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Last updated 9/10/2014

The following is a (very incomplete and continually evolving) list of opportunities specifically for undergraduates: scholarships, internships, publications, and the like. Make sure to go to the actual web pages to check deadlines and requirements (eg, some are specifically for women, some require nominations, some are only for juniors, and so on). Note that, with assorted exceptions, deadlines for fellowships tend to be in the fall and deadline for summer internships/research-experiences tend to be in the spring.

Please let me know about things I should add.

  • Journals for undergraduate research
  • CURJ Caltech undergraduate research journal. Publishes letters, reviews, and original research articles by undergraduates. Also has staff positions available.
  • JYI The journal of young investigators. Publishes feature, review, and research articles by undergraduates. Also has staff positions available for undergraduates.
  • Summer Internships
  • An ACM list of internship opportunities for students (industry)
  • NSF: research experiences for undergraduates (REU) program. can search for a location based on area of interest. generally need to be US citizen or permanent resident. (deadline: varies by location, typically February or March)
  • CRA-W and CDC: distributed research experiences for undergraduates. program that matches undergraduate women and underrepresented minorities with faculty for summer research projects. (deadline: usually mid-February)
  • Dartmouth's SISMAT program: 2 week course at Dartmouth, then they try to match you with an internship. Also need to do an independent study or research project at home institution. (deadline: rolling through 3/1/14)
  • Sandia National Labs: assorted internships at Sandia. Must be US citizen. (deadline: ?)
  • Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School: Summer school + research project. Must be US citizen. (deadline: 12/5/14)
  • TRUST REU: Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology. (deadline: 2/28/15)
  • WAVE Fellows Program at Caltech: Summer research opportunities for students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in their field (e.g. women in male-dominated fields, first-generation college, underrepresented minorities) (deadline: 1/7/15, US citizen or permanent resident)
  • DSSG: Data science for social good summer fellowship. (deadline: 2/1/15)
  • Following information is from last year

  • Iowa State University: REU program in HCI. Must be a citizen or a permanent resident. (deadline: 2/15/14)
  • DIMACS REU: REUs offered by DIMACS (Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science), Rutgers University Math Department, and CCICADA (Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis). Includes an optional trip to Prague. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident. (deadline: 1/31/14)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities Science Education Programs: "internship, fellowship, and research opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, recent graduates, and faculty around the U.S."
  • Washington University CSE REU 11-week summer research program (deadline: 2/7/14)
  • Summer research expeditions in a range of areas: 10-week research experience at Johns Hopkins University. (deadline: 2/28/14)
  • ASSET REU: REU in Advanced Secured Sensor Enabling Technologies at Florida International University. Open to students not majoring in computer science. (deadline: 3/31/14)
  • summer research at HMC : Various research opportunities at Harvey Mudd College
  • Eco-Informatics Summer Institute (EISI): 10-week interdisciplinary summer program in eco-informatics at Oregon State. (deadline: 2/15/14)
  • University of Pittsburgh Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) National Center of Excellence: 10-week summer research program in computational modeling and simulation of infectious diseases. (deadline: 2/24/14)
  • REU at ICT: Interdisciplinary REU at Institute for Creative Technologies at USC. (deadline: 2/19/14)
  • REU-SLE: REU in Empirical Software Engineering at the University of Alabama. (deadline: 3/16/14)
  • Bug Wars REU at U. North Texas: REU program on software testing. Must be a US citizen. (deadline: 2/21/14)
  • DePauw University REU: REU program for those at primarily undergraduate institions. (deadline: 3/14/14 (3/3/14 for priority consideration))
  • Summer Research at Indiana University: projects in a range of research areas including: bioinformatics, computer vision, data science, data visualization, robotics, HCI, security. (deadline: 2/28/14)
  • Summer Research at Temple University: projects for students in CS, Math, Physics, or Engineering. (deadline: 3/15/14)
  • Summer Research at University of Illinois: REU focussed on the application of parallel programming to real-world issues. (deadline: 3/1/14)
  • AMALTHEA REU: Machine learning REU at Florida Institute of Technology. (deadline: 3/30/14)
  • Following information is from two years ago

  • Harvard forest: REU program in ecology (involves using sensor networks and managing/processing the data collected). (deadline: 2/1/13)
  • LearnLab at CMU and U. Pittsburg: REU for students interested in psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies. (deadline: 2/15/13)
  • SURF at NIST in Boulder: Summer research opportunities in STEM fields. (deadline: 2/15/13, US citizen or permanent resident)
  • SURF at NIST in Gaithersburg: Summer research opportunities in STEM fields. (deadline: 2/15/13, US citizen or permanent resident)
  • SUPERB-ITS: Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley-Information Technology for Sustainability. summer research program at Berkeley. (deadline: 1/31/13, US citizen or permanent resident)
  • LARRS: research internship program at NASA Langley Research Center. (deadline: 2/1/13 for summer program, US citizen).
  • MAXIMA: organized by University of Minnesota/IMA/Macalester. 6-week REU program in interdisciplinary math. (deadline: 2/22/13)
  • UC Santa Cruz: summer research program in Information Technology. Must be a citizen or a permanent resident. (deadline: 2/15/13)
  • Willamette Valley REU-RET consortium for mathematics research: Mostly math projects, but at least one (on the game of Go) is in CS. Must be citizen or permanent resident of US. (will begin reviewing applications on: 2/17/13)
  • Hope College CS REU: REU program for those interested in various topics (including graph algorithms, computational biology, etc). (deadline: 3/1/13)
  • Scholarships + Internships
  • Microsoft: technical scholarships for undergraduates, may include a summer internship. (deadline: 2/1/13)
  • Department of Homeland Security: apply sophomore year, tuition and monthly stipends, 10-week summer internship, service requirement after graduation. must be US citizen. (deadline: 1/5/11).
  • Scholarships, Awards
  • Google : Generation, Anita Borg, and Lime scholarships. Scholarships for various groups. (deadline: 12/2/13)
  • California Space Grant Consortium: scholarships for students to do research at home institution. Must be US citizen, junior or senior. (deadline: 1/24/14)
  • Palantir : Palantir Technologies Scholarship for Women & Minorities in Computer Science. Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or a graduate student. Must be a woman. (deadline: 12/1/12)
  • CRA : outstanding undergraduate award. must be nominated by school, preference for seniors. two awards given: one to a woman and the other to a man. (deadline: 10/12/10)
  • Hispanic College Fund: ALPFA scholarship program for "students pursuing careers in finance, accounting and related fields of business." must demonstrate financial need. (deadline: 2/16/10)
  • Vanguard : Vanguard women in technology scholarship program. must be a woman and a US citizen/permanent resident who's a junior majoring in CS or other related field. (deadline: late November)
  • Fellowships for graduate study

    If you are applying to graduate school, you should be applying for outside fellowships as well.

  • NSF : NSF (National Science Foundation) graduate research fellowships (deadline for CS: 10/29/2014)
  • Hertz : Hertz foundation graduate fellowship awards. (deadline: 10/31/2014)
  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships: Fellowships for new Americans (resident alien, naturalized citizen, or child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens). (deadline: 11/1/14)
  • GEM : National consortium for graduate degrees for minorities in engineering and science. For US citizens (or permanent residents) who belong to an underrepresented minority group. Must use fellowship at one of their member universities. (deadline: 11/15/2014)
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship programs: Fellowships for individuals who, among other things, "can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students". (deadline: 11/19/14)
  • NPSC: National Physical Science Consortium "graduate fellowships in the physical sciences". Includes computer science, emphasizes "recruitment of a diverse applicant pool including women and minorities." (deadline: 11/30/2014)
  • DoD : Department of Defense "National defense science and engineering graduate fellowship". For US citizens. (deadline: 12/12/14)
  • DoD : Department of Defense "Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) defense scholarship program", must be US citizen. (deadline: 12/15/2014)

  • DOE : Department of Energy "Computational science graduate fellowship", must be US citizen or permanent resident. (deadline: 1/7/14)
  • DOE : Department of Energy NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship, must be US citizen or permanent resident. (deadline: 1/12/11)
  • Other
  • AccessComputing: group for students with disabilities.
  • Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship: for those with (recent) degrees in science, engineering, or math and who want to teach high school science and/or math. (deadline: 10/29/14)
  • ACM-W scholarships for attendance at research conferences: support for women to attend research conferences. (deadline: 6 spread throughout the year)
  • East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes: NSF program that aims to create globally engaged scientists by sending US graduate students to East Asia and Pacific research institutions. (deadline: 11/13/2014)
  • Other lists that might be relevant
  • CRA's resource for CS undergraduates: Research Opportunities & Graduate School
  • list at Xavier University
  • some computer science scholarships
  • evolving list of internships
  • computer science career network, powered by AfterCollege

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