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Summer Research Experience Resources

Below is the list of research-intensive institutions where Dr. Holder has close contacts and can facilitate your summer research experience. These are not the only institutions you could choose. Check the web page for the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program where you can use keywords to search for programs https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/index.jsp Just be sure to talk with Dr. Holder about a program not on the list below:

Participating External Research-Intensive Institutions.

Institution, Discipline

  1. Baylor College of Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Biology (T32)
  2. Brandeis University,Psychology (T32)
  3. Cornell University, Physics (T32)
  4. Yerkes National Primate Research Center (T32)
  5. Howard University, Physiology & Biophysics
  6. Johns Hopkins University, Biophysics & School of Medicine (T32)
  7. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Health & Human Services
  8. Northwestern University, Chemistry (T32)
  9. San Diego State University, Behavioral Epidemiology & Community Health (T32)
  10. Stony Brook University, Chemistry (T32)
  11. University of Delaware, Chemistry (T32)
  12. University of Kentucky, Physiology
  13. University of Maryland, Baltimore County Chemistry & Biochemistry (T32)
  14. University of North Texas Health Science Center, Biomedical Sciences
  15. University of Southern California, Biological Sciences & Chemistry (T32)
  16. University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Biostatistics (T32)
  17. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Neuroscience (T32)
  18. Virginia Commonwealth University, Computer Science (T32)
  19. West Virginia University, Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences (T32)

FUNDING for Your Summer Research Experience

U-RISE Scholars are required to spend at least one summer in a research training experience away from ODU. Preferred sites are research intensive graduate institutions such as those with NIH T32 training programs or other research intensive institutions as approved by Dr. Holder. Funds for the summer research experience will be provided as follows: $3,000 per U-RISE Scholar, to be used in accordance with institutional policies as a per diem (to help cover the costs of room and board) for a period of ten weeks; an additional $500 for travel to and from the host research training site. The U-RISE scholar will continue to receive his/her usual, U-RISE stipend throughout the summer.

In summary, an U-RISE Scholar who participates in an external summer research experience can receive the following:

  1. $3,000 (this should cover both per diem and housing)
  2. $500 for travel
  3. Monthly stipend from ODU U-RISE grant

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