Summer Science Research

The following non-Mount Holyoke programs offer funding to undergraduate students for summer science research opportunities:

  • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), funded by the National Science Foundation, includes research opportunities in International Science and Engineering.
  • DAAD RISE Program funds summer research opportunities in Germany for students in the sciences. 
    Important note
    :  Through partnership with the DAAD, Mount Holyoke is able to provide funding to a small number of applicants the DAAD may select as alternates for the RISE program.  To be eligible, MHC students applying to the DAAD MUST apply for funding through the UAF, in addition to submitting your RISE application directly to the DAAD.
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at RWTH Aachen University offers a wide range of options in the fields of Natural Sciences, IT, Engineering, Sociology, Medicine, Psychology and Economics.
  • Partnership in International Research and Education (PIRE) for juniors majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, physics, computer science, chemical engineering, or related discipline.  For U.S. citizens only.
  • Pasteur Foundation for students with an interest in biosciences and biomedical research who have completed three full years (6 semesters) by the start of the internship. For U.S. citizens only.
  • Boren special initiative for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors funds up to $8,000 for summer study (minimum of 8 weeks) for students majoring in the STEM fields.  The Boren is funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.  For U.S. citizens only.  Request an appointment to discuss your eligibility with the National Fellowships Advisor.