CUSP: Computing Undergraduate Scholars Program at Tufts University

National Science Foundation
Summer Positions

Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley Information Technology
Deadline: January 31, 2007

The Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) will sponsor eight undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley during the summer of 2007 (SUPERB-IT). These students will be working with graduate student mentors throughout the summer performing research and supporting activities in the area of information technology and TRUST related topics. This is an excellent opportunity for students to conduct research directly with our faculty in an eight-week program.

Microsoft Internships
Deadline: Not specified

As an intern at Microsoft, you'll have real responsibility, real work, and real opportunities to jumpstart your career. (You'll get paid, too!) It's an experience you'll never find in a classroom. You'll be given manageable assignments that you can complete while you're here, and your efforts will likely take shape in Microsoft products--or be used by Microsoft teams--long after you return to school. You could help create a Web application, a marketing plan, a prototype, a user guide--the possibilities are endless. And just imagine millions of customers, not to mention your classmates, seeing your work! Some interns even parlay their experience into a job offer.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Faculty and Student Intern Research Program (FSIRP)
Deadline: Rolling

Opportunities to participate in research and development relating to science, math, and engineering.

NREIP
Deadline: January 12, 2007

The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP), provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
Deadline: Jan 31, 2007

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is sponsoring the NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program offering undergraduates across the United States mentored research experiences at the NASA centers. Two sessions are typically offered, one each in the summer and fall. The NASA USRP seeks applications from undergraduates enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. college or university. Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors at the completion of the spring of the current year's semester or quarter. Eligible fields of study are academic major or demonstrated course work concentration in engineering, mathematics, computer science or physical/life sciences.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Student Fellowship Program
Deadline: Feb 15, 2007

Summer Student Fellowships are awarded to undergraduate students completing their junior or senior year at colleges or universities, studying in any of the fields of science or engineering with at least a tentative interest in the ocean sciences, oceanographic engineering, mathematics, or marine policy. Fellowships are awarded to pursue an independent research project under the guidance of a member of the Scientific or Senior Technical Staff. These projects typically are suggested by the advisor, and are agreed upon jointly by fellow and advisor. Through this program of Summer Fellowship grants, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's (WHOI) aim is to give a promising group of science and engineering students experience, which will assist them in determining whether they wish to devote careers to the study of the oceans.

Tufts Biomedical Research Experiences for Engineering Majors (BREEM) Summer Internship Program
Deadline: March 31, 2007 (tenative)

We are now accepting applications for the Biomedical Research Experiences for Engineering Majors (BREEM) summer internship program. This NIH-funded program is designed for Tufts students who are majoring in engineering or computer science and are interested in how these disciplines can be applied to biomedical research. Ten students will work individually with faculty on a research project over the summer, for a minimum of ten weeks. Accepted students will receive a stipend of $5,160 and up to $750 to defray research costs. Students must first identify and contact a faculty mentor on one of the Tufts campuses. The application deadline is March 31, and should include the materials listed in the application packet.

Tufts Summer Scholars Program
Deadline: March 16, 2007

The Tufts Summer Scholars Program is a University-wide initiative that offers research apprenticeships with faculty/clinical mentors to motivated Tufts undergraduates. The Program gives students a chance to be on the front line of discovery and scholarship at Tufts today. Every Tufts school, department, and research center provides opportunities for interested students to experience research first hand. By exploring the challenge of creating new knowledge, we bring learning to life. In response to the Task Force on the Undergraduate Experience’s proposals to enhance our intellectual climate, build community, and add coherence to the curriculum, Tufts University created the Tufts Summer Scholars Program in 2003. Last year, support was provided for 50 Tufts undergraduates to do summer research with faculty from Tufts schools and affiliated hospitals. Each student will receive $3,500 for full-time research that will ideally lead to a senior honors thesis. In addition, a $1,000 grant to defray research expenses will be made available to each recipient up until the time of graduation. Faculty/clinical mentors will receive a $1,000 research stipend.

CRA-W Distributed Mentor Project
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2007

The objective of the DMP is to increase the number of women entering graduate studies in the fields of computer science and engineering. This highly selective program matches promising undergraduate women with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience at the faculty member's home institution. Students are directly involved in a research project and interact with graduate students and professors on a daily basis. This experience is invaluable for students who are considering graduate school, providing them with a close-up view of what graduate school is really like and also increasing their competitiveness as an applicant for graduate admissions and fellowships.

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU)
Deadline: Varies by location

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.

Funding

Microsoft Scholarships
Deadline: January 15, 2007

We've earmarked more than $500,000 in scholarships for the 2006-2007 academic year. As a recipient of one of our scholarships, you'll enjoy the benefits for one academic year. It covers up to 100 percent of your tuition for the 2006-2007 academic year as posted by the financial aid office of your university or college.

AFCEA Educational Foundation
Deadline: May 1, 2007

Scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to full time students currently enrolled in accredited degree-granting 4-year colleges or universities in the United States. Candidates must be at least second-year college students, enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application.

NOAA/Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: April 2007

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States. Eligibility: U.S. Citizens Only. 1. Full-time junior academic status in Fall term following application in an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories. 2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in all completed undergraduate courses and major field of study. 3. Majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission, e.g., biological, life, and agricultural sciences; physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and teacher education.