apply: To be eligible for Caltech-SURF, you must:
� Be a continuing undergraduate student.
� Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5/4.0.
� Complete the second semester or third quarter at your college or university.
Additional Requirements for Non-Caltech International Students: International students are eligible to participate in SURF on the Caltech campus; however, only US citizens and US permanent residents are eligible for SURFs at JPL.
Projects: In case you are a continuing undergraduate (second or third year in case of BE/B.Tech) student, then as an international non-Caltech student, you can apply only for projects at Caltech campus only not JPL.
**Repeating. As an international non-Caltech student, you can apply only for projects at Caltech campus only, not at JPL. Plus some projects at Caltech campus are open only to Caltech students. If an AO is NOT open to non-Caltech students, please DO NOT contact the mentor.
More projects will be posted in next 1-2 months. Please check the projects page regularly for new AO submissions.
You can apply for more than one project, but do so with caution. One of the criteria used in assessing your application is your enthusiasm for the project. If you apply to more than one project, your enthusiasm for each can be questioned. If you choose to apply to more than one SURF, please inform each of your prospective mentors that you are pursuing other SURF opportunities.
Location: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California (United States).
Duration: Around 10 weeks. The Caltech SURF start date is June 14. All students must begin by July 10, 2018. If you have compelling reasons for needing an alternate start date, you must make a request to your mentor and then a final request to the SFP Office. If SFP approves your request, you must start on one of the approved alternate start dates. All students must begin by July 11.
Stipend: Fellows receive a $6,000 award for the ten-week period. Award payments will be distributed in equal installments in late June and late July.
Housing is available for non-Caltech students working on campus or at JPL during the summer under one of the programs coordinated by the Student-Faculty Programs Office. The cost of housing, however, is not part of the SURF award; students must pay for housing themselves.
How to apply: To apply, identify a project and contact its mentor in advance of submitting an application. A mentor must agree to support your application and collaborate with you to develop and define the research project and write and submit a research proposal.
This early interaction is a very important part of the application process. Non-Caltech students usually have to accomplish this discussion via email, phone, or fax.
The last date to apply this year is February 22, 2018.
20. Internships � School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is an Australian public research university. And it is inviting applications from Civil and Environmental Engineering students for internships in its School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
The objective of the UNSW internship program is to attract the best and brightest students from across the world into the School, who may be interested in pursuing research careers and PhD studies and developing collaborations.
Who can apply: Those who have completed 2 or 3 years of study at undergraduate level to work with strong research groups at UNSW for a 8-week duration each year. Masters students and students who have completed 4+ years of study may also apply.
Location: University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia.
Duration: 8 weeks (Starting mid May 2018 or later).
Stipend: Each successful applicant will be awarded a stipend of AUD 1,800 per month (or fraction thereof) which will be provided as a two-weekly allowance. Successful interns MUST bring with them sufficient money (about AUD 1,000) to meet accommodation and living expenses as scholarship payment processing takes about 4 weeks.
You will have to arrange your own air fares, flights and visas.
Your applications should reach them latest by February 27, 2018.
You can download the application form for this internship from this page.