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Summer Biology Research Opportunities at Hofstra

All full-time Hofstra faculty and several adjunct faculty in the Department of Biology offer opportunities for summer research and may mentor undergraduate students. For details, consult our Faculty link.

Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The Department of Biology offers several competitive summer fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students wishing to pursue independent research. These fellowships provide a stipend of $4,500 to the students for an intensive, 10-week summer research program. These fellowships may be used in conjunction with course work (i.e. Bio 90, 91, 93, 94 or 190) to extend research activities. Email the Department of Biology for more details. Please download the appropriate form from the links below.

The deadline for Undergraduate and Graduate Summer Fellowship applications for the Summer 2020 is April 6, 2020.

Opportunities for High School Students

There are ample opportunities in the Department of Biology for high school students to engage in research projects during the summer. All interested high school students should refer to the Hofstra University Summer Science Research Program (HUSSRP) for further details, including how to apply to this program. 

Some additional sites to explore:

National Science Foundation's (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates home page and the list of biology sites for the summer.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research and Training which links to several educational programs sponsored by NIH.

Department of Energy (DOE) Student Programs and Internships. You might be thinking "DOE? And biology?" but just remember that DOE was the federal agency in charge of the human genome project, and they run all of the National Laboratories, including Brookhaven National Lab here on Long Island.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers internships as well.