Category Archives: Mentorship

2018 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program

The University of California, Berkeley is pleased to announce the 2018 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program.
This national program provides participants with the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research with a faculty member and his/her research team, communicate their project findings in poster and oral presentations, prepare for graduate school and the GRE, learn about scientific writing, network with faculty, community building with their peers through various social activities and receive a stipend, housing, meal allowance, and transportation to and from the Berkeley campus.
Program dates are May 28-August 3, 2018 and the application deadline is Thursday, February 1, 2018.
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 REU Program: Marine Sciences

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Marine Sciences for Summer 2018.  This NSF-funded experience at the University of Delaware will provide undergraduates the opportunity to work with faculty in research-intensive setting on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, or marine geology.  In addition to hands-on research experience, student support includes a $6,000 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance.

More information and the application can be found on their website. You may also be interested to hear directly from former interns, or see one of their field trips from last summer.

Amgen Scholars Program

Every year, the Amgen Scholars Program provides 240 selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of Europe, USA, and Asia’s premier educational institutions – posted on Trialect . Eligible students enrolled at colleges and universities throughout the world may apply. Stipend, Housing and round-trip travel costs are covered and the amount depends on the host University. Depending up on where you live, you can apply to the following programs:

Amgen Scholars Europe
Amgen Scholars USA
Amgen Scholars Worldwide

Neuroscience Pipeline Program: Undergraduate Summer Research Experience

The Washington University in St. Louis Neuroscience Pipeline program prepares undergraduates from diverse backgrounds for neuroscience PhD programs.  We combine outstanding research training, a rigorous curriculum and an empowering support system that allows participants to thrive on their path to graduate school and beyond. With support from the NIH BP-ENDURE Program and Washington University, accepted students are funded for up to two summers. Overall, the program embeds students in a network of neuroscientists and enhances the success and persistence of trainees.

Benefits

  • Up to two summers of cutting-edge research.
  • $5000 stipend per summer.
  • Free housing and travel to and from the program.
  • Academic and professional development workshops.
  • GRE (or MCAT) prep course.
  • Attend up to two scientific conferences annually.
  • Individualized advising and mentoring.

Eligibility

A strong candidate is:

  • Interested in research and pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD in a neuroscience-related field.
  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate.
  • A US citizen or permanent resident.
  • From an underrepresented group (e.g. racial or ethnic minorities, students with disabilities, from a low-income household and first-generation college students).

Program Dates

  • May 29, 2018 – August 4, 2018

Applications Due: February 1, 2018

Apply: endure.wustl.edu

Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program – University of Pennsylvania

Paid Summer Internships in Health Services Research

The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offers paid summer internships for underrepresented minority undergraduates, or any other undergrads interested in exploring the field of health services research.

LDI is one of the country’s largest health services research centers coordinating the work of more than 200 senior fellows investigating the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the U.S.

The LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program pairs students with senior fellows to work on real research projects throughout the three-month duration of the course.  Those mentors are also faculty members at Penn Medicine, The Wharton School, Penn Nursing, Penn Dental and CHildren’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Designed to provide an immersive experience with the disciplines and culture of the academic health services research community, the program particularly encourages candidates from minority groups that are underrepresented in this field (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander) to apply.

A committee of Penn faculty selects each year’s SUMR scholars from the highly competitive applicant pool.

Eligibility

Program participants should have an interest in health care and strong quantitative skills.  Prospective participants do not have to make a commitment in advance to attend graduate school in order to be accepted into the program, but an academic or research career should be something they might consider.

What Do SUMR Scholars Do?

  • Work with Penn faculty mentors on one or two health services research projects of the student’s choice
  • Gain practical advice about graduate school opportunities and assistance with the graduate school application process, including a GRE prep program
  • Attend weekly lunch meetings with Penn faculty to discuss their projects and learn more about the broad range of health services research in which Penn faculty are engaged
  • Present a final presentation on mentored health services research project(s) at the SUMR Research Symposium
  • Attend the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting as a group, all expenses paid
  • Take part in various extracurricular activities/social functions sponsored by the SUMR program

To Apply

Visit the SUMR website at http://ldi.upenn.edu/sumr/application
Deadline February 1

For More Information

Contact the Program Director, Joanne Levy, MBA, at levyj@wharton.upenn.edu

Drug Abuse Research Training (DART) Program at the Medical University of SC

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 NIDA-funded Summer Research Fellowship for the Drug Abuse Research Training (DART) Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.  The Summer Research Fellowship is a structured 10-week mentored program that pair trainees with a faculty research mentor and involves weekly didactics and exposure to cutting-edge research in addiction and psychiatry. A stipend of $3,500 is provided.

To apply, click here. For more information, please visit http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/psychiatry/addiction-sciences/research/DART/dart-summer

Contact Ms. Nicola Thornley, DART Program Coordinator, at nicolat@musc.edu or 843-792-5446 with any questions.

Neuroscience Graduate Program

If you are committed to a career in neuroscience research, consider our Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) at the Vollum Institute/Oregon Health and Science University.

The NGP faculty is large and diverse while the number of graduate students remains relatively small, allowing graduate students to connect with highly accomplished scientists including many well-recognized senior scientists as well as a growing number of outstanding junior faculty members. As a medical campus, OHSU provides its students with access to both translational and clinical research activities, and our graduates go on to secure excellent postdoctoral positions and a wide variety of jobs in academia, industry, and other science-related fields such as science writing.

Visit the NGP website to read about the experiences of some of our graduates and to explore areas in which we excel, including:

  • Biophysics of channels and transporters.
  • Molecular neurobiology and gene regulation.
  • Glial biology.
  • Synapses and circuits.
  • Sensory systems.
  • Developmental neuroscience.
  • Neurobiology of disease.

Our program is recognized as one of the top programs in the US, and we are located in one of its most livable and beautiful cities, Portland. We have great and affordable neighborhoods with restaurants that fit into even a graduate student’s budget. The application deadline for this year’s program is December 1, 2017.

If you are a college junior looking for summer research fellowships, we will be accepting applications for our stipended undergraduate summer research program. The application deadline for this program is March 1, 2018.

Please visit our websites or contact us for more information. I think you will be excited about the quality of our program and the opportunities it presents for a positive PhD experience.

MIT Amgen Scholars Program, Summer 2018

We want you to be aware of an exciting opportunity for students to engage in research at MIT as part of our summer 2018 Amgen Scholars Program. Undergraduates will participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students admitted to this program will conduct full-time research, attend seminars and workshops, present their research, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and attend a mid-summer symposium at UCLA.
Twenty undergraduates, 15 visiting students and 5 MIT students, will be admitted to the program. Participants will be paid $4,500 for the summer, receive on-campus housing, a food allowance, and visiting Scholars will be provided travel to/from Boston.
Attached is a flyer about the program.
More information can also be found here

Summer Research Internship Opportunity, Marshall University

Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Minority Students in Biomedical Sciences

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