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Last updated 2/6/2018

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
  • JYI The journal of young investigators. Publishes feature, review, and research articles by undergraduates. Also has staff positions available for undergraduates.
  • Summer Internships
  • CRA-E Conquer site, summer research opportunities list maintained by the Computing Research Association's Education Committee.
  • 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)
  • Following are for summer 2018

  • REU at RIT: REU at Rochester Institute of Technology in computational sensing. (deadline: 2/15/18)
  • Parallel computing summer research internship: Summer school + research project at Los Alamos National Labs. (deadline: 1/26/2018)
  • Summer Schools/internships at LANL: more programs at LANL such as the Parallel computing program above. (deadlines vary,)
  • WAVE Fellows Program at Caltech: Summer research opportunities intended to "foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs" (deadline: 1/12/18, US citizen, permanent resident, DACA status)
  • Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internships: research at a Department of Energy (DOE) lab during the summer. Must be a citizen or a permanent resident. (deadline: 1/12/2018)
  • Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program: research at a Department of Navy lab during the summer. Must be a citizen or a permanent resident. (deadline: 10/31/17)
  • REU at NCSU: REU site on Socially-Relevant Computing and Analytics at North Carolina State University. Must be a citizen or a permanent resident. (deadline: 1/29/18)
  • REU at Mizzou: REU at Mizzou on consumer networking. (deadline (for early application): 1/31/18)
  • ASSET REU: REU on Advanced secure sensor enabling technologies at Florida International University. Must be a citizen. (deadline: 4/6/18)
  • REU at Johns Hopkins: REU in lab for computational sensing + medical robotics. Must be a citizen or a permanent resident. (deadline: 2/18/18)
  • REU at Michigan State University: REU at Michigan State University in computational and data science. Must be US citizen or permanent resident. (deadline: 2/16/18)
  • REU on Computation Across the Disciplines: REU at Marquette University. (deadline: 2/23/18)
  • REU at ICT: REU Site: research in interactive virtual experiences at Institute for Creative Technologies at USC. (deadline: 2/11/18)
  • Science of Software REU: REU at NC State University on data science and software engineering. (deadline: 2/9/2018)
  • Undergraduate Research in Educational Data Mining: REU Site at George Mason University. (deadline: 2/15/2018)
  • REU in Software Engineering: Software Engineering REU at CMU. Must be a citizen or a permanent resident. (Deadline: 2/16/18)
  • REU in Networked Cyber-Physical Systems: REU in Networked Cyber-Physical Systems at Wichita State University. Must be a citizen or a permanent resident. (Deadline: 3/14/18)
  • REU Site in Pervasive Computing: REU in Pervasive Computing for Smart Health, Safety, and Well-being at Temple University. Must be a citizen or a permanent resident. (Deadline: 2/15/18)
  • REU Site on Software Assurance and Security: REU program on software assurance and security in emerging technologies at the University of North Texas.. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident. (deadline: 2/15/18 )
  • Summer engineering fellowship program:Washington University Summer Engineering Fellowship (WUSEF) program: work on "an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty member in the School of Engineering & Applied Science" (deadline: 2/15/18)
  • REU in big data analytics: REU in "big data analytics, including computer vision, visualization, social media data analytics, anonymity, and machine learning" at Oklahoma State University. Must be a citizen or a permanent resident. (Deadline: 3/1/18)
  • Fifth Frederick Jelinek Memorial Summer Workshop: Summer research workshop on language engineering at Johns Hopkins University Center for Language and Speech Processing. Must be a current junior. (Deadline: 3/2/18)
  • Following were for summer 2017 (partial list)

  • UMass Amherst: REU program in Data Sciences. Must be a citizen or a permanent resident. (deadline: 1/27/17)
  • WAVE Fellows Program at Caltech: Summer research opportunities intended to "foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs" (deadline: 1/10/17, US citizen or permanent resident)
  • REU at Johns Hopkins: REU in lab for computational sensing + robotics. Must be a citizen or a permanent resident. (deadline: 2/17/17)
  • 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: 1/31/17)
  • DREU: Distributed REU administered by CRA-W and CDC. (deadline: 2/15/17)
  • REU at Boise State University: REU in Software Security. (deadline: 3/1/17)
  • REU at Iowa State University: REU at Virtual Reality Applications Center. (deadline: 1/9/17)
  • REU at USC: REU at USC in variety of engineering disciplines including computer science. (deadline: 1/31/17)
  • REU at Mizzou: REU at Mizzou on consumer networking. (deadline (for early application): 1/31/17)
  • REU at RIT: REU at Rochester Institute of Technology in computational sensing. (deadline: 2/15/17)
  • Summer internship at Marine Physical Laboratory: Internship at UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Marine Physical Laboratory. (deadline: 2/17/17)
  • REU at Michigan State University: REU at Michigan State University in computational and data science. (deadline: 2/28/17)
  • Summer undergraduate program in computational neuroscience: Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Computational Neuroscience at CMU. (Deadline: 2/23/17)
  • CSLI Summer internship program: Summer Internship Program at Stanford Center for the Study of Language and Information. "To be eligible, you must be a documented U.S. citizen, a permanent resident in possession of an alien registration card (I-555), or an international student enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate institution." (Deadline: 3/1/17)
  • QBB Summer Internship Program: Summer internship in Quantitative Bioscience & Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health & Science University. (deadline: 3/15/17)
  • REU: REU at James Madison University. (deadline: 3/15/17)
  • REU on Research and Development of Algorithms in a Software Factory: REU at Montana State University. (deadline: 3/21/17)
  • ASSET REU: REU on Advanced secured sensor enabling technologies at Florida International University. (deadline: 4/15/17)
  • AMALTHEA REU: REU on Advances of Machine Learning in Theory & Applications at Florida International University. (deadline: 4/5/17)
  • REU: REU on Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs. (still accepting applications as of 3/24))
  • 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
  • Box Diversity Scholarship: current sophomores and juniors, enrolled in a STEM major. (deadline: 10/23/15)
  • 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: 10/23/15)
  • 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)
  • 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: 10/25/2016)
  • Hertz : Hertz foundation graduate fellowship awards. (deadline: 10/31/2016)
  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships: Fellowships for new Americans (resident alien, naturalized citizen, or child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens). (deadline: 11/1/16)
  • 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: 11/15/2016)
  • 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: 11/17/16)
  • 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: 12/9/2016)
  • DoD : Department of Defense "National defense science and engineering graduate fellowship". For US citizens. (deadline: 12/9/16)
  • DoD : Department of Defense "Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) defense scholarship program", must be US citizen. (deadline: 12/1/2016)

  • DOE : Department of Energy "Computational science graduate fellowship", must be US citizen or permanent resident. (deadline: 1/18/17)
  • DOE : Department of Energy NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship, must be US citizen or permanent resident. (deadline: 1/11/17)
  • Other
  • Scholarships open to undocumented students (not specifically computer science, although some such as the Google Lime Scholarship are)
  • Resources for women interested in computer science and technology
  • list of cybersecurity resources
  • 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: 11/27/16)
  • 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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