IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI)

The IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) provides a unique opportunity for recent graduates to become actively involved in the science policy arena through the Science Policy Fellowship Program. This two-year, paid fellowship provides recent bachelor’s degree recipients with a unique opportunity to use their critical thinking and analytic skills to work on a diverse set of challenges in science and technology (S&T) policy areas, including space sciences, innovation and competitiveness, energy, health and life sciences, national security, biotechnology, information technologies, and STEM education. Fellows will be involved in collaborative research with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and other Federal Government organizations, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

This is a full-time position and is only open to recent recipients of a bachelor’s degree (conferred within the May 2016 – July 2018 timeframe), including recipients of a master’s degree if their bachelor’s was received in or after May 2016. Candidates with degrees in engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, computer science, mathematical sciences, statistics, and learning sciences are encouraged to apply. U.S. citizenship is required.

The application process is underway (students can apply at and the application deadline for this year’s fellowship is January 12, 2018; the fellowship period will begin in July, 2018.  A flyer is attached with more information about the program.  Please feel free to contact with any questions.


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2017 University of Tennessee Knoxville Chemistry Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

2017 University of Tennessee Knoxville Chemistry Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) funded by NSF

Program: The UTK Chemistry Department seeks applicants for an NSF-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in 2018. Participants will work on a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. The program will also offer multiple seminars, workshops, site visits, and social events. Student participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, free housing and parking on campus for ten weeks. Travel will be reimbursed up to $500.

 Undergraduate student participants must have completed their freshmen year of college but not yet graduated, and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Underrepresented groups in science are strongly encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, and first-generation college students.

Key Dates and Deadlines: 
02/01/2018: applications due

March /2018: offers made
May 28/2018: experience begins
Aug 4/2018: experience ends

For more information, including research projects, previous program events calendar and how to apply, see or contact program coordinator Dr. Rachel Rui at

Rachel Ru, Ph.D.

Recruiting, Publicity and Development Coordinator

Department of Chemistry

Buehler Hall 616

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: 865-974-8019

University of Tennessee Knoxville

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates – CEMB – UPenn

The CEMB is a multi-institutional NSF-funded science and technology center whose focus is to understand the mechanical forces in molecules, cells, and tissues in plants and animals.  Our mission is to use this knowledge to construct engineered tissues (and organs), create new scaffolds for tissue repair and regeneration, manage crops that are resistant to stresses and require fewer resources, among other things.

The application for this opportunity is now open.  The program will provide students with an environment to develop research skills while working on integrative projects.  At the same time, the students will have the opportunity to participate in social and professional development activities.  The 10-week program will run from May 29, 2018 to August 3, 2018 at two (2) separate locations: the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and Washington University in St. Louis.  Placement will depend on the student’s research interests.  Students from historically under-represented backgrounds and women are strongly encouraged to apply.  The application deadline is February 16th, 2018 (link: description_ REU_flyer 2017-2018 (rev2).jpg

CEMB – Center for Engineering MechanoBiology – UPenn

Learn more about CEMB. Please take a look at our other posts offering Graduate and Undergraduate opportunities.

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Centers for Chemical Innovation

The National Science Foundation funded Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCIs) are offering paid 10-week chemistry summer research experiences for summer 2018. The CCIs are engaged in collaborative high risk, high impact chemical research challenges. To learn more about the CCIs, please visit

CCIs provide unique research experiences for undergraduate students (REU) in which participants are immersed in collaborative research environments throughout the USA. Each CCI includes multiple collaborating institutions where accepted candidates may choose to conduct their summer research.

Participants in the CCI summer research programs receive a wide range of exciting opportunities, including:

  • A competitive stipend, travel award, and housing provided for 10 weeks of research
  • Engaging in innovative, cutting-edge multi-institutional and interdisciplinary research
  • Interacting with prominent leaders in the chemical sciences
  • Participating in seminars, workshops, career planning sessions and other professional development opportunities

More details for all 7 summer research programs from the 7 Centers for Chemical Innovation can be found here at

Note that application deadlines are different for each program, ranging from January 5 to February 22.

Best Regards,


Lloyd Munjanja, PhD

Scientist – Director of Education, Outreach and Diversity

NSF Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF)

Emory University, Department of Chemistry

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2017 Undergraduate Paid Internship in Medicinal Chemistry

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