- January 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm
Summer Research Fellowship in Molecular
& Integrative Physiology
The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the
University of Michigan is pleased to offer a summer fellowship
program to support undergraduate students interested in summer
research in physiology and/or biomedical sciences. Student currently
enrolled at any degree granting university or college are eligible to
apply, with preference give to those students interested in a career in
research. Funds are also available for students from engineering,
computational sciences or other quantitative backgrounds interested
in research on diabetes or digestive diseases.
Each student will be matched, based on their interests, to a
laboratory led by a faculty member of the Department of Molecular &
Integrative Physiology. This collection of laboratories is involved in
nationally recognized research, in topics such as hormones and
signal transduction, obesity and diabetes, reproduction and
circadian rhythms, gastrointestinal physiology, cardiovascular
disease and hypertension, renal and pulmonary function, muscle
contractile mechanisms, ion channels and neurophysiology.
The stipend for 2011 will be $4200 for twelve weeks of full-time work
from May 31 to August 19. There will be a research forum at the end
of the summer in which fellows will present their work, as well as
opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer.
Further details and application materials are available from the
The deadline for applications is February 18, 2011.
Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
University of Michigan Medical Center
1301 E. Catherine Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5622
- January 10, 2011 at 8:52 am
The Eco-Informatics Summer Institute (EISI) (http://eco-informatics.engr.oregonstate.edu/) will be held from June 13- August 19th, 2011, at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest (http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/) in the beautiful Oregon Cascade mountains. Please view/print attached brochure for more details.
Eco-Informatics, an emerging discipline, integrates mathematics, computer science, statistics, and engineering with the study and management of ecosystems. Through a ten-week undergraduate/early graduate research experience, the EISI will provide interdisciplinary training for young scientists to help manage ecosystems in our technologically sophisticated, globalized world.
Through the integration of research and education, effective mentoring, and hands-on experiences at the HJ Andrews, nine participants will gain:
1. valuable research experience in Eco-Informatics and in their own disciplines.
2. the foundation and opportunities to develop and seek support for their own graduate program, including a peer-reviewed research proposal.
3. the training to become outstanding interdisciplinary scientists and effective contributors to the science and management of ecosystems.
Participants will receive:
1. a total stipend of $4,000.
2. travel, up to $500, for transportation to the Summer Institute will be provided to participants.
3. free lodging at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest.
4. 3 meals per day for the first and final weeks of the program.
5. the opportunity for down time and group activities such as white water rafting.
For more details and application, please go to:
The application deadline is February 18th, 2011
To view Oregon State University’s Graduate Brochure, please visit.
If you have any questions, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- January 10, 2011 at 8:30 am
University of Michigan Cardiovascular
Center Summer Research Fellowship
The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center is
pleased to offer a summer fellowship program to support
undergraduate students that are interested in
cardiovascular research. Any student who is currently
enrolled at any degree granting University or College is
eligible to apply, with preference given to those students
interested in a career in research.
Each student will be matched, based on their interests, to
a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the
University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. This
collection of laboratories is involved in nationally
recognized research, in topics such as atherosclerosis,
genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac
arrhythmias, vascular biology and heart failure.
The stipend for 2011 will be $4000 for ten weeks of full-
time work from May 31st to August 6th. There will be a
research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows
will present their work, as well as opportunities to attend
research seminars throughout the summer.
The deadline for the applications is January 31, 2011.
The Summer Fellowship Program is supported by the University of Michigan
Cardiovascular Center and the Esperance Family Foundation.
U of M Cardiovascular Center Summer
University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive SPC 5852, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
- January 5, 2011 at 8:11 am
MURF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
The MURF program aims to increase the participation of underrepresented
students (such as African American, Hispanic, and Native American, females
who are underrepresented in their discipline, and first-generation college
students) in science and engineering Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs and to make
Caltech's programs more visible to students not traditionally exposed to
Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating
seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA
of 3.0 is required.
Support: MURF students will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program.
Additional housing and travel support may be provided.
Application: Online applications are due January 12, 2011
For more information, please visit www.murf.caltech.edu
AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology,
chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology,
biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and
Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating
seniors, must be attending a four-year university, and must be U.S. citizens
or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.
Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $5500 award, round-trip air
transportation, a generous housing allowance, and a food allowance.
Application: Online applications are due February 15, 2011
For more information, please visit www.amgenscholars.caltech.edu
California Institute of Technology
Mail Code 330-87
Pasadena, CA 91125
- December 20, 2010 at 8:23 am
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Sciences
Duke University Marine Lab – Beaufort, NC
Application Deadline: February 14, 2011
Visit the website for additional information and the application:
Nine students will participate in a 10 week (June 6 - August 12, 2011) semi-independent research program with faculty mentors in the following general areas:
Marine sensory physiology, ecology and behavior
Coastal and estuarine processes
The REU Program covers housing and meals and provides a stipend and travel allowance.
Application materials include:
Statement of interest
Two letters of recommendation
Completed application (available on the website)
Materials should be labeled with your last name (example: Last name.Application) and submitted together in one email. Your transcript and letters of recommendation may arrive separately. Application materials (including transcripts and recommendation letters) can be sent to email@example.com or by mail to:
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd.
Beaufort, NC 28516
For questions about the Duke Marine Lab REU program, please contact:
Dr. Richard Forward
Applications are encouraged from U.S. citizens belonging to groups currently underrepresented in the marine sciences (i.e., Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, African Americans, Latino/Hispanics and Pacific Islanders)
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Duke University Marine Lab
(252) 504-7648 fax
Duke Marine Lab is on Facebook!
- December 20, 2010 at 8:17 am
Western Kentucky University seeks talented science students to participate in its summer
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in
investigative biotechnology. We hope that you will encourage interested students to apply.
Our preference is for rising juniors and seniors (younger students with research experience
will be considered), who have completed core courses in the science curriculum at their home
institutions and have demonstrated a curiosity and passion for science. We especially
encourage applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate
education in the biological sciences.
Thirteen faculty members in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics and Computer Science
will serve as mentors to accepted students. These students will gain much.
Academically, students will be trained in research techniques, participate
in exciting research (students can chose from over nineteen projects), and
gain valuable presentation skills. Additionally, students will benefit from
a series of workshops exploring ethics and preparing students to apply for
and succeed in graduate school. Practically, students will receive a stipend
of $480 per week, free housing, meal and travel allowances, and lab supplies.
Students can find more information and application
instructions at http://www.wku.edu/biotechreu.
Applications must be postmarked by Friday, February 4, 2011.
If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact
Dr. Shivendra Sahi (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Dr. Rodney King (email@example.com), or myself (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- December 14, 2010 at 9:39 am
We are offering an exciting summer program for up to 30 undergraduate students to collaborate with scientists conducting ecological research.
Attached is a detailed program brochure as well as a few power point slides for presentation to interested students.
The deadline for this program is February 4th, 2011
Apply on-line at: http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/
Applications available on-line as of December 1st.
- December 8, 2010 at 1:17 pm
Since these summer research programs recruit undergraduates nationally, many of them have requested that we share information about their programs with our HHMI undergraduate grantees, so that you might convey the information to your undergraduates. Below is a list of these summer undergraduate research opportunities, as provided by these summer programs.
- December 7, 2010 at 8:37 am
A more detailed version of information in this email can be found online
Bioinformatics and Computational Molecular Biology
Undergraduate Summer Research Program
University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming is proud to offer summer research
opportunities to external undergraduate students to engage in research
in bioinformatics and computational molecular biology in Laramie. The
summer research program will last from May 23, 2011 to August 5, 2011
and will include a stipend of $3500 for the period.
The program includes both lectures and educational opportunities as well
as a focus on a research experience. Lectures will be given by both
University of Wyoming faculty and external speakers.
Several labs that will host bioinformatics/computational molecular
biology students include:
* Alex Buerkle: Statistical genetics and models of adaptation and
* Rex Gantenbein: Computational resources for rural health and
* Mark Gomelsky: Statistical analysis of microarray data;
* Snehalata Huzurbazar: Birth-death processes in biology
* Jan Kubelka: Protein folding
* David Liberles: Comparative genomics and molecular evolution
* Rongsong Liu: Epidemiological modeling
* Jessica Siltberg-Liberles: Protein structural bioinformatics
* Anne Sylvester: Comparative genomics of maize
* Dan Wall: Genetics of bacterial motility
* Naomi Ward: Metagenomics and Microbial Genomics
* Cynthia Weinig: Environmental Genetics and Adaptation in Plants
To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and statement of research
email@example.com, arrange to have 2 letters of
recommendation sent directly by the letter writer to firstname.lastname@example.org,
and arrange to have an official transcript sent to:
Department of Molecular Biology
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071
Your cover letter should indicate: 1). Any prior experience in computer
programming and if none, any interest in a mini-tutorial on programming;
2). Your plans (if known) immediately after graduation and if they
include immediately attending graduate or professional school; 3). If
your ultimate career plans involve a Ph.D., an M.D., or an M.D./Ph.D.,
and 4). Your top two choices of research group to work in over the summer.
We welcome your application for summer, 2011. Review of applications
will begin on February 7, 2011 and continue until the class is full.
- November 18, 2010 at 9:49 am
The University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is accepting
applications for its Pre-MSTP Program. The program will provide an opportunity for
highly motivated and talented undergraduates to participate in a ten week summer
research-focused program in the University of Michigan Medical School.
- November 4, 2010 at 2:29 pm
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) hosted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. I also wanted to share with you a resource that my colleagues and I developed, which is an extensive compilation of cancer research internships offered nationwide to high school, undergraduate, post-bac, MPH, and PhD-level students. This compilation can be accessed at: http://www.fhcrc.org/science/education/Cancer%20Research%20Internships_FHCRC%20site.pdf
- November 4, 2010 at 8:14 am
SHURP is a ten week summer research program for college students belonging to groups that are under-represented in the sciences. Opportunities will be available in a varity of bioogical and biomedical sciences.
Deadline is February 1, 2011
For more information http//www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/diversity/shrupintrol.html