Summer Opportunities through Professional Associations and Organizations

Some of the member professional associations provide links to summer opportunities to help you successfully pursue your career pathway. Please review and correspond with the contacts. Make sure you mention that you are Ventures Scholar. Feel free to email and let us know you are applying for one of these opportunities
In the subject line of the email, write the name of the opportunity and in the body provide us with your first name, last n ame, institution, major and email address.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)
American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
Mathematics Association of America (MAA)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is a searchable, continuously updated database of research funding opportunities. It is our one stop shop for scientific funding on the web for all levels of study and research.


Contact Information:

Jose Fernandez
Minority Scientists Network
phone: 202-326-8735

American Association of Medical Colleges
American Dental Education Association
Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)is a free (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer medical and dental school preparatory program that offers eligible students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation.

Program offerings include:
--Academic enrichment in the basic sciences (organic chemistry, physics, biology, pre-calculus/calculus) and key elective courses (writing, oral presentations, current topics in health)
--Learning-skills seminars, including study skills and methods of individual and group learning
--Limited clinical exposure through small-group clinical rotations and full-group clinician seminars
--Career development, including the exploration of the medical and dental professions and an individualized education plan to identify other appropriate summer experiences
--A financial-planning workshop

For eligibility criteria, go to
For additional information, please go to   

Targeted Population   
Freshmen and Sophomores interested in medical or dental school

Application Deadline:   
March 1, 2006. Apply now because all SMDEP program sites accept qualified applicants on a rolling basis.

Contact Information
Sonya C. Smalls, M.B.A.
Staff Associate
Division of Diversity Policy and Programs
Association of American Medical Colleges
(202) 862-6293 ph/fax

Mathematics Association of America   
Did you ever wonder what it means to do research in mathematics? How do you start? Where do you get a problem? What do you do when you get stuck? What, exactly, are you doing when you're not stuck? Most people have to wait until graduate school to find answers to these questions. Increasing numbers of undergraduates, however, are getting a sneak peek at research mathematics by attending one of the many Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) offered around the country. (There are approximately twenty mathematics REUs each summer.


Targeted Population
Undergraduate Students

Application Deadline
Application deadlines vary by institution.   

Contact Information
Contacts vary by institution. Go to website link for specific site information.



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