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.
  • IASTE United States. IASTE (or the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experiences) is a global organization promoting intercultural exchange between students in STEM fields. All IAESTE participants receive a stipend that covers at least the cost of living –housing, transportation and food – in their host city. Applications for summer are typically due December 1.
  • 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.
  • Rice University and the Nakatani Foundation sponsor the Nakatani RIES: Research & International Experience Program for U.S. Students in Japan. This is a 13-week, summer research internship in science & engineering that is open to freshman and sophomore students nationwide.
  • 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.