Tag Archives: Spring 2019

CSBC/PSON Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Systems Biology Consortium & Physical Science Oncology Network’s Summer Research Program application deadline is less than a month away. Undergrads interested in conducting systems biology & physical oncology research at one of our NCI funded research centers this summer can apply here:https://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/SummerProgram/ 

Information Sessions: Applying for Summer Undergraduate Research Programs at VCU

Greetings colleagues, below is the full schedule of information sessions for spring semester.  Feel free to share widely with students and faculty.  You are also welcome to share our blog post with further details here: http://wp.vcu.edu/vcuurop/2019/01/23/infosessionsspring19/
We will post a separate schedule of Research Poster Design Workshops soon!  Many thanks as always,
Herb

1/24/2019 Thu 3:00 PM-4:00 PM MPC | Harris Hall 2129  (All Summer Programs)

1/31/2019 Thu 3:30 PM-4:30 PM MPC | Temple Building 1160  (Applying for Funding for Community-Engaged Research)

2/5/2019 Tue 3:30 PM-4:30 PM MPC | Temple Building 1160 (All Summer Programs)

2/7/2019 Thu 3:30 PM-4:30 PM MPC | Temple Building 1160 (All Summer Programs)

2/11/2019 Mon 4:00 PM-5:00 PM MPC | Hibbs Hall 264 (All Summer Programs)

2/14/2019 Thu 3:30 PM-4:30 PM MPC | Temple Building 1160 (Applying for Funding for Community-Engaged Research)

2/18/2019 Mon 4:00 PM-5:00 PM MPC | Hibbs Hall 264 (All Summer Programs)

2/26/2019 Tue 3:30 PM-4:30 PM MPC | Temple Building 1160 (Applying for Funding for Community-Engaged Research)

2/28/2019 Thu 3:30 PM-4:30 PM MPC | Temple Building 1160 (All Summer Programs)

2019 Physiology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA

We enthusiastically invite you to apply for the 2019 Physiology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. Since its inception in 1892, the Physiology course has educated generations of leaders in cell biology and has contributed to seminal discoveries, including the Nobel-prize winning discovery of Cyclin B. In this tradition, the 2019 Physiology course provides an incredible opportunity for participants to use cutting-edge tools as they conduct hands-on research with investigators who are at the forefront of quantitative cell biology. As part of its mission to advance new generations of researchers, the Physiology course is strongly committed to recruiting promising students, postdocs, and junior faculty from underrepresented groups, including women and underrepresented minorities, to enroll in the course.

Follow this link to find out more about the course and to apply: http://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/physiology-modern-cell-biology/

The deadline of February 1st is fast approaching. Admissions is ‘need-blind’ and scholarships are available for attendance, so do not let the course costs deter you from applying.

The Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) Application is open for the 2019-2020 academic yea

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive academic scholarships for up to $20,000 per academic year to students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.  Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed for up to 4 years.  Please visit our website at: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp for additional information.

UGSP offers:

Scholarship support

Paid research training at the NIH during the summer and after graduation

Eligibility requirements:

U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident

Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America

Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class

Having ‘Exceptional Financial Need’ as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office (UGSP’s Exceptional Financial Need Form (EFN) can be found on the OITE/UGSP website)

KEY DATES FOR ADMISSION CONSIDERATION IN FALL 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

(Dates updated 1 December 2018)

  • January 2, 2019 – Application Opened
  • March 15, 2019 – Application Deadline
  • March 2019 – Letter of Recommendation Deadline
  • May 11, 2019 – EFN Form with Tax Information Deadline
  • Mid-June 2019 – Invitations to Phone Interview Distributed
  • July 2019 – Phone Interviews for Admission
  • Late-July 2019 – Selection of Scholars

Gilman Scholarship Workshop

If you are a  Pell Grant recipient who is interested in studying or interning abroad, you should apply to the  Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.

The Gilman Scholarship awards over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 (plus up to an additional $3,000 for critical language study) to undergraduates who study or intern abroad for a summer, semester, or academic year.

VCU Education Abroad will be hosting a Gilman Scholarship Writing Workshop to help you craft your application.

Gilman Scholarship Writing Workshop
Monday, February 4th, 12 – 1:30 PM
SGA Chambers, Commons (formerly the Forum Room)

Why come to the Gilman Workshop?
We will help you craft an application that maximizes your chances of receiving Gilman funding, and continue VCU students’ track record of success in writing nationally-competitive Gilman applications.

Why apply to the Gilman Scholarship?
The purpose of the Gilman is to broaden the student population that studies and interns abroad, by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program encourages students to choose non-traditional destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship supports students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including (but not limited to) students with high financial need; community college or transfer students; students in fields such as technology, science, and engineering; students with diverse racial and/or ethnic backgrounds; and students with disabilities.

If you do not receive a Pell Grant but are interested in exploring scholarships and sources of funding for education abroad, please see  internal and external scholarship listings, and feel free to reach out to us for more information at  abroad@vcu.edu.

NSF – Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in the Structure and Function of Proteins

University of Michigan

The Interdisciplinary REU Program in the Structure and Function of Proteins at the University of Michigan provides undergraduate students with a 10-week summer research experience in the areas of biochemistry, biophysics, cheminformatics, chemistry, computational chemistry, enzymology, molecular biology, and plant biology.  Faculty members in this program represent eight departments at the University of Michigan.  The majority of the research projects featured involve studies of protein structure and function.

Students with a sincere interest in the pursuit of a graduate degree (PhD or MS) in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) discipline are strongly encouraged to apply.  Students from institutions with limited resources for research and students from underrepresented backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.

Program Activities

  •         Hands-on Research Experience (research projects & faculty mentors)
  •         Weekly Enrichment Seminars (scientific communication, ethics, graduate school admissions, etc.)
  •         Journal Club
  •         Closing Symposium
  •         Social Outings & Activities

Eligibility

  •         Undergraduate students majoring in a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering or mathematics)
  •         U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

Program Benefits

  •         $5,750 stipend
  •         $900 Meal allowance
  •         $500 Travel allowance
  •         Free housing

Program Deadline – February 15, 2019  

Program Dates – May 22, 2019 – August 2, 2019

(Dates are fixed.  Alternative schedules cannot be accommodated.)

Questions – Please send all inquiries to: ireu.applications@umich.edu.

Start your application today!

Now Accepting Applications for the Neuroscience Scholars Program

Beat the rush – apply now to the award-winning Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP).

The Society for Neuroscience’s NSP is a two-year online training program open to underrepresented neuroscience graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Eighteen candidates will be selected as NSP Fellows, who will have access to a mentor, complimentary registration and travel to Neuroscience 2019 and 2020, and support for additional professional development activities.

Applications close February 21, 2019

This program is supported by NIH, and program guidelines specify that candidates must be from a group recognized as underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences.

For more information on eligibility visit SfN.org/nsp or email nsp@sfn.org.

Paid Summer Research at Emory University for Diverse Scholars

Emory University’s Laney Graduate School under the Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement Office will be hosting the Laney Graduate School’s Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (LGS-SOAR) program.  Application Deadline is January 28, 2019.
 
We are seeking talented underrepresented minority – particularly Black/African American, American Indian, Latinx/Hispanic, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander – and underserved undergraduate students who may benefit from a highly-competitive, 10-week, research-intensive experience. We are seeking emerging researchers interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in one of over 40 academic programs at Emory including humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural, physical and biomedical sciences. Additional program details, eligibility requirements and online application can be found on the web at LGS-SOAR.
 
The program is unique in that all scholars will be mentored by Emory Faculty and teams of postdocs, research technicians, graduate students, and other undergraduates. SOAR researchers receive a housing award for residence on the Emory campus and a stipend to support their full-time attention to research training and developing professional development skills on:
  • Communicating research to a variety of audiences
  • Problem-solving
  • Interpreting results
  • Participating in novel research
  • Navigating difficult ethical situations
  • Network building 
 
I am happy to answer any questions.
 
Application deadline is January 28.
 
Questions?  Contact Assistant Dean Amanda Marie James at laney.edge@emory.edu.

2019 REU Program in Marine Science University of Delaware

The Summer REU Program in Marine Science at the University of Delaware, is an NSF-Funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program for Summer 2019. Applications are due Friday, February 8th. We especially encourage applications from students from community colleges, institutions with limited research opportunities and from underrepresented groups in ocean science.

Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU program supports ten undergraduate students to conduct research in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology or marine geology.  The program will take place at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp campus in the resort community of Lewes, located on the shores of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. In addition to hands-on research experience, student support includes a $6,200 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance.

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

For more information, please contact:

Joanna York
Director, UD REU program in Marine Science
jyork@udel.edu
302-831-7040