ERC Summer Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

Apply now! The National Science Foundation-sponsored Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) are recruiting individuals with disabilities into programs for Summer 2021. 

NSF’s FY 2020 Engineering Research Centers (Lead institutions)

ERCs are located at universities all across the United States, each in close partnership with industry. Each ERC provides an environment in which academe and industry collaborate in pursuing strategic advances in complex engineered systems and systems-level technologies that have the potential to spawn whole new industries or to radically transform the product lines, processing technologies, or service delivery methodologies of current industries. Activity within ERCs lies at the interface between the discovery-driven culture of science and the innovation-driven culture of engineering.

Summer 2021 ERC opportunities are listed below. Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply! Each ERC has unique applications and deadlines.

Apply now for the following ERC Research Experience Programs:


Center for Neurotechnology

University of Washington - Seattle, WA

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Engineering Research Centre in Cellular Metamaterials 

Boston University - Boston, MA 

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

ERC for Biomediated and Bioinspired Geotechnics 

Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

ERC for Cell Manufacturing Technologies

Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

ERC for Innovative and Strategic transformation for Alkane resources

Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN

Research Expereience for Undergraduates (REU)

ERC for Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems

University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

ERC for Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations

Texas A&M University - College Station, TX

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

ERC for Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies

Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

ERC for Re-inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure

Stanford University - Stanford, CA

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) (on hold)

ERC for Ultra-wide Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks

University of Tennessee-Knoxville - Knoxville, TN

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Nanosystems ERC for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Nanosystems ERC for Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies

The University of Texas at Austin - Austin, Texas

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Nanosystems ERC for Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment Systems

Rice University - Houston, TX

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) (on hold)

Nanosystems ERC for Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems

University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) (cancelled)


About AccessERC


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AccessERC is a supplemental project of the Center for Neurotechnology (CNT). CNT headquarters are based at the University of Washington in Seattle, and core partners include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and San Diego State University. The CNT’s mission is to develop innovative neural devices and methods for directing engineered neuroplasticity in the brain and spinal cord, which will improve sensory and motor function for people with spinal cord injury, stroke and other neurological disorders.