Funding Opportunities for Students

Funding Opportunities in STEM for Students

Undergraduate Summer Internships 

U.S. Education Department Hispanic-Serving Institutions—Science Technology Engineering & Math 

U.S. Education Department Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program

U.S. Education Department Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions


The Undergraduate Summer Internship Program is limited to students whose major programs are housed within NJCU’s College of Arts & Sciences:

  • STEM: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math
  • Arts: Art, Media Arts, Music Dance & Theater
  • Humanities: English, History Philosophy & Religion, Women’s & Gender Studies, World Languages & Cultures
  • Social Sciences: Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

NJCU students in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students entering their junior years. Per federal regulations, Undergraduate Summer Interns must be U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents, or non-citizens with authorization to work in the U.S. to receive compensation. Students who are ineligible for compensation may apply as volunteer interns. 


A Summer Internship enables undergraduate students to conduct original research or contribute to creative works under the supervision of faculty mentors. Participants engage in authentic scholarship, work with state-of-the-art technologies, and communicate their findings and works to their professional community at local and/or regional conferences. The goal of this program is to prepare students for post-graduate study and careers in their respective fields.

The Summer experience also includes instruction in project design; responsible conduct of research; training with instrumentation, experimental and technical procedures; laboratory safety and human subjects protection; career exploration and planning; faculty mentoring and support; and opportunities to discuss and present research findings.

Research Faculty Profiles

Program Dates  

The Undergraduate Summer Internship Program is 10 weeks long. It begins May 28 and concludes August 1, 2024. Accepted students must be present on campus on the first and last days of the program, as well as additional dates that will be communicated later in the semester. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2024. Applicants will be notified in April and May 2024 regarding their acceptance status. Please provide accurate contact information and check your email accounts for future program updates.

Questions about the program or the application process may be directed to Dr. Kristina Harb at 201-200-2143 or

Students Apply Online Here

Form for Recommending Student Interns

Faculty Apply Online Here


STEM Supplemental Instruction

Apply to be a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader today!

What is Supplemental Instruction?

  • Supplemental Instruction is a trademarked method of delivering academic support to students through a “collaborative learning environment.”
  • SI serves historically challenging gatekeeper courses.
  • SI offers multiple one-hour sessions per week, facilitated by a student leader. These sessions target study skills, collaborative exercises and integration of course concepts without “re-lecturing” the material.
  • SI targets the subjects and not the students.
  • SI is voluntarily attended and is not a course requirement.

What do Supplemental Instruction Leaders do?

  • They enhance, but do not duplicate the classroom experience.
  • Help students to develop study strategies and self-evaluate their progress.
  • Provide opportunities for students to test their knowledge of course material.
  • Provide an environment for students to actively engage in learning.

How is Supplemental Instruction different from Tutoring?

At NJCU, tutoring is available by appointment as well as walk-in services in the HUB. Tutoring sessions are student-directed; tutors provide explanations to students’ questions. Supplemental Instruction is SI Leader directed; regularly scheduled sessions include structured collaborative learning activities. Students may benefit from both tutoring and participation in SI sessions.







NJCU Supplemental Instruction
Jennifer Rak, SI Coordinator
Karnoutsos Hall 111B
Instagram: @njcu_si

Dr. Evelyn Kivy Rosenberg Scholarship for Academic Achievement in Biology

A partial scholarship(s) for academic excellence will be awarded each year to a Junior* Biology major who is selected as being the most deserving by the Biology Department Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship will be used during the Senior year and the monies awarded will be forwarded from the Development Office directly to NJCU’s Business Office. Applications must be received by April of each year and winners will be announced by May 1 of each year.

Each applicant must have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average in Biology major courses and a 3.0 overall cumulative average.

The Biology Department Scholarship Committee will select a winner(s) considering the applicants overall activities in the department, including:

  • Performance in teaching and mentoring (Supplemental Instruction Leader, tutor and/or Professorial Assistant)
  • Participation and service in Biology Department programs and organizations (Tri-Beta, Biology Club, AMSA, Greenhouse Society etc.)
  • Research productivity (abstracts, posters, oral presentations, meetings attended)

Interviews of applicants may be requested by the Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship Committee reserves the right not to make an award if no student is deemed deserving, or if funds are insufficient, or to split an award in a case when two candidates are judged to be equally meritorious.

*Junior-year students are defined as having 61–90 credits.

Interested students should contact Dr. Reed Carroll at


New Jersey Space Grant Consortium

Academic Year Internship 
The Academic Year Internship Program awards one year internships with a stipend of $2,000 to undergraduate students in N.J. universities to conduct research in STEM and space science related fields. This program is administered by NJCU on a competitive basis. For more information contact the chairperson of the Physics Department

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