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Hertog Programs

The Hertog Foundation offers several highly competitive and selective educational programs for outstanding individuals who seek to influence the intellectual, civic, and political life of the United States. We offer programs in three main areas: Political Thought & Philosophy; War & Foreign Affairs; and Economics & Domestic Policy. Visit the website for more information.

The Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program

The Leadership Alliance encourages students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities to pursue research careers in the academic, public and private sectors. The organization sponsors closely mentored research experiences in a broad range of academic disciplines at 22 research institutions.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

The SMDEP program offers students representing a wide range of economic, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity a variety of academic and career experiences that will support their dental and medical school career preparation.

All the housing costs and most meals are covered by the program. Scholars are provided with a $600 stipend which is typically distributed at the midway and at the end of the program. Some program sites offer travel assistance awards. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation also provides a needs-based scholarship for travel to and from the program site.

Math Research Experience for Undergraduates

The American Mathematical Society keeps a record of summer REUs in mathematics. Most deadlines fall in February to March. Visit the website for more information.

NASA Graduate Student Researchers Project

The NASA Graduate Student Researchers Project awards fellowships for graduate study leading to master's or doctoral degrees, related to NASA research and development, in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering. This 12-month award includes a required internship at the NASA center affiliated with the NASA-sponsored research. The award may be renewed annually, for a maximum of three years. Visit the website for more information.

International Research Experiences for Undergraduates

U.S. chemical and materials science students may apply for a summer research opportunity in Germany, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom through the ACS International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IREU) program. For more information, visit the sponsoring organization's website.

Association of State Dam Safety Officials Undergraduate Scholarship

Current Juniors who are interested in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams are invited to apply for the Undergraduate Scholarship. Visit the Association of State Dam Safety Officials website for more information.

Summer Research - Early Identification Program

The SR-EIP provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to graduate schools. This program is specifically designed for students interested in applying to PhD or MD-PhD programs. Learn more from the sponsoring organization's website.

Teaching Assistantship Program in France

The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Candidates must be native speakers of English and have a basic proficiency in French (equivalent to 3 semesters of college French). Learn more from the sponsoring organization's website.

Google Journalism Fellowship

The Google Journalism Fellowship is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways. The Fellows will get the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to a variety of organizations -- from those that are steeped in investigative journalism to those working for press freedom around the world and from those forging new approaches to reporting to those that are helping the industry figure out its future in the digital age.


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