Washington University in St. Louis
The Outreach Group at The Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis would like to remind you that we are now accepting applications for our program,
Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR). The OGR programs are directed to increasing the number of underrepresented students who pursue Ph.D.¹s in genomics and related fields. OGR provides students with a mentored research experience at Washington University, as well as other engaging activities to prepare students for competitive Ph.D. programs.
We have two OGR programs that may be of interest to you, Undergraduate Scholars, an eight-week summer program and Extensive Study, a one-year post-baccalaureate program. Both programs include conducting research with premier investigators in genomics and genetics as well as disciplines such as: cancer biology, molecular biology, immunology, and others. We provide a competitive stipend/salary, housing (summer program only), and travel to St. Louis.
Our application is now available online, http://genome.wustl.edu/outreach/programs. I have also attached a flier with additional program information.
OGR important dates to remember:
Application opens (all OGR programs) - Dec. 5, 2014 Early decision deadline - Feb. 6, 2015 Regular deadline Mar. 20, 2015 Extensive
Study deadline May 1, 2015
Undergraduate Scholars May 28, 2015 July 31, 2015 Extensive Study
Aug. 3, 2015 June 30, 2016
University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Research Programs
The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a number of Summer Research Opportunities to undergraduate students. These are unique opportunities for undergraduates to work closely with faculty mentors and graduate students in their major discipline. Students accepted into research programs are matched with faculty whose expertise and interests match the student’s research interest. Students gain valuable skills for success in post-graduate studies and careers in their chosen field. Upon completing their summer research, students have the opportunity to present and receive reviews of their individual work. The SROP goal is to create a diverse academic environment by increasing the number of traditionally underrepresented students in UW-Madison graduate programs and ultimately the professoriate.
2015 SING Workshop - applications now being accepted
The Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will once again be hosting the Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) Workshop. The workshop will take place from August 2-9, 2015, at the IGB to discuss genomics as a tool for Native American communities and assist in the training of Native Americans in the concepts and methods currently used in genomics.
The aims of the workshop are to facilitate discussions on indigenous values and whether scientific methods can be beneficially incorporated with these values, and to provide awareness of how genomics is currently used as a tool to assist in projects focused on natural resources, history and biomedicine. Additional instruction in fundamental concepts and methods in genomics and bioinformatics, including both theoretical aspects and practical laboratory- and computer-based training, will take place.
More information and the online application can be found at: http://conferences.igb.illinois.edu/sing/
Summer Research Opportunity- Biophysics
The program takes place May 12 – July 31 in North Carolina. NIH provides full funding for this course, to include travel, housing, meals, course costs, and a stipend. Details can be found here: http://www.biophysics.org/Education/Education/SummerResearchPrograminBiophysics/tabid/5543/Default.aspx
This program will introduce minority and underrepresented students to the field of biophysics, an interdisciplinary subject that applies the principles of physics, math, and chemistry to biology. Students will:
- participate in lectures and seminars on the dynamic and growing field of biophysics.
- work in a lab on their own independent research project.
- meet faculty members from graduate programs across the country.
The Biophysical Society Summer Research Program takes place at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Summer Program participants at UNC will:
- take a weekend beach trip with other summer students to the nearby Atlantic Ocean.
- visit Duke University labs and gardens, located only 20 minutes from Chapel Hill.
- spend the summer living and enjoying the culture of beautiful Chapel Hill!
The priority deadline for applications is February 16. Applicants can be continuing undergraduates or finishing their degree this spring. This program provides excellent preparation for graduate school!
Postbac Prgm. in Math, Chemistry, Physics and Earth and Plan. Sciences
- One year or two year program with the option of pursuing the Masters, including one summer
- Full academic year stipend, (10 months each academic year) full tuition waiver, full summer stipend and $2000 travel fund
- Advanced key undergraduate or graduate classes in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or Earth and Planetary Sciences
- Participation in independent research
- Mentoring by faculty, near-peers and other program advisors
- Preparation for graduate school application
- GRE preparation
- Professional and career development activities
- Social and collegial activities
U-M Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
Summer undergraduate research experiences offer students the opportunity to participate in exciting projects, mentored by and working side-by-side with some of the brightest minds in science. In line with our mission to be at the forefront of research frontiers, many programs for undergraduates are available not only within PIBS, but also across the greater University.
Harvard University’s Molecules, Cells, and Organisms Ph.D. Training Program
In partnership with Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Leadership Alliance Consortium, this program provides participants with the opportunity to conduct research with a Harvard faculty member, present their science in poster and oral presentations, receive a stipend, housing, meal plan, and transportation to and from the Harvard campus.
Program dates are June 8–August 16, 2015 and the application deadline is February 1, 2015. We would welcome applications from your students and appreciate if you would forward this information to your community.
For more information about the program, please visit the following sites:
NSF REU Program at the University of Utah
The University of Utah is accepting applications for our National Science Foundation-Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program. Ten students will have the opportunity to engage in cutting edge research (on a project of their choice) between June 1st and July 31st, 2015. In addition to the valuable research training the students will receive, our program will hold joint events (both academically and socially) with the other REU programs on campus, such as those in MRSEC and the Physics and Astronomy Department. For more details, I have attached a digital brochure of our REU program. Please share this opportunity with your outstanding undergraduates and encourage them to apply. If there are other pools of qualified students in your institution, we would appreciate it if you could forward this announcement to them, too.
The application process is simple and can be completed online (link below). We need to receive these applications by March 15, 2015.
2015 UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Announcement
This national program provides participants with the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research with a faculty member and his/her research team, communicate their science in poster and oral presentations, prepare for graduate school, and receive a stipend, housing, meal allowance, and transportation to and from the UC Berkeley campus.
Program dates are June 1 - August 7, 2015 and the application deadline is Monday, February 2, 2015.
For more information about the program, please visit the following sites:
UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program Website at http://amgenscholars.berkeley.edu
National Amgen Scholars Program Website at http://amgenscholars.com
Summer Research Opportunity! UNM's 2015 Undergraduate Pipeline Network Summer Research Program Application is NOW open!
We are now accepting applications for The Undergraduate Pipeline Network (UPN) summer research experience at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center. The application deadline is February 20, 2015.
The UPN program seeks to cultivate student interest in research while helping them develop the skills needed to apply for and succeed in post-baccalaureate education. During the ten-week summer program, UPN students conduct full-time research, mentored by their lab Principal Investigator (PI) and team of postdocs, technicians, graduate students, and other undergraduates. In addition, students participate in weekly seminars and team-building activities focused on professional development and networking. This year our program will run from May 28 through August 6, 2015, and requires a full time commitment from our students, who work on average of 40 hours per week. UPN students receive an academic fellowship (stipend) of up to $5000 for the summer.
The goals of our program are to provide the opportunity for undergraduate students to:
· Conduct biomedical or community-based/health disparities research for 10 weeks at a nationally recognized Health Sciences Center
· Build credentials for graduate, medical or other professional training.
· Improve writing, presentation and interview skills
· Assist in the design, collection, processing & analysis of scientific data.
· Learn cutting-edge research techniques and use state-of-the-art technology.
· Present their research to the New Mexico scientific community.
· Receive a summer stipend of up to $5000.
· “Experience so many interesting things” while having “a wonderful time” and a “great summer,” according to past participants.
With the mission of preparing and recruiting the next generation of research scientists and clinicians, we hope to expose students to the breadth of opportunities that exist within the fields of biomedical and community-based research. Please encourage students who are interested in research to apply for our program.
Our program information and application can be found at the links listed below:
Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech
Application Deadline: February 15, 2015
Program Description: Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate majors are invited to apply for a ten-week (May 24- July 31, 2015) research program. Program participants will receive a stipend of $5,000, a travel allowance, and housing. Participants supported by must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US.
REU students carry out a research project under the direction of a faculty member in School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”). Projects are available in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, physical, and polymer chemistry with a number of projects involving interdisciplinary research perspectives. Contributions by undergraduate participants often result in publication of papers in the peer-reviewed literature with the student listed as an author. In addition to full time research, students participate in a number of professional development seminars, site visits to scientific companies/government labs, and social activities with fellow students and other REU groups on the Georgia Tech campus. Students interested in a career in research are encouraged to apply. Please use the website above to apply to the Chemistry and Biochemistry REU Program at Georgia Tech.
Nebraska's summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to an interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program aimed at conducting cutting edge social and behavioral research into understanding and reducing health disparities and in diversifying minority health researchers. A complete listing of faculty mentors and research project descriptions can be found on our website at http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram. Students can also find information about program benefits including a competitive stipend, room and board, travel expenses, and more.
Summer 2015 programs include:
During the Nebraska Summer Research Program
, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory.