Opportunity for undergrads/postbacs interested in going to graduate school:
Are you an underrepresented undergraduate student that is looking to earn a PhD in biomedical science and just aren’t quite ready to go to graduate school or need a little bit more experience or time to be truly competitive for a top tier graduate program? If so, you should know about our Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program at The Ohio State University, DISCOVERY PREP. This NIH-funded postbac program runs for one year and is designed to prepare recent college graduates for success in graduate school. Accepted scholars are provided with: a PAID one year research experience in a laboratory with a nationally recognized research mentor in a biomedical science discipline; Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation assistance; individual mentoring; assistance with application preparation for PhD graduate programs; career development workshops; andopportunities to travel and network with other scientists throughout the nation. We are accepting applications until March 1st, 2019 but interested individuals are encouraged to APPLY EARLY. More information can be found on our web page or the application can be accessed directly through the link below.
The Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) extends a warm greeting and hope that all of you are having a productive fall term. The OITE offers a variety of training opportunities and valuable career development to NIH trainees. We encourage you to explore the program opportunities mentioned below.
Students seeking a comprehensive summer research experience should explore the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP). SIP welcomes eligible college, graduate, and professional students to spend eight to ten weeks conducting biomedical research with NIH investigators. SIP includes the following subprograms run by the OITE: The Community College Summer Enrichment Program(CCSEP) for community college students; the College Summer Opportunities to Advance Research Program (C-SOAR) and the AMGEN Scholars at NIH Program forstudents at four-year universities; the Graduate Summer Opportunities to Advance Research Program G-SOARfor grad students. The SIP application is currently open through mid-March. To gain more information about the application process, please view this video.
The Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The UGSP offers up to $20K in scholarship support, paid research training during the summer and after graduation. To determine if you meet the financial need eligibility guidelines, the UGSP encourages all applicants to complete the Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) form and submit it to your financial aid office. Please watch this video for additional application information.
The Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) is a biomedical research program that enables eligible recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional school to spend one or two years working with investigators at the NIH. It’s designed to provide recent college graduates with a research experience and valuable career development seminars and workshops. Before preparing your application, please watch this video for instructions. The application is always open and we suggest you submit your application at least six to eight months before graduation.
For graduating undergraduate students who are specifically interested in a postbac experience focused on health disparities, you should consider applying to the NIH Academy. The NIH Academy offers trainees the opportunity to learn about health disparities, enhance their knowledge of gaps in health outcomes, and investigate what is being done to address health disparity issues. The application for the NIH Academy becomes available in May. Another opportunity is the NIH Academy Enrichment Program, this program provides one year of Postbac IRTA funding while participating in the NIH Academy and other career and professional development activities. **NEW THIS YEAR- The NIH Academy Enrichment Program application will be available starting in late January.
Broad Cancer Genomic Scholars (BCGS- postbac) – broad.io/bcgs
An innovative, two-year program run jointly by the Broad Diversity, Education and Outreach Office and the Cancer Program, BCGS offers participants a comprehensive, structured and immersive experience that includes groundbreaking research and academic and career guidance. BCGS participants will carry out research as paid, full-time Associate Computational Biologists or Research Associates, working alongside leading scientists within the Broad Cancer Program.
Eligibility – seniors or recent graduates who majored in the biological, physical or computer sciences, engineering or mathematics, and are interested in pursuing a graduate degree (M.S., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D.
Deadline: January 26, 2018
Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP) – broad.io/bsrp
The Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP) offers students with a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM disciplines the opportunity to conduct intensive research in a collaborative community. Students from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply.
BSRP participants spend the summer performing original computational or experimental-based research in labs across the Broad Institute’s research areas, from cancer to infectious disease to computational biology. In addition, the program features a rich curriculum outside the lab that emphasizes career development, personal development, and teamwork in a small cohort.
Deadline: January 8, 2018