Emerging Caribbean Scientists

http://ecs.uvi.edu


At the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School, we are committed to training a new generation of scientists who will advance the frontiers of biomedical knowledge. Established in 2006, our graduate school provides an interactive environment in which PhD students get the full benefit of the close integration of basic science and clinical research for which Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is known. Our program offers students a wide range of learning and research opportunities with our internationally renowned faculty in a highly innovative and collegial scientific environment.


Please visit our website to find out more about us and forward this email to those students who are considering careers in the biomedical sciences.


We will be hosting virtual information sessions providing information on an overview of our PhD program, guidance on how to apply to our graduate school, and a Q&A session with prospective applicants. The next session will be hosted on Wednesday, September 22 at 5:00 PM. You can register for an upcoming session here.


Sincerely,


Michael Overholtzer, PhD

Dean, Gerstner Sloan Kettering


We are excited to begin recruitment for our 2022 G-RISE Cohort at Old Dominion University! The NIH G-RISE at Old Dominion University (ODU) training program enables underrepresented minority students to discover new knowledge and industries to shape the future of biomedical research.

We are extending an invitation to talented, underrepresented students at University of the Virgin Islands and your network to apply to our G-RISE at ODU Program. We offer combined doctoral degree programs in Biomedical Sciences, Computer Science, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

We are thrilled about the success of our G-RISE Program, and the community we are building at Old Dominion University. We welcome other great students into our community as well as encourage attendance for our Fall Open House on November 4.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hannah Kearse at CBE-RISE@odu.edu! We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Related Stories:

Groundbreaking ODU Students Aim to Increase Diversity in Biomedical Research Field « News @ ODU

ODU Awarded a $1.6M NIH Grant to Advance Underrepresented Minority Doctoral Candidates in the Biomedical Research Field « News @ ODU

Old Dominion University’s President Brian O. Hemphill on the G-RISE Program:

https://twitter.com/BrianOHemphill/status/1424073464412049410?s=20


NIAID Training | Announcing INRO 2022


We are pleased to announce that applications for Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) 2022 will be accepted from September 1 - November 22, 2021!

This is an outstanding postbaccalaureate opportunity at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)–see flyer.

Applicants eligible for INRO are talented graduating seniors (bachelor’s or master’s) or those who have recently completed an undergraduate or master’s degree. Through INRO, the NIAID training office sponsors postbaccalaureate trainees from U.S. populations underrepresented in the biomedical sciences and those dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion (Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity). Individuals from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

More information can be found here: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/inro.

Those selected for INRO will participate in a two-day event in February 2022 and meet with potential mentors to discuss training opportunities in allergic, immunologic, and infectious disease research. If offered a position in an NIAID laboratory, the student will be supported for a 1-year postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) starting June 13, 2022.


Eligibility

  • United States citizen or permanent resident

  • Graduating senior (undergraduate or master's program) or have recently completed an undergraduate or master's degree

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher and in good academic standing

  • Available for a one-year postbac fellowship in NIAID that begins on June 13, 2022

Key Dates

Application portal opens - September 1, 2021

Application portal closes - November 22, 2021

Event dates - February 3 - 4, 2022

Cohort start date - June 13, 2022



Students are encouraged to apply to the Harvard Biophysics doctoral program.

We are very interested in receiving applications from your students pursuing STEM research, and have set up a Mentorship & Application Assistance Program for trainees who would like to receive guidance from current Biophysics PhD students.

Last year, we mentored 30+ undergraduate and masters students, and have successfully guided them through applications for every type of research position: from summer internships to research assistants to PhDs.

Please forward this information to any students (or other coordinators) who may be interested.

Note that acceptance into the program will occur on a rolling basis, and we encourage students to submit applications no later than August 27th to be considered for this opportunity.

1. Application Assistance Program: If you are considering a PhD or research internship in Biophysics or any of the adjacent fields**, sign up for our application assistance program, and receive weekly one-on-one feedback from current Biophysics students on your personal and research statements as you craft your application.

Sign up here by filling out this quick form.

**Biophysics is an umbrella program that encompasses a broad range of disciplines and subjects: structural biology, neuroscience, molecular/cell biology, biochemistry, genetics/evolutionary biology, single-molecule imaging, computational modeling, bioengineering and many more.

If you are interested in receiving help with your application, but are not sure whether your subject falls under the scope of this program, please email us by responding directly to this email and we will do our best to accommodate you!

And don’t forget to check out the Harvard Biophysics program.

· Includes a wide range of STEM disciplines: computer science, molecular biology, physics, mathematics, chemistry, and many more…

· Students apply quantitative tools to biological and biomedical questions

· Large and diverse group of faculty on multiple campuses

· Very flexible program: you can craft your own path

Please read more about Harvard Biophysics in the attached flyer, or on our website. You can also respond to this email with any questions! We would also like to remind you that you can request an application fee waiver, if the admissions application fee presents a hardship for you or your family.

2. Mentorship for all STEM students: We know very well how challenging STEM courses and research can be. This is why we, current Harvard Biophysics graduate students, would like to offer our help. Regardless of your field of study or academic stage, you can choose to be paired up with a student mentor to talk with you about research and STEM opportunities, as well as career paths available to you after college. If you would like to be paired up with a Biophysics mentor, or be added to our mailing list for future opportunities, please fill out this quick form.

We also wanted to include a list of research training that Harvard offers to students who would like to gain more experience in STEM research.

3. Resources for junior/sophomore students at Harvard

We would like to point you to some of the many internship opportunities available at Harvard. These are a great way to gain additional research experience, connect with Biophysics faculty, and learn more about STEM PhDs at Harvard.

Please see the list below.

· Harvard-wide Summer Programs:

https://gsas.harvard.edu/diversity/outreach-programs/other-summer-programs

· Harvard Post-baccalaureate Programs:

https://gsas.harvard.edu/diversity/research-scholar-initiative

· SHURP (Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program):

http://dms.hms.harvard.edu/diversity/summer/SHURP.html

· Systems Biology Summer Internship:

https://sysbio.med.harvard.edu/summer-internships

· BCMP Summer Internship:

https://bcmp.hms.harvard.edu/education-and-training/summer-internship

Finally, we would like to point out that there is a large number of excellent STEM PhD programs at Harvard, and some of them might be reaching out to your students in the next few weeks. For a comprehensive list of all PhD programs, please visit Harvard GSAS website. We encourage all students to consider their options carefully, and apply to programs that fit their interests best (please note that Harvard will accept up to 3 applications to graduate-degree programs).

Do not hesitate to reach out to us by responding to this email if you have any questions. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,

Indra Gonzalez (G2), Albert Chen (G2), Emma Sydir (G4), Irina Shlosman (G4)

Martha Bulyk and Venki Murthy, Biophysics Program Directors

Michele Eva, Biophysics Program Administrator



UC Davis MCIP Program

We are encouraging prospective students that would like to pursue graduate studies in Physiology, specifically in the UC Davis MCIP Program. The application deadline is December 1, 2021. Please note that the MCIP deadline is 15 days earlier this year. Thus, students will have to have their full application submitted by them for full consideration. We will appreciate it if you help us distribute the attached flyer around your Institution and to additional interested parties.

The MCIP Graduate Program prides itself in providing a unique, thorough and integrated education in Physiology. Our Faculty is formed by national and international leaders in their fields with well-funded research programs, and a strong commitment with the education and professional development of their mentees.

As a note reflecting the quality of MCIP students and faculty, this year 5 MCIP students were selected for only 6 positions in the prestigious T32 Pharmacology Training Program. MCIP students were selected in a highly competitive process that evaluated over 25 applications of students from different programs. This is amazing and reflects the quality of the research, support and training that students will received.

Thank you in advance for your help. Please, don’t hesitate to contact me, Nicole Rabaud (nerabaud@ucdavis.edu; Graduate Program Coordinator) and/or Dr. Julie Bossuyt (jbossuyt@ucdavis.edu; Chair of the Graduate Program).


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Applications now open for D.O.O.R.S. Scholarship

We created the Diversification of Our Research Scientists (D.O.O.R.S.) Annual Scholarship to support undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds pursuing a career in biotechnology or other life sciences. Apply today or share with someone you know who could benefit.


Scholarship recipients receive:

  • $5,000 towards tuition fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses.

  • Promega 1:1 mentors and attend mentorship sessions to discuss their research, life science career paths, technical writing, and more!

Applications close September 30, 2021 at 11:59pm Central Time.

Apply Today!

Contact doors@promega.com with any questions. Check out the experience of our past D.O.O.R.S. Scholars here.


If you applied for the DOORS scholarship previously but were not selected, you are eligible to reapply.




**Application deadline extended to

Thursday, August 19**


Learning about Laney:

Preview Visitation of Emory University, Laney Graduate School



Program Date: October 3-5, 2021 (In Person)

The James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies at Emory University is excited to host our 3rd Annual Learning about Laney: Preview Visitation of Emory University, Laney Graduate School, Sunday, October 3 - Tuesday, October 5! LGS invites promising, highly qualified, prospective doctoral scholars and academic masters scholars from diverse backgrounds and experiences to explore 40+ PhD programs offered at Emory University.


This fully-funded IN PERSON visit is designed to familiarize potential LGS scholars with our graduate programs, faculty, staff, and current scholars while providing insight into the life of an LGS scholar. All participants will receive round-trip travel to Emory, lodging, and an application fee waiver for the Laney Graduate School.


Participants will arrive in Atlanta, GA on Sunday, October 3, and the visit will convene with an evening welcome activity. Monday, October 4 will be a full-day in-person campus visit. Participants will depart on Tuesday, October 5.


Purpose:

Join us for Emory-specific graduate admissions workshops and conversations with world-renowned faculty and their graduate students. Scholars will also receive advice on submitting a competitive application to graduate programs and learn about the professional and personal development opportunities at Emory and in the city of Atlanta.


Eligibility:

All applicants must graduate no later than Summer 2022 and anticipate enrollment in graduate school in Fall 2022. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or undocumented scholars planning to apply for graduate study for the following fall (start date of Fall 2022). Learning about Laney is designed to provide scholars, from historically underrepresented groups based on their racial and ethnic identities, with an intimate opportunity to learn more about our doctoral programs. For Full Eligibility Criteria, click here.


To apply:

To be considered in our selection process, interested students must fill out the brief application form. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 16, 2021, at 11:59 PM EDT Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT. Applicants will be notified of decisions by Tuesday, August 31, 2021.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact:


Amanda Marie James, PhD

Associate Dean, Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

Emory University, Laney Graduate School



Merck's HBCU Day

September 8, 2021

Merck's HBCU Day will, virtually, take place on September 8, 2021. HBCU Day will be filled with meaningful opportunities for college students of all classifications to hear from leaders across the business and experience an in-depth view of how Merck is Fortifying our Future. Learn how YOU can be a part of the quest to save and improve the lives of people and animals around the world.

For more info and to register:

https://jobs.merck.com/us/en/event/6112dc6dd601800006297337/2021-Virtual-HBCU-Day


Dear Program Directors,


UCLA Graduate Programs in Bioscience is proud to host the fifth annual UCLA Virtual Science Ph.D. Graduate Fair at UCLA! In light of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, this event will consist of a virtual graduate fair. Participants will have a chance to meet representatives of various STEM graduate Ph.D. programs and learn about individual programs, research opportunities, funding, and campus resources. The Fair is meant to provide an opportunity for prospective students to network with UCLA faculty/staff prior to applying to a graduate program.

Students from CSU, HBCU, Tribal Land, and Hispanic and Minority Serving institutions are highly encouraged to attend.

Event Details

Date: August 17, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00 PM

RSVP Here: https://bioscience.ucla.edu/virtual-science-phd-grad-fair/


We ask that you forward this announcement to your students. Additionally, I’ve hyperlinked a flyer that you can share broadly. Please visit our website for a list of participating Ph.D. programs. We sincerely look forward to meeting your students.

Warmly,

Diana

_________________________________

Diana Azurdia, Ph.D.

Director for Recruitment and Inclusion


Cornell Diversity Preview Weekend Fall 2021 Seeking Applications

The Cornell University Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Dept. of Entomology, and School of Integrative Plant Science are pleased to announce our fourth annual Graduate Student Diversity Preview Weekend (DPW) being held virtually from September 17-19, 2021. Our event is intended to introduce students from underrepresented backgrounds to the graduate school application process and to connect them with Cornell students and faculty with shared research interests.

Participants will have the opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with Cornell faculty, learn how to interview, and receive feedback on grad school application materials,

We encourage applications from students from historically excluded and marginalized backgrounds including: underrepresented racial groups (Alaska Natives, Asian/Asian-American, Black/African-American, Latinx, Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders), first-generation students, low income, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+) that are interested in applying for graduate school during the 2019-2020 application cycle. The deadline to apply for our Tier 2 event is August 20th, 2021.

For more information and to register for our event in June 2021, please visit www.cornelldpw.org. If you have any questions, please email inclusivecornell@gmail.com.

All the best,



Learning about Laney:

Preview Visitation of Emory University, Laney Graduate School

Program Date: October 4, 2021

The James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies at Emory University is excited to host our 3rd Learning about Laney: Virtual Preview Visitation of Emory University, Laney Graduate School on Monday, October 4, 2021! LGS invites promising, highly qualified, prospective doctoral scholars from diverse backgrounds and experiences to explore 40+ PhD programs offered at Emory University.


This fully-funded visit is designed to familiarize potential LGS scholars with our graduate programs, faculty, staff, and current scholars while providing insight into the life of a PhD scholar. All participants will receive round-trip travel to Emory, lodging, and an application fee waiver for the Laney Graduate School.


Participants will arrive in Atlanta, GA on Sunday, October 3, and the visit will convene with an evening welcome activity. Monday, October 4 will be a full-day in-person campus visit. Participants will depart on Tuesday, October 5.


Purpose:

Join us for Emory-specific graduate admissions workshops and conversations with world-renowned faculty and their graduate students. Scholars will also receive advice on submitting a competitive application to graduate programs and learn about the professional and personal development opportunities at Emory and in the city of Atlanta.


Eligibility:

All applicants must graduate no later than Summer 2022 and anticipate enrollment in graduate school in Fall 2022. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or undocumented scholars planning to apply for graduate study for the following fall (start date of Fall 2022). Learning about Laney is designed to provide scholars, from historically underrepresented groups based on their racial and ethnic identities, with an intimate opportunity to learn more about our doctoral programs. For Full Eligibility Criteria, click here.


To apply:

To be considered in our selection process, interested students must fill out the brief application form. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 16, 2021, at 11:59 PM EDT. Applicants will be notified of decisions by Tuesday, August 31, 2021.



Computational Physics Summer Program



We are hosting a boot camp and summer school on computational physics,

“Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Training for Modeling Physical Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,” with particular emphasis on applications that require high performance computing, organized here at Rensselaer, June 23 – July 16, 2021 (Troy, NY). Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this program will be held entirely on-line. The boot camp and summer school is aimed at advanced undergraduates and all levels of graduate students. This program is supported by the National Science Foundation. More information can be found on the following flyer:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/mx26nqainsjbogv/flyer1.pdf?dl=0


We would greatly appreciate it if you could inform students about this unique opportunity. Those who are interested in applying should go to the following webform to complete the application process:


https://webforms2.rpi.edu/physics-summer-program


If you or the students have any questions, I would be happy to answer them.


Regards,


Joel Giedt

Program Director

Professor

Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


There is a call for applications to our NSF-funded REU site on Biomedical Engineering in Simulations, Imaging, and Modeling (BME-SIM) here at ECU.

The summer program will take place from May 15th - July 24th on-campus. Program participants will receive a $6,000 stipend, on-campus housing, meal plan, travel to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) annual meeting, and reimbursement of travel funds (dependent on need). Rising juniors and seniors, students from underrepresented groups, veterans, and students from academic institutions with limited research opportunities are encouraged to apply. Applications from community college students who are transitioning to four-year institutions or within a semester from transferring are also encouraged to apply. Qualifications include US Citizen or permanent resident, major in engineering, basic sciences, math, computer science or related disciplines, and strong academic record.

We are currently accepting applications. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Please bring this opportunity to the attention of your talented and motivated students who may be interested or qualify. We encourage applicants to visit our REU program website for more details. Information about the research projects, faculty mentors, and application instructions can be found on the website. Please direct any students’ questions to me, meardons@ecu.edu, or Zac Domire, domirez@ecu.edu. We have attached the flyer below to this email for dissemination.


TRISHA BALLAKUR

Nasdaq is hiring for its Futures Internship Program in Summer 2021

The application process for the 2021 Nasdaq Futures Summer Internship Program is now open. Apply for Internship opportunities within technology, finance, legal, marketing or sales roles in North America, Lithuania, Sweden, India and other Nasdaq offices across the globe.

Join us and rewrite tomorrow with Nasdaq.

As we navigate the novel coronavirus pandemic, Nasdaq remains committed to building a diverse talent pipeline for the future. Through the Nasdaq Futures Internship Program, we offer a variety of opportunities for emerging talent through an immersive 10 to 12-week virtual internship program.

By transitioning to a virtual program, we believe that we can continue to provide significant learning and personal growth experiences. Some of the projects our interns are working on include helping advance Nasdaq’s Corporate Strategy and Innovation, writing code with Senior Software Engineers on market-leading technology platforms, and working in Data Product Management to lead the development and documentation of analytics to better inform Asset Managers about their fund strategies.

Our virtual program focuses on “hands-on” work, with every intern immersed within their team, producing meaningful work. This summer, our virtual program will #RewriteTomorrow, and welcome our interns as they start their journey with the Nasdaq Futures Internship Program.

Website: https://www.nasdaq.com/about/careers/global-campus-program

For more information about our internship and campus opportunities, please e-mail us at Campus@nasdaq.com or visit this link to submit your interest for our next summer internship.


BONUS EPA Region 2 Citizen Science Bulletin - Summer Internships at NYC & Edison offices

Application deadline: Monday, March 1st



Just sharing these internships with the list – they are open for a very short period of time this OR until they have received 75 applications.

  • Please click HERE to view summer intern opportunities in New York, NY.

    • Administration and Office Support Student Trainee

    • GS-07 pay scale

    • Temporary, not to exceed 8/28/2021

    • You must be enrolled in an academic program directly related to the position.

    • In addition to the eligibility requirements for the Pathways Internship Program, you need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position:

      • To qualify for the GS-07 level, you need to have one full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement (Superior Academic Achievement Definition) degree in the academic discipline as described above

  • Please click HERE to view summer intern opportunities in the New York and Edison, NJ offices.

    • Student Trainee in Biological Science / Physical Science / Engineering and Architecture

    • GS-04 pay scale

    • Temporary, not to exceed 8/28/2021

    • You must be enrolled in an academic program directly related to the position.

    • In addition to the eligibility requirements for the Pathways Internship Program, you need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position:

      • To qualify for the GS-04 level, you need to have completed two full academic years of post-high school study or an associate’s degree

Check out the USAJobs listings for more information.

And yes, these positions will very likely be mostly work from home, as our Region 2 offices remain in Phase 2 of reopening (employees have to request office access when needed).



The University of Chicago Prep

Application deadline: March 31st

The University of Chicago PREP (Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program) is a post-baccalaureate program designed to provide mentoring, research skills, coursework and a positive learning environment to students who intend to pursue a PhD degree in biomedical science.

The PREP Application for the 2021-22 academic year is now open and we accepting applications through March 31.

This program is a unique opportunity in particular for students belonging to groups underrepresented in the biomedical or behavioral sciences to strengthen their applications to PhD Programs by conducting research as laboratory technicians for one year at the University of Chicago and by participating in diverse academic activities that will prepare them to be successful graduate students.

Please feel free to forward this message to your students and colleagues to let them know about this opportunity. If you have any questions about our PREP, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at PREP@lists.uchicago.edu

Sincerely,

Laurie E. Risner, PhD

PREP Administrator

University of Chicago

https://bsdprep.uchicago.edu/




2021 AAAS HBCU Making & Innovation Showcase Application Process Webinar

Join us on Wednesday, February 10th, at 3:00pm EST for an interactive webinar to learn more about the application process for the 2021 AAAS HBCU Making & Innovation Showcase that will be held in September 2021 in Washington, DC.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the AAAS Project Team: Dr. Iris Wagstaff, Program Director and PI for the project, Mrs. Neela White, Project Director and Co-PI for the project, and Mr. Tarrick Clayton, Program Associate and Technical Lead for the project. Neela White will provide an overview of the Showcase, instructions on how to prepare your Showcase Project PPT template and submit your application, then participate in a question and answer session.

Register today to join us online for this webinar. Ample time will be provided for the AAAS team to answer your questions live.

Registration link: https://cvent.me/ov7V9D




Information Session for Ohio State Discovery PREP

Monday, February 22 at 6:30pm


The Discovery PREP program at The Ohio State University College of Medicine is hosting a virtual information session and we would like to invite your students! The virtual event will be held on Monday, February 22 at 6:30pm. During the event, Dr. Candice Askwith, Faculty Director of Discovery PREP, will introduce Discovery PREP and answer questions. Students will also have the opportunity to engage with current and former PREP scholars in separate breakout rooms. Your students can register here for the event; a Zoom link for the event will be sent after registration.

The NIH-funded DISCOVERY Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is designed to help prepare recent, or soon-to-be, baccalaureate graduates for success in pursuit of a career as a biomedical scientist. Individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical workforce are strongly encouraged to apply, including students from racial and ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented nationally and individuals with disabilities. Discovery PREP provides individuals with a paid opportunity to obtain the intensive research experience necessary to gain admission to, and succeed in, a Biomedical PhD program.

If you have any questions or require additional information about our program or this event, please contact us by e-mail at Discovery.PREP@osumc.edu. Please feel free to distribute this letter to your colleagues and students.

Sincerely,

Candice Askwith, PhD

Faculty Director of Discovery PREP

XSEDE EMPOWER summer 2021

Application deadline: February 26, 2021

Seeking projects, mentors, and undergraduate students!


An XSEDE-wide effort is underway to expand the community by recruiting and enabling a diverse group of students who have the skills — or are interested in acquiring the skills — to participate in the work of XSEDE. The name of this effort is XSEDE EMPOWER ( Expert Mentoring Producing Opportunities for Work, Education, and Research ). We invite the whole community to recruit and mentor undergraduate students to engage in a variety of activities, such as computational and/or data analytics research and education in all fields of study, networking, system maintenance and support, visualization, and more. The program provides a stipend for students and resources for the training of those students who work for one semester, one quarter, one summer, or longer.


To participate, undergraduate students from any US degree-granting institutions are matched with mentors who have projects that contribute to the work of XSEDE. Participation is strongly encouraged for mentors and students belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in computing. There are three tiers of participation for students depending on existing skill level: Learner, Apprentice, and Intern. Appropriate stipends will support each student.


Application deadline for summer 2021 participation:

February 26, 2021


For more information please see:

http://computationalscience.org/xsede-empower


Please direct questions to:

xsede-empower@shodor.org

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program

Human communication in a connected world

USC Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA

Summer 2021: June 6 to August 7, 2021

https://reu.isi.edu/

Overview: We invite applications from undergraduate students to participate in a National Science Foundation supported summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on Safe, Usable, Resilient and Fair Internet (SURF-I). The research topics are grouped into three areas: communication infrastructure and cybersecurity, scientific experimentation and knowledge capture, and social data science. Students will work closely with networking and AI researchers on a research project, participate in several professional development and social activities, and share their research findings in a symposium at the conclusion of the program.

Eligibility: All applicants who are interested in receiving NSF support must currently be a (1) U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident and (2) an undergraduate freshman, sophomore or junior. We are especially encouraging students from traditionally under-represented groups, as well as students from institutions with limited research opportunities (e.g., community colleges) or students in financial need to apply. The online application is available at https://reu.isi.edu/apply.php

Support: Participants will receive a weekly stipend ($600) plus housing and subsistence, and financial assistance for travel to and from Los Angeles. For full consideration, on-line applications must be received by February 10, 2021.


Contact information: For more information about the REU Site, visit https://reu.isi.edu/ or contact Dr Jelena Mirkovic (sunshine@isi.edu).




We would like to remind you that the deadline for two of our summer programs is rapidly approaching on 2/19/2021. We ask that you please encourage your students to apply to the NSF SURE-REU or, if your students have their own summer funding via training grant, they can apply for eligibility into our SOLAR program. Both programs will run in unison.



Please visit the links in the signature panel below for more information. The flyer for the SURE-REU is attached. Should you, or your students have any questions, please feel free to use "Book An Appointment"- https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/UNCSURE@admin.live.unc.edu/bookings/

to set up a meeting with our director.



United States Department of the Interior

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Buck Island Reef National Monument

2100 Church Street #100

St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00820-4611

340-773-1460

Buck Island Sea Turtle Research Program Research Assistant (Intern) Vacancy Announcement 2021

Buck Island Reef National Monument (BIRNM), located on the island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, is seeking applicants for the position of Sea Turtle Research Intern to conduct sea turtle research and monitoring. This will be the 34th year of the Buck Island Sea Turtle Research Program (BISTRP), a long-term monitoring, research, and conservation project supported by the National Park Service (NPS), Buck Island Reef National Monument. BIRNM is a nesting beach for hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles.

This project will begin in mid-July and extend for 15 weeks into late October 2021 (applicants must state availability in their cover letter) and are expected to stay the length of the project upon selection. This is a highly competitive project that is physically and mentally intense, aimed at individuals who want to make ecology/resource management their career. Access to the island is by boat only, where there are minimal facilities. Ability to navigate rugged terrain, work in adverse weather conditions, and amongst biting insects and poisonous and spiny plants is essential. Shifts last up to 12 hours and require interns to work effectively on a nocturnal schedule. Interns must work equally effectively as a team and individually.

Interns will provide assistance to the NPS staff in the collection and processing of field data. A mixture of methods will be used: night duty and day patrols. Night duty focuses on working with animals during the laying process. During this time, all nesting turtles will be encountered; biometric data will be collected on turtles, physical data will be collected on nest locations, and animals will be tagged (inconel and PIT). Imperiled nests will be relocated to mitigate risk and increase hatch success. Nests will be excavated to determine hatch success. Night work will last in shifts up to 12 hours and will be labor intensive. Day patrols will require accurate assessment of the previous night’s nesting activities from tracks left in the sand alone. Nests that hatch will be excavated to estimate hatching success and beach productivity. Throughout the project interns will be required to perform equipment maintenance, data entry, and quality assurance/quality control on the long-term dataset.

Interns are also responsible for weekly daytime monitoring of beaches at The Buccaneer Hotel, their residence, recording activities using GPS. Interns will also conduct outreach to hotel guests on a daily basis as well as during scheduled beach walks discussing the BISTRP program and sea turtle ecology. In addition to BISTRP objectives, interns will provide assistance to NPS staff and collaborators with a wide-variety of ongoing projects including forest restoration, deployment of acoustic and satellite tags, and a sea turtle nest temperature study. In addition, interns may have the opportunity to conduct snorkel surveys for foraging sea turtles and/or assist in sea turtle stranding response incidents.

Interns will receive two meals/day and lodging from The Buccaneer Hotel at no cost to the interns. A small weekly stipend will be allotted to each intern (~$100), and travel costs will be covered by the NPS. Interns need to seriously consider their finances before applying to these openings; it will not be possible to work locally while conducting intern duties.

Qualifications Required - Must:

· Communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing

· Have biology training/background

· Collect data and maintain records precisely according to standardized protocol

· Have previous field work experience lasting at least one month

· Enter and analyze data (written and computer database format)

· Be in excellent physical shape

· Be able to persevere under stressful conditions

· Work outdoors, day and night in isolated conditions, and in adverse weather.

· Walk in the sand up to 10 kilometers/night; climb rocks; stoop, kneel and stand on soft substrate and in cramped conditions.

· Have a strong work ethic

· Be able to work all night and on weekends

· Be able to lift and move heavy objects

· Operate and maintain communications equipment properly (cell phone, hand-held VHS radio, marine radio)

· Be able to swim; crew a boat in open water conditions

· Have a valid US driver’s license

Desired Qualifications- Please comment on applicable skills and experience in your cover letter:

· Experience working with Microsoft Access and Excel

· Familiarity with statistics and competency in statistical software

· Experience using GPS information to create maps in ArcGIS

· Communicate conservation and science objectives to the public

· Interest in documenting science and research for social media and public awareness posts

· Previous experience conducting nesting sea turtle saturation tagging and monitoring

To apply, send a cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the project, a resume or CV summarizing your experience, and contact information for three references to the email address below. The document(s) you submit should include your last name and document type (i.e. CV, cover letter, etc.) in the file name. Email is preferred, but postal mail is accepted. Please include the position title you are applying for (BISTRP Intern) in the subject line. Deadline for application: 12th of February 2021, no applicants will be considered after this date. If selected for interview you will be contacted in late February, please do not make follow up inquiries.

Buck Island Reef National Monument

BISTRP c/o Kristen Ewen

2100 Church Street, #100

Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00820

Email: kristen_ewen@nps.gov


United States Department of the Interior

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Buck Island Reef National Monument

2100 Church Street #100

St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00820-4611

340-773-1460

Buck Island Sea Turtle Research Program Research Assistant (Field Leader) Vacancy Announcement 2021

Buck Island Reef National Monument (BIRNM), located on the island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, is seeking applicants for the position of Sea Turtle Research Field Leader to conduct sea turtle research and monitoring. This will be the 34th year of the Buck Island Sea Turtle Research Program (BISTRP), a long-term monitoring, research, and conservation project supported by the National Park Service (NPS), Buck Island Reef National Monument. BIRNM is a nesting beach for hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles.

This project will begin in mid-July, but Field Leader training and program preparation will begin June 1st and project duties will extend for 28 weeks into early December 2021 (applicants must state availability in their cover letter) and are expected to stay the length of the project upon selection. This is a highly competitive project that is physically and mentally intense, aimed at individuals who want to make ecology/resource management their career. Access to Buck Island is by boat only, where there are minimal facilities. Ability to navigate rugged terrain, work in adverse weather conditions, and amongst biting insects and poisonous and spiny plants is essential. Shifts last up to 12 hours and require interns to work effectively on a nocturnal schedule. The Research Assistant will be expected to work effectively as part of a team and independently.

The Field Leader will provide assistance to the NPS staff in the collection and processing of field data. A mixture of methods will be used: night duty and day patrols. Night duty focuses on working with animals during the laying process. During this time, all nesting turtles will be encountered; biometric data will be collected on turtles, physical data will be collected on nest locations, and animals will be tagged (inconel and PIT). Imperiled nests will be relocated to mitigate risk and increase hatch success. Nests will be excavated to determine hatch success. Night work will last in shifts up to 12 hours and will be labor intensive. Day patrols will require accurate assessment of the previous night’s nesting activities from tracks left in the sand. Nests that hatch will be excavated to estimate hatching success and beach productivity. Throughout the project the Field Leader will ensure intern proficiency in the skills above and sufficient data entry, and quality assurance/quality control on the long-term dataset.

The Field Leader will also be expected to display strong leadership skills and effectively lead and communicate with the BISTRP team and NPS staff. In addition to BISTRP objectives, the Research Assistant will provide assistance to NPS staff and collaborators with a wide-variety of ongoing projects including forest restoration, deployment of acoustic and satellite tags, and a sea turtle nest temperature study. In addition, interns may have the opportunity to conduct snorkel surveys for foraging sea turtles and/or assist in sea turtle stranding response incidents.

The Research Assistant will be compensated with a weekly stipend of ~$500 and a reimbursable housing stipend of up to $1200 per month. The chosen Research Assistant will be responsible for finding housing and reliable transportation. Travel costs will be covered by the NPS. The person chosen for this position needs to seriously consider their finances before applying to these openings; it will not be possible to work a second job while conducting assistant duties.

Qualifications Required - Must:

· Communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing

· Have strong communication skills and previous leadership experience

· Have a bachelor degree in environmental science, biology or other related field

· Collect data and maintain records precisely according to standardized protocol

· Have previous field work lasting at least three months

· Enter and analyze data (written and computer database format); supervise data entry and have QAQC experience

· Be in excellent physical shape

· Be able to persevere and motivate others through stressful conditions

· Work outdoors, day and night in isolated conditions, and in adverse weather.

· Walk in the sand up to 10 kilometers/night; climb rocks; stoop, kneel and stand on soft substrate and in cramped conditions.

· Have a strong work ethic

· Be able to work all night and on weekends

· Be able to lift and move heavy objects

· Operate and maintain communications equipment properly (cell phone, hand-held VHS radio, marine radio); lead field operations over communication equipment

· Be a strong swimmer; previous boating experience or boating license (MOCC preferred)

· Have a valid US driver’s license

Desired Qualifications- Please comment on applicable skills and experience in your cover letter:

· Experience working with and leading volunteers and youth programs

· Communicate conservation and science objectives to the public

· Interest in documenting science and research for social media and public awareness posts

· Experience working with HOBO temperature loggers or other temperature data loggers

· Experience working with Microsoft Access and Excel

· Familiarity with statistics and competency in statistical software

· Experience using GPS information to create maps in ArcGIS

· Previous experience conducting nesting sea turtle saturation tagging and monitoring

· Experience living abroad or previous travel experience

To apply, send a cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the project, a resume or CV summarizing your experience, and contact information for three references to the email address below. The document(s) you submit should include your last name and document type (i.e. CV, cover letter, etc.) in the file name. Email is preferred, but postal mail is accepted. Please include position title (Field Leader) in the subject line. Deadline for application: 12th of February 2021, no applicants will be considered after this date. If selected for interview you will be contacted in late February, please do not make follow up inquiries.

Buck Island Reef National Monument

BISTRP c/o Kristen Ewen

2100 Church Street, #100

Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00820

Email: kristen_ewen@nps.gov


Applications are open for the 2021 Choose Development! Summer Undergraduate Research Program organized and funded by the Society for Developmental Biology.

Choose Development! is a 10-week summer program that aims to diversify the field of developmental biology by providing research training for undergraduates interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in developmental biology and related fields of biomedical research. Applicants must be from underrepresented populations, including first generation college students and individuals with disabilities, and must be United States or Canadian nationals or permanent residents residing within the United States or Canada.

We believe our program stands out among others because we take a holistic approach to mentoring young scientists. Beyond the typical summer research experience, the fellows meet with leaders in the field, including diverse researchers, journal editors, textbook authors and directors of research institutes through virtual conferencing. We also facilitate individually tailored colleague networks with researchers in the specific research areas of the fellow, as well as role models. The SDB will also cover the costs of the fellow to attend and present their research findings at the following year’s SDB annual meeting where they will also be introduced to SDB Board of Directors and the developmental biology community.

Stipend: $5000, some travel/living assistance will be provided.

The application deadline is February 15, 2021 at https://form.jotform.com/202784085513153.

Please announce the Choose Development! Program to your students and colleagues. Questions may be directed to sdb@sdbonline.org with subject title ‘Choose Development!’


Oregon's SPUR

Application deadline: February 15, 2021


We are now accepting applications for University of Oregon’s Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR). The 2021 program supports:

· 10-week summer research stipend

· Full-time mentored research project

· Professional development workshops

· Social activities

· Undergraduate research symposium

· National conference opportunities

· Housing stipend

Our program aims to enhance the diversity of life sciences researchers. We strongly encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. Program dates are June 14th - August 21st, 2021.

Note that participation by students from other institutions will be limited to completely remote, computer-based projects and/or, as possible for students living nearby, hybrid projects involving a mix of computer-based and in-person bench science. All professional development activities will be conducted virtually.

We will begin the placement process after February 15th, and continue accepting applications until all of our spaces are filled.

For more, see the attached flier, visit our website, and follow SPUR on Twitter.

Website & application: https://spur.uoregon.edu/

Twitter: @SPUR_UOregon

Contact SPUR: spur@uoregon.edu


Penn is offering 2 Summer programs

Penn Genomics program

The deadline for the Penn Genomics program is 2/1/2021

Applied Brain and Cognitive Science program

Applications for summer 2021 are now open and will close at 11:59PM (EST) on 2/15/2021



Penn is offering this summer (2021), in addition to our long standing biomedical research summer internship program (SUIP).

Both programs will run for 10 weeks (6/1-8/7) and students will receive a stipend. Students will participate in research, professional development workshops, team building activities, and will be given the opportunity to present their research in various formats. They will also have the opportunity to learn more about Penn faculty and their research.

The deadline for the Penn Genomics program is 2/1/2021 and the deadline for the Applied Brain and Cognitive Science program is 2/15/2021. The application and more information about the program can be found on our website.

At this point we do not have a final structure for our summer program but the hope is that we will be able to do a hybrid format where students conduct research in person and other activities virtually.


Penn Genomics Program Information

The deadline for the Penn Genomics program is 2/1/2021

About

The program aims to provide a hands-on research experience to students interested in genome sciences and

genomic medicine. The program lasts for 10 weeks beginning in June and ending in August. Each student

receives a stipend and on-campus housing.

Activities

Ten weeks full-time laboratory research, faculty seminars, mini courses led by students and postdocs, travel to the Leadership Alliance National Symposium, social events, and more.

PENN'S 2021 APPLIED BRAIN AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (ABCS-SUIP)

The Neuroscience Graduate Group at the Perelman School of Medicine, in collaboration with the Mahoney Institute for Neuroscience (MINS), MindCORE, and the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative (WiN) are pleased toannounce our newest undergraduate internship initiative, ABCS-SUIP.

The mission of ABCS-SUIP is to create a unique, multi-disciplinary educational and networking opportunity for talented young students from diverse backgrounds whoare interested in brain and cognitive sciences.

APPLY TO PENN'S 2021 APPLIED BRAINAND COGNITIVE SCIENCES SUMMERUNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPPROGRAM (ABCS-SUIP)!

ABCS-SUIP is a 10 week (6/1 -8/7) paid internship program during which students will participate in:

Innovative research with world-renowned scientists, Professional development sessions, Team-building

activities, Networking Opportunities to improve science communication.

Applications for summer 2021 are now open and will close at 11:59PM (EST) on 2/15/2021

Please apply here : Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) | Office of Research and Diversity Training | Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (upenn.edu)

If you have questions, please email Dr. Linnet Ramos at: linnet.ramos@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.


AES St Croix Student Research position

Deadline: January, 28th 2021


A new student position funded through VI-EPSCoR but located within AES on St. Croix has just been advertised here. This student would work directly with me and others on the VI-EPSCoR team on watershed and land use research. It would be an excellent opportunity for any student interested in research, so please feel free to share with your networks.


Thank you,


David Hensley

Research Specialist, Agronomy

University of the Virgin Islands​, Agricultural Experiment Station

RR1 Box 10000, Kingshill, St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00850

(340) 692 4031 (office)


Pomona Research in Mathematics Experience

The deadline is February 15, 2021


Pomona Research in Mathematics Experience (PRiME), a virtual REU I am jointly running this summer with Alex Barrios (Carleton College) and Rachel Davis (University of Wisconsin at Madison). This will be an 8-week program focused on Algebraic Geometry & Number Theory research. Students will receive a $4,000 stipend, an iPad Pro, and a $1,000 allowance for travel to a future REU.

I am specifically hoping to recruit a diverse group of students, and hope you will pass this information on to any underrepresented minority students in mathematics you think would be a good fit. Over four years, 10% of PRiME participants have been from minority serving institutions, and I hope to have a strong HBCU presence this summer! For more information, visit research.pomona.edu/prime.

Applications are now available on MathPrograms.org.

The deadline is February 15, 2021.

Thank you for your help!

Edray Herber Goins

Professor of Mathematics, Pomona College

Millikan Laboratory 2311

610 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711

Office: (909) 621-8711 / Fax: (909) 607-1247 / Mobile: (323) 251-7198




The 2021 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program is now accepting applications from a diverse group of undergraduate students to join an immersive research experience. The 2021 program will be VIRTUAL.

This 11-week paid virtual internship (May 24 – August 6, 2021) is coordinated through Harvard’s world-class ecological research hub in Petersham, Massachusetts.

The program seeks to support students in conducting research and building their careers through Research, Education, and Community.

Undergraduates from all U.S. colleges and universities are eligible to apply but must be U.S. Citizens or Resident Aliens.

The strict application deadline is Feb. 19, 2021. Learn more.


Postbaccalaureate Research Program (PREP) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School


I would like to bring to your attention an exciting research training opportunity at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). The Postbaccalaureate Research Program (PREP) is a NIH-funded post-baccalaureate training program that prepares students with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the Physical or Life Sciences (if interested in Basic Biomedical Sciences) or a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Public Health or related social science degree (if interested in Clinical and Population Health Research) for doctoral study in the biomedical sciences. We will be hosting a virtual information session on Wednesday February 3, 6-7PM. We encourage you and your interested students to attend. You may register here.

During the 12-month PREP training period, program participants take a curriculum of graduate courses relevant to their area of focus (basic science or clinical and population sciences) and a simultaneous year-long, mentored, research experience. This allows trainees to focus on developing their research skills and acquiring the foundational academic knowledge that is necessary to undertake leading-edge biomedical research. Program participants also receive advising from an assigned faculty advisor and peer mentor.

PREP participants are required to develop an Individual Development Plan that identifies areas for development during the program, strategies for maximizing development, and the identification of PhD training programs that are “best fits” for the trainee. Trainees also participate in a bi-monthly series of professional and career development activities with PhD students participating in the UMMS Initiative to Maximize Student Development. These sessions focus on several critical topics, including: research presentations, time management, effective oral communication skills, and networking skills. These sessions also help to build a sense of community.

PREP trainees also receive:

1. Financial support to attend and present at national scientific and career development meetings

2. Networking events with UMMS leaders, as well as other local and regional leaders in academia and industry

3. Close interaction with the UMMS Center for Biomedical Career Development

The result is a graduate who is competitive for admission into top-tier graduate programs. Of note, program participants are presented to the relevant UMMS PhD admissions committees in the spring for consideration for admission into the PhD program in the fall.

All PREP participants receive a salary, health and dental benefits, and coverage of tuition and fees. To be eligible, applicants must be US citizens or Permanent Residents and have completed their undergraduate studies no more than 36 months prior to matriculation into the PREP. The application deadline is February 28. There is no application fee.

Additional information can be found at the PREP website.

Best regards,

Brian Lewis, Ph.D.


Assistant Vice Provost for Outreach and Recruitment

Associate Dean for Diversity and Pre-Matriculation Programs

Director, UMMS IMSD

Director, UMMS PREP

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Professor

Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology


University of Massachusetts Medical School

55 Lake Avenue North, S3-104

Worcester, MA 01655

508 856-4325 (Office)



Application Deadline: January 31, 2021


The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) plans to offer a 10-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for the summer of 2021. The 2021 FCVC SURF program is expected to run between June and August, but exact program dates and format will be forthcoming.

Program Description

Each student will be matched, based on their interests, to a laboratory that is led by a FCVC faculty member. This collection of laboratories is involved in internationally recognized research in topics such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure. The stipend will be $4,000 for ten weeks of full-time work, typically starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day and ending the first week of August (exact program dates pending). The program includes scientific seminars, social events, and a two-day research symposium where fellows present their research to their peers and FCVC faculty and staff.

The application link closes January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. Visit our website for the application link: https://tinyurl.com/fcvcsurf.

I have attached our flyer to forward on to students you feel may be interested. For questions, please reach out to fcvc-surf@med.umich.edu.

Best wishes,


Daniel Michele, PhD

Director, FCVC Summer Fellowship Program

dmichele@umich.edu


Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR)

Application deadline: February 19, 2021


Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR) invites talented and motivated students to participate in our summer (Undergraduate Scholars) or post-baccalaureate (Extensive Study) research programs. The goal of OGR is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue the PhD in genomics and related fields, and both programs are open to students who are members of an underrepresented group as defined by the NIH: https://diversity.nih.gov/about-us/population-underrepresented

  • Undergraduate Scholars program
    A 10-week summer program focused on engaging students in mentored research, training them in scientific presentation and the basics of computer programming, and preparing them for a career in research-based science. Students receive a competitive stipend of at least $4,500 as well as free housing and travel costs. Planned program dates are May 29 through August 6, 2021. The application for Summer 2021 is now open and will close on February 19, 2021. ***We hope to run the summer program through an in-person format, but if University guidelines dictate, we will run the program in a virtual format.***

  • Extensive Study program
    A 10-month program designed for recent college graduates, the Extensive Study Program offers students the opportunity for a full-time mentored research experience, rigorous training in programming using Python, regular workshops on oral and written scientific communication, and individualized career preparation within a supportive community – ideal preparation for graduate school in genomics or a related field. The program dates for the 2021-2022 program are September 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. Applications for this program will be open on February 22 through April 15, 2021.

All students participating in the OGR Undergraduate Scholars or Extensive Study programs will take part in cutting-edge research as part of an independent research team in a lab at the Washington University School of Medicine. All students will give oral presentations on their research findings as part of a Closing Symposium at the end of their respective programs.


All OGR programs provide competitive summer stipends and post-baccalaureate salaries. For summer students, on-campus housing and travel to the program are provided.


Requirements


Undergraduate Scholars must be a sophomore, junior, or senior at a four-year institution at the time of program entry.


Extensive Study scholars must have completed a BS within two years of the application.


Requirements for both programs:

  • GPA: Competitive – highly competitive

  • Residency: Must be a US citizen or permanent resident

  • Major/Degree: Science, technology, engineering or mathematics (with some exceptions)

OGR is supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Diversity Action Plan.


The 2021 Undergraduate Scholars program application deadline is February 19, 2021.


Application Link: https://www.genome.wustl.edu/outreach/ogr/


Selected labs


Available projects for OGR participants come from essentially all fields of biology, with a common thread being that all project leverage genomics-based approaches. Below are a small sampling of current OGR mentors and relevant research areas

  • Luis Batista – stem cells, iPS cells, telomerase, DNA repair, DNA damage, tissue dysfunction, telomeres

  • Barak Cohen – systems biology, enhancers and gene regulatory networks, non-coding genetic variation, computational biology, genomics

  • Kerry Kornfeld – genetics, cell biology and developmental biology

  • Christopher Maher – non-coding RNAs, lncRNAs, cancer genomics, transcriptome, bioinformatics

  • Rob Mitra – Deciphering the transcriptional regulatory networks that control development, single molecule proteomics.

  • Christina Guzman-Strong – epigenetics, genetics, genomics, chromatin, enhancer, skin, transcriptional regulation, disease, translational research

  • Matt Walter – cancer, functional genomics, gene expression profiling, hematopoiesis, stem cells, tumor biology

  • Ting Wang – Evolutionary characterization of gene regulatory networks, biological function and regulation of transposable elements, computational epigenomics.

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Lauren Johnson

Program Coordinator

McDonnell Genome Institute

Washington University School of Medicine

genome.wustl.edu



Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART)

Application deadline: February 1



Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training is a summer research program at CU Boulder for undergraduate students. The deadline to apply for Summer 2021 is February 1.

I (Agnes Beaudry) am a professor in the Department of Mathematics at CU Boulder and Jonathan Quartin (cc'd) is a graduate student in the Department of Mathematics. We both have worked with SMART students in the past, especially Jonathan. We give you more information below about SMART, but if you have any other questions you can also contact either of us.

Description

The Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) program is intended for undergraduate students who are interested in preparing for graduate degrees in science, math and engineering. SMART offers students the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor, and participate in workshops designed to strengthen scientific writing and oral presentation skills. SMART interns earn upper-division undergraduate credit in independent study, and receive a stipend, room and board, and travel expenses.

Many departments look for SMART students, so there are multiple opportunities here. Also, the application to SMART is through the Leadership Alliance and that application is for other summer research program as well (not necessarily at CU Boulder).

More information on SMART and the eligibility requirements for the program can be found

https://www.colorado.edu/initiative/cdi/undergraduates/smart-program-information

Application

The deadline is February 1. To access the application process, follow this link:

https://www.colorado.edu/initiative/cdi/undergraduate-summer-research/smart-program-information/how-apply-smart

We hope that you will consider applying!

Contact persons:

Jonathan Quartin : jonathan.quartin@colorado.edu

Agnès Beaudry : agnes.beaudry@colorado.edu

Department of Mathematics

University of Colorado, Boulder


Purdue University NSF REU


The Department of Biochemistry at Purdue University is now accepting applications for our summer 2021 NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. We are particularly interested in students who are planning a career in research but have limited undergraduate research opportunities at their home institution. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Please consider forwarding this message to students who might be interested in this program or including the information below in a student newsletter. You can download a PDF flyer about the program at https://ag.purdue.edu/biochem/Documents/PDF's/REU_Flyer.pdf.

Best regards,

Jim Forney

forney@purdue.edu

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of Proteins

Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University

Dates: May 24 – July 30, 2021*

(Please note that students must participate in the entire program)

Web site: https://ag.purdue.edu/biochem/Pages/REU.aspx

Overview of Program

- Ten-week mentored research experience

- Weekly career development sessions

- $5250 stipend and additional $750 meal allowance

- On-campus housing provided

- Round-trip transportation to West Lafayette, IN

Eligibility

- Undergraduate who has completed at least 4 semesters of college study

- Students must have at least one semester of college remaining after the summer of 2021

- U.S. citizen or permanent resident

- Grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Application

- Online application requiring a statement of career goals and interest in the program

- Two faculty letters of recommendation

- Copy of transcript

https://ag.purdue.edu/biochem/Pages/REU_Application.aspx

Application deadline is February 12, 2021.

*COVID-19 Statement: This REU program will follow state, county, and Purdue policies regarding off-campus visitors to campus.


Vanderbilt University

NSF- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

The Vanderbilt University NSF REU program in Nanoscience and engineering is now accepting applications for summer 2021. The application deadline is February 15th. The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. More than 40 faculty participants from the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and the School of Medicine inspire students by creating an atmosphere of excitement and creativity. Each REU participant will work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and be part of the larger VINSE community.

PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities

  • Seminars, workshops, and field trips

  • Group social activities and banquet

  • Optional outreach opportunities to high school students

ELIGIBILITY

  • Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

  • Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply

AWARD

  • $5,000 stipend

  • $500 travel allowance

  • Room and board

The VINSE REU has a strong record of success! Former participants of the VINSE NSF REU program have gone on to receive several awards and honors including:

  • 19 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (another 10 received honorable mentions)

  • 6 Goldwater Scholarships

  • 3 SMART Fellowships

  • 1 Gates Cambridge Fellowship

  • 1 Marshall Scholar

  • 1 Rhodes Scholar

  • 1 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • 1 NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholar

  • 40% of former REU students have (or are expected to) co-author a journal publication

  • More than half of our formers REU students have given a presentation outside the REU program including 27 at national conferences funded by the VINSE REU

We would like to make this opportunity available to your students and would appreciate it if you would forward them this information. Please visit: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/vinse/reu/ for more information or to apply.


The Gulf of Maine Research Institute REU


The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is in its third year of our NSF-funded REU Site – Integrated Studies in a Rapidly Warming Fishery Ecosystem. The GMRI REU Site will pair students with researchers based at GMRI and engaged in a broad range of fishery ecosystem and climate adaptation studies.

We welcome applications from undergraduate students from a broad range of institutions and backgrounds including two- and four-year colleges and underserved communities (e.g., minorities, students with disabilities, first-generation college students, veterans).

GMRI offers ten weeks of hands-on research experience at our waterfront location in Portland, Maine, with a weekly stipend and meal/travel allowances. Online applications are open through February 15th. Detailed information can be found on our website.

Thank you for circulating this opportunity to your colleagues and students.

Best,

Margaret Cummings

Administrative Assistant

on behalf of Graham Sherwood

Acting Chief Scientist and REU Lead


Urban Water Sustainability

Research Experience for Undergraduates

https://tinyurl.com/REU-USF

When:

9 weeks over Summer 2021 (likely May 28 to July 30, but TBD)

Where:

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Application Deadline: February 5, 2021

Students are paid a $600/week stipend along with free housing, food stipend, travel allowance to/from Tampa, FL, and a travel allowance to present their research at a national conference

REU participants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

COVID-19 provisions: If travel to USF is not possible due to the continuation of travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, the REU will be offered online although applicants may be moved to research projects that can be hosted remotely.

For the Summer of 2021 the University of South Florida has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to host eight undergraduate students who will be starting their junior or senior year in Fall 2021 to work on an interdisciplinary Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program focusing on Urban Water Sustainability (UWS). The students accepted into the program will be paired in a team and work with research mentors on specific topics that address environmental concerns related to UWS.

The REU consists of five components, 1-4 occurring during the nine week summer REU and the fifth in the following spring: 1) mentored research project; 2) research methods course; 3) a short course on water sustainability; and 4) experiential learning field trips and 5) all REU UGs presenting their findings at one regional or national conference in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 depending on conference.

There will be four research projects as part of this REU:

Project 1: The seasonal flux of contaminants into lakes and groundwater

| Faculty mentors: Dr. Philip van Beynen and Dr. Kamal Alsharif

Project 2: Arsenic Mobilization | Faculty mentor: Dr. Sarina Ergas

Project 3: Oil Spill Modelling | Faculty mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Cunningham

Project 4: Plumbing Poverty in Underserved Communities: Exploring Water

and Sanitation Insecurity in the University Area Community, Tampa, Florida

| Faculty mentor: Dr. Christian Wells



Cornell LSAMP REU

Application Deadline: 15 February 2021


Program Dates: 6 June - 6 August 2021

Program Description

CU LSAMP-REU is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate participants the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest through weekly luncheons.

Undergraduate students interested in gaining a deeper understanding in an engineering-related field have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a nine-week duration under the auspices of a Cornell Engineering faculty research mentor.

Through this one-on-one partnership, participants will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. CU LSAMP-REU was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented minority groups in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

CU LSAMP REU Benefits

· A research stipend of $4,000

· A round-trip travel stipend up to $300 for students living outside of Ithaca, NY*

· A double room in a residential hall*

· A campus bus pass or a campus parking pass*

· Access to state-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computer/study lounges, etc.*

*Important: Some benefits may be impacted by COVID-19 policies limiting on-campus researchers and need to move program online.

Application Deadline:

15 February 2021

Visit CU LSAMP REU for more information about the program and to apply.


Eligibility:

1. Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and African American, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Native Pacific Islander

2. Must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

3. Have completed at least two (2) semesters of college

4. Have at least two (2) semesters remaining of undergraduate education at the start of the summer program

Note: Participants may not take courses during CU LSAMP REU.

Download our PDF Flyer.

Apply by February 15:

https://sites.coecis.cornell.edu/lsampreu/

Inquiries, please contact:

Cindy Mosqueda, Associate Director

Diversity Programs in Engineering

Cornell University, College of Engineering

dpeng@cornell.edu


Ohio State University's Discovery PREP

Do you have individuals that are looking to earn a PhD in a biomedical science discipline and just aren’t quite ready to go to graduate school? If so, please let them know about the DISCOVERY Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) at The Ohio State University. This program is designed to help prepare recent baccalaureate graduates for success in pursuit of career as a biomedical scientist. Individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical workforce are strongly encouraged to apply, including students from racial and ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented nationally and individuals with disabilities.

Discovery PREP provides individuals with the opportunity to obtain the intensive research experience necessary to gain admission to, and succeed in, a Biomedical PhD program. Our program is a competitive, one-year PREP funded by NIH that provides:

  • A PAID research experience in a laboratory with a research mentor in Neuroscience, Cancer Biology, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Immunology, or Physiology.

  • Individual mentoring

  • Assistance with application preparation for PhD graduate programs

  • Orientation and social activities

  • Seminars and journal clubs

  • Career development workshops

  • Opportunities to travel and network with scientists throughout the nation

The biomedical research environment at Ohio State is inclusive and serves as an excellent location to attain the experiences and skills necessary for graduate school. Research within the Medical Center is openly discussed and highly collaborative with over 260 principal investigators performing research in the Biomedical Sciences. The facilities at Ohio State are state of the art and many core services are available to expand the expertise available to individual researchers. Collaborations between laboratories are highly encouraged and many research programs cross disciplines to involve multiple investigators across campus. This provides an exceptional environment for training for scientists and affords ample opportunities for networking.

Applications to the 2021-2022 Discovery PREP season are now being accepted and will remain open until all positions are filled. The Discovery PREP committee interviews selected applicants and offers admission to the program on a rolling basis-so early submission is encouraged. For more information on participant eligibility and how to apply, please direct individuals to the Discovery PREP website. If you have any questions or require additional information on our program, please contact us by e-mail at Discovery.PREP@osumc.edu. Please feel free to distribute this letter to your colleagues and students.

Sincerely,

Candice Askwith, PhD

Assistant Director of Discovery PREP


Biscayne National Park Student Internship Opportunity

We are recruiting for a 10-week summer internship in Biscayne National Park focused on reef fish assessments via SCUBA.

The internship is open to students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited Historically Black College or University.

The full announcement and link to apply can be accessed at

DHA-Monitoring Biscayne's Reef-fish Community Intern (jobdiva.com)<https://www2.jobdiva.com/candidates/myjobs/openjob_outside.jsp?a=ldjdnwzhb3gn6r5aaohezef1uz2q470438g5bn2i6dtfsrgcmasd093311hdu2jl&from=COMP&id=14247698&SearchString=&StatesString=&jobseq=4&rowsperpage=30&divisions=&divisions2=>

Contact Person

Vanessa McDonough, Ph.D.

Fishery and Wildlife Biologist

Biscayne National Park

9700 SW 328th St

Homestead, FL 33033

786-335-3649

NOAA Undergraduate Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Education is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission. Over 100 students are selected each year for participation in the Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) and Educational Partnership Program (EPP) with Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) undergraduate scholarship programs. These scholarships include support for two years of undergraduate study and summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the country.

For information on program benefits and how to apply, visit our website:

https://www.noaa.gov/office-education/scholarships

· Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

Eligibility Requirements:

· US Citizen

· 3.0 GPA (Hollings) or 3.2 GPA (EPP/MSI)

· Be currently enrolled or accepted at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories as either:

· a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year undergraduate program

· a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program

· a community college or transfer student who is applying to a four-year institution

· community college or transfer students must provide proof of application to a four-year institution when submitting their application for the scholarship.

· if selected, applicant must submit proof of acceptance prior to starting the program (for EPP/MSI scholarship, must be transferring to/accepted at a minority serving institution).

· Majoring in NOAA mission disciplines, including but not limited to: atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physical science, photogrammetry, physics, etc.

· Enrolled at a Minority Serving Institution (EPP/MSI Scholarship only)

For further information, contact the Office of Education Undergraduate Scholarship Programs at: StudentScholarshipPrograms@noaa.gov (Hollings); EPP.USP@noaa.gov (EPP/MSI) or (301) 628-2913.

Sincerely,

NOAA Office of Education Undergraduate Scholarship Programs

--

Office of Education (OED) Student Scholarship Programs

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

U.S. Department of Commerce

301-628-2913



AFRL Scholars Summer 2021!

Application open through 12-Jan 2021

Hello Future Scholars!

Looking for an exciting opportunity for Summer 2021? One that will offer hands-on experience, enhance your resume, and hone your technical and professional skills? Apply today for one of more than 350 research topics being offered by the Air Force Research Laboratory Scholars Program at multiple sites nationwide.

Register today for our informational webinar on 06-Jan 2021 to hear from AFRL scientists and engineers and learn about Summer 2021 opportunities: https://webinar.ringcentral.com/webinar/register/WN__6bB4huURAekcp8bCRw47Q

Application open through 12-Jan 2021 at https://afrlscholars.usra.edu/students/

AFRL Scholars Program Administration

Universities Space Research Association

Education Programs Office

https://afrlscholars.usra.edu

@AFRLScholars



Laney Graduate School – Summer Opportunity for Academic Research

Call for Undergraduate Scholars

Do you know great undergraduate scholars looking for a summer research experience?

Applications are now open for the

Laney Graduate School's Summer Opportunity for Academic Research Program.

Applications are due by January 15, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

The LGS-SOAR Program (June 1-August 6) partners with the well-established Emory College SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) Program and will host potential LGS students (current NON-Emory Undergraduate scholars) who want to explore, experience, and conduct full-time independent and mentored research for the summer.


The program is unique in that all scholars will be from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial backgrounds in graduate education or who participated in NIH-RISE, NIH-IMSD, Mellon Mays, McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, OR who are first-generation college scholars who participated in Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunities Centers, or similar programs. Additionally, financial support will be provided by either LGS or the home institution of the student. Housing is also included. All LGS-SOAR students will adhere to any and all COVID protocols prescribed by the university.

The program is geared to introduce talented, potential Laney Graduate School Scholars to a vast skillset that includes:

  • Communicating research to a variety of audiences

  • Problem solving

  • Interpreting results

  • Participating in novel research

  • Navigating difficult ethical situations

  • Network building

  • Presenting their work (Symposium Style Capstone Experience)

Eligibility

Applicants must be on track to graduate between December 2021 and June 2024 and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application

A complete application will include items such as a transcript, statement of purpose, application form, letter of support and more. For more information, visit our website. Questions about applications? We have a PDF document with instructions.

Application deadline is January 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST.

Questions? Contact Associate Dean Amanda Marie James at laney.edge@emory.edu.


Internship opportunities in Robotics with the Department of Energy

Internship opportunities in Robotics with the Department of Energy. For a list of project see https://public.orau.org/SAWD/Robotics/SitePages/CatalogView.aspx

CatalogView - Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Welcome to the Project Catalog for U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Robotics Internship Program. As part of your application, you must select at least one project and sort your projects in order of preference with Choice 1 being your first preference.

public.orau.org


2021 NIDA Summer Research Internship Program

Application Deadline: February 12, 2021

The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program introduces undergraduate students from underrepresented populations to substance abuse research through internships with NIDA scientists at universities across the United States. The experience may include laboratory experiments, formal courses, data collection activities, data analysis, patient recruitment, patient interviews, manuscript preparation, literature reviews and library research. Internships include a paid 8-week intensive, hands-on substance abuse and addiction research experience that provides students with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the research process. Since the program’s inception in 1997, over 1100 students have gained valuable drug abuse research experience, some of which have continued to pursue a career in substance abuse research.

  • Eligibility

    • This NIDA Summer Research Internship program is designed to train individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research workforce, to conduct research and to prepare for careers in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences such as individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the NSF to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis (see data at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/showpub.cfm?TopID=2&SubID=27 and the report Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering). The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. In addition, it is recognized that underrepresentation can vary from setting to setting; individuals from racial or ethnic groups that can be demonstrated convincingly to be underrepresented by the grantee institution should be encouraged to participate in this program. For more information on racial and ethnic categories and definitions, see NOT-OD-15-089.

    • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and citizens or permanent residents of the United States (no exceptions).

    • Individuals who have already participated in the NIDA Summer Research Internship Program are no longer eligible to apply.

  • Scope of Support

    • Undergraduate students receive stipends of $12.00 per hour. Students are required to work 40 hours/week for a total of 8 weeks. Students placed at non-local sites are eligible for up to $3,000 for travel and housing expenses.

NIDA Summer Research Internship Program | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


  • When to Apply

    • All Application components, including the two letters of recommendation must be submitted online by February 12, 2021.

For more information about the NIDA Summer Research Internship Program, contact:

Julie Huffman Albert Avila, Ph.D.

Office: 301-443-9798





EERE Robotics Internship Applications Now Open

Deadline for Submitting Applications : February 8, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the EERE Robotics Internship Program is accepting applications now through Monday, February 8, 2021, 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone (EST).

Projects submitted as of December 14, 2020 have been added to the project catalog, which can be found at https://public.orau.org/SAWD/Robotics/SitePages/CatalogView.aspx. Note that AMO is reviewing projects before the project is added to the catalog. Please let me know if any updates are needed for your submitted project(s). If you have not submitted a project, but would still like to do so, please contact us at robotics.internships@orise.orau.gov.

Important Dates

February 8, 2021 Deadline for Submitting Applications and Recommendation

February 2021 Mentor/Hosting Facilities review applications, identify potential candidates and make selections in Zintellect

Mid to Late March 2021 AMO approval of final applicant/project selection and offer letters to candidates

May 2021 Participant and Mentor Orientation Meeting

Participants will receive detailed information about the program including an overview of the EERE Robotics Program, and program policies, procedures, and administration. We will also discuss expectations for participants and mentors to help prepare you to have a successful experience.

May to September 2021 Selected candidates are appointed and begin their internship.

In response to the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have notified applicants that hosting facilities may modify their operation schedule and access to facilities to ensure the health and safety of their entire workforce while maintaining operational effectiveness. Hence, the appointment date and location are subject to change contingent on hosting facility guidelines and may result in a virtual placement.

Contact

Jennifer Burnette, MPH

Project Manager

ORISE

(865) 250-1707 (Main Phone)

robotics.internships@orise.orau.gov



MIT Office of Graduate Education MSRP

Deadline January 10, 2021


The MIT Office of Graduate Education (OGE) is currently seeking talented undergraduate students to apply for the 2021 MIT Summer Research Program, General.

Please forward the information below to talented scholars in your network who may who might benefit from spending a summer on MIT’s campus and have an interest in pursuing graduate education. Please email msrp@mit.edu if you have any questions.

OGE GradDiversity

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

MSRP is a 9-week research-intensive program designed to fully immerse undergraduate scholars in three key components of the MIT experience: Research and Mentorship, Community and Graduate Preparation.

Program Dates: June 6 - August 7, 2021*

*Dates are subject to change

Application Opens: November 1, 2020

Application Deadline: January 10, 2020

ELIGIBILITY

  • Enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program in the U.S.

  • Must be a Sophomore, Junior, or non-graduating Senior

  • Must have an interest in research and/or obtaining a PhD

  • Must have a 3.5 GPA

  • Underrepresented minorities, first-generation, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged to apply

PARTICIPANT BENEFITS

  • $5400 stipend

  • On-campus housing

  • Round-trip travel to MIT

  • MIT graduate application fee waiver

  • Individual counseling on academic careers

  • Opportunity to co-author a scientific paper with a faculty mentor

  • Access to campus facilities: research spaces, library, gym and more

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

GRADUATE SCHOOL PREPARATION

MSRP provides an opportunity for research interns to develop their understanding and skillset in the areas of research comprehension & communication, research ethics, research identity, and graduate school preparedness through a series of workshops. Past workshops have included:

  • Foundations for Personal Integrity

  • Fellowships and Funding

  • Graduate Admission Workshop

  • Beyond the Ph.D.: Experiences of MIT Alumni

  • Abstract Writing and Poster Design

  • Oral Communication Workshop Series

  • GRE Preparation

RESEARCH AND MENTORSHIP

Faculty Research Mentorship

Receive one-on-one mentorship and conduct research in state-of-the-art-facilities

Departmental Info Sessions

Learn about departmental requirements to gain admissions to MIT

Faculty Research Seminars

Learn about current research from faculty mentors and their journey to the PhD

“Meet the Faculty” Grad Chats

30-minute small group conversations between interns and faculty member

Munch and Learn with MIT Graduate Students

COMMUNITY BUILDING

Make a memory and join the vibrant MIT community. Interns often make lasting connections with peers, graduate students, faculty, and the broader MIT community. Explore Cambridge and Boston!

  • MIT Scavenger Hunt

  • Day Trip to Martha’s Vineyard

  • Project Adventure Outdoor Team Building

  • Dinner Boat Cruise with MSRP alumni currently enrolled at MIT

  • Joint events with other summer program interns

IMPORTANT LINKS

Research Projects

https://oge.mit.edu/graddiversity/msrp/identifying-msrp-faculty-mentors-research-groups/

Application Link

https://mitodgediversity.slideroom.com/#/Login

FAQs

https://oge.mit.edu/graddiversity/msrp/faq/

Contact us

https://oge.mit.edu/graddiversity/msrp/



MIT summer research program for biology and neuroscience research (MSRP Bio)

The application deadline is Jan 30

The online application for the 2021 MIT MSRP Bio summer program is now open.

https://biology.mit.edu/outreach/msrp/program-details-msrp/

The application deadline is Jan 30. At this time we expect the program to be in person on the MIT campus, from June 1 to Aug 6.

Please forward the link to undergraduate students who are driven and self-motivated, who meet the eligible criteria (min GPA of 3.5, will not graduate before Dec 2021, have prior research experience), and who are interested in pursuing a PhD degree (or MD-PhD degree).

Participating labs are in the MIT Biology department (including the Whitehead Institute), the Chemistry department (Chemical biology), the department of Brain and Cognitive sciences, and the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM).

​This is a 10 week program with an acceptance rate of 15%. Over 80% of alumni of this program have enrolled in a PhD or MD-PhD program. At least 6 alumni are faculty in tenure track positions.

Math, Physics, engineering or Computer Science majors who are interested in studying the brain are welcome to apply to the program.

https://cbmm.mit.edu/diversity/undergraduate-summer-research-internships-neuroscience




Summer Research Opportunities at Rutgers University!!

Ready for Summer Research?

RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey, invites talented undergraduates to apply for our nationally acclaimed SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM, RISE (Research Intensive Summer Experience). Please forward to students in all STEM and Social Sciences disciplines who have strong credentials, passion for research, and interest in graduate study.

Rutgers has A LOT to offer you, including:


  • CUTTING-EDGE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH at a top 20 U.S. public university.

  • PERSONALIZED MENTOR-MATCHING

  • EXCELLENT FUNDING: Stipend up to $6000 + housing + travel

  • PARTNERSHIPS with REU programs in Cellular Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Toxicology, Green Energy Technology, Biomedicine/Proteomics, Physics & Astronomy, Advanced Materials, and Environmental Sciences. RISE applicants can opt to be considered by partner REUs. One Application – Multiple Opportunities!

Summer Research at Rutgers

  • DIVERSE COMMUNITY: Rutgers is one of the nation’s most diverse public research universities with DEI at the forefront of our new President’s vision.

  • OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: scientific/scholarly speaking & writing, GRE prep, grad school and career workshops

  • ALUMNI SUCCESS: Awards at national meetings & placement at top graduate schools.

What Else Does Rutgers Offer:

  • FELLOWSHIPS valued up to $100,000 for top RISE alumni who return to Rutgers for graduate school.

  • GREAT LOCATION: Easy access to the powerhouse New York-Philadelphia-Washington DC corridor.

We are prepared to go either in-person or virtual.


Questions

Email : rise@grad.rutgers.edu

Website: https://www.rise.rutgers.edu/

We have a rolling admissions process that begins around the end of January. Early applicants receive priority, and acceptance is competitive.

Evelyn S. Erenrich, PhD

Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, Rutgers School of Graduate Studies

Visiting Assoc. Professor, Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Director, RISE at Rutgers Summer Research




NSF Data Analysis and Statistics Summer Internships

Apply Today!

https://zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NSF-NCSES-Summer-2021

Deadline: March 31, 2021 4:00PM EST

The National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) provides policy makers and the public high-quality information on the science and engineering enterprise.

This internship is for participants in a wide variety of fields including, but not limited to: Business Management, Communications and Graphic Design, Computer Sciences, Economics, Marketing, Mathematics and Statistics, and Survey Methodology.

What will I be doing?

As a Research Ambassador intern, you will have the opportunity to explore a federal career and gain a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent and skills in a variety of settings. You will learn and collaborate on projects that make use of expertise from a variety of fields, including survey methodology, survey statistics, economics and other social science disciplines to design, study, implement and conduct national surveys to measure the science and engineering enterprise. You will also be engaged in research projects, evaluation initiatives, surveys, data collection and specialized analyses.

What is the anticipated start date?

Exact start dates will be determined at the time of selection and in coordination with the selected candidates. Appointments are typically between May and September.

Where will I be located? Alexandria, VA (Washington D.C. area)

Appointments may result in a virtual placement due to COVID-19 impacts.

What are the benefits?

You will receive a competitive stipend for living and other expenses as determined by NSF. Stipends are typically based on academic standing, discipline, and experience. You may also be eligible to receive a health insurance allowance and reimbursement for travel expenses.

Learn more about the NCSES Research Ambassadors Program at https://orise.orau.gov/ncses/.

Questions? Email NSF-NCSES@orise.orau.gov


Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Computational Biology

TECBio REU @ Pitt

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

We are pleased to announce the 12th summer for our REU program in computational biology and would hope that you would also be willing to recommend another student(s) for our program this year. More information and our 2021 program flyer can be found at our website – tecbioreu.pitt.edu, which also hosts our program application page.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

Program Dates: May 24 – July 30, 2021

Student Support: $6000 stipend, meals*, housing*, and computer/virtual reality equipment*

* Additional support based on expected virtual programming. In-person support likely to change.

Subject to change based on COVID-19 procedures and regulations.

Housing and travel not guaranteed for Pitt student.

Contact

Joe Ayoob and Chakra Chennubhotla

Program Directors, TECBio REU @ Pitt

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

tecbioreu.pitt.edu



Cary REU Program in Translational Ecology - now accepting applications for summer 2021

Application deadline: January 29, 2021 Midnight EST

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook NY is now accepting applications for the summer 2021 REU program in Translational Ecology.

For program information and to apply: www.caryinstitute.org/eco-inquiry/reu-program

Dates: June 7 to August 13, 2021 (10 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. The Cary REU program welcomes participants of all races, religions, sexual orientation, age and ability status. Students from groups traditionally underrepresented in ecology and first generation college students are particularly encouraged to apply.

Stipend: $5,500 participation stipend, plus $1800 room and board stipend and all travel expenses covered

Pairs of students will join teams of 2 or more mentors to conduct individual research projects of their own design in collaboration with their research team. Research project areas for the summer of 2021 include:

· How ecosystems influence arthropod vector populations and potential disease transmission risk

· Understanding the intersection of global change, conservation, and disease risk

· Projecting future tree lines in Alaska

· Environmental history of an urban-suburban watershed in Dutchess County, NY

· Are symbiotic nitrogen-fixing trees in the Anthropocene shifting functions?

· Vertical dimension of microbial community assembly and function in forests

· Examining the effects of global change on streams of the Northeastern US

· Urban forest ecology in New York City

Feel free to contact me for more information about the program at berkowitza@caryinstitute.org.


University of Buffalo CLIMB UP


APPLY NOW to the UB CLIMB UP (Undergraduate Program) for the 2021 Summer Research

APPLY NOW to the CLIMB UP (Undergraduate Program) for the 2021 Summer Research

Dear Friends:

We are inviting you to apply to The CLIMB UP (Undergraduate Program) for a paid Summer Research Internship at the University at Buffalo for Summer 2021.

What is CLIMB UP?

The CLIMB (Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences) Program at UB has created CLIMB UP for Summer Research, an outstanding summer research experience for undergraduate students to excel in biomedical, STEM, and health science research and explore career opportunities. Now entering its 13th summer, the overall goal is to introduce you to research opportunities, facilitate understanding of recent advances in the STEM disciplines, and mentor you towards graduate and professional careers. As a CLIMB UP Fellow, you will be guided through novel and exciting research projects and mentored by faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows through the summer and beyond. You will spend 10 weeks in the laboratory of your research mentor, whom you will be paired with based on your interests. We will train you in various areas necessary to safely and efficiently perform your research and related activities.

What Areas of Research Does CLIMB UP Offer?

The CLIMB UP for Summer Research offers many diverse research opportunities in the STEM disciplines. Faculty are associated with a wide range of UB programs, encompassing virtually every aspect of scientific research.

Based on your interests and career goals, you can apply to work with mentors who fall under 3 categories:

Undecided!?! No problem! On your application, please let us know which mentors and/or areas of science are most interesting to you, and upon acceptance, we will work with you to select the best mentor for you.

What’s on the Agenda? June 1 - August 6, 2021

As a CLIMB UP Fellow, you will:

· Complete individualized lab rotations

· Learn and apply laboratory skills (1-week course)

· Gain exposure to a wide variety of STEM disciplines

· Discover graduate and professional school possibilities at UB

· Present your research in a formal symposium setting

· Enjoy all Summer in Western New York offers

· Build lasting relationships with mentors and fellow students

Who Is Eligible for CLIMB UP?

CLIMB UP trains highly qualified undergraduate students interested in scientific research. Students receive a living stipend through SURF, CLIMB PRO, or iSEED (and other sources if available). Students enrolled in the program are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior years in undergraduate programs in colleges and universities nationwide. We are often asked if students can be recent college graduates- and the answer is yes, but you should not be already enrolled in an advanced degree program. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for funding.

Due to the uncertainty that remains surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to provide air travel and housing fellowships for Summer 2021. Therefore, applicants who are local to and/or spend their summer in the Buffalo, NY area are encouraged to apply.

How Do I Apply?


Priority deadline - January 10

Interested in earning your Ph.D.?

Do you have talented students who are considering graduate programs in the biomedical sciences?

Our application for Fall 2021 admission is now open.

The Bridges to the Doctorate (B2D) Program aims to increase the representation of individuals traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences at the doctoral level.

  • B2D scholars will complete their master's degree in a laboratory at Towson University and ultimately enroll in a biomedical doctoral program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) or elsewhere.

  • The B2D program provides educational and financial support to ensure a successful transition to a biomedical Ph.D. program.

  • While enrolled at TU, B2D students are provided a tuition waiver, salary, and funding to travel to research conferences.

  • Read about our B2D students.

Please share with eligible students*.

Apply Now

* Eligible participants are individuals from the following groups identified as underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences:

1. Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.

2. Individuals with disabilities that limit one or more major life activities.

3. Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds



Biomedical PhD Programs Virtual Open House

New Brunswick/Piscataway

Thursday November 12, 2020

5 – 7pm Eastern Time

Register via EventBrite

https://rutgersbiomedicalphd.eventbrite.com

Join Via Zoom

https://rutgers-hipaa.zoom.us/j/4198687830

Passcode: Janet

- Deans Millonig and Alder will present an overview of programs and world class resources available to Rutgers graduate students including an active career exploration and development program called iJOBS.

- Current PhD and MD/PhD students will have a panel discussion so you can have your questions answered and learn about programs in:

•Molecular Biosciences (Biochemistry, Cell & Developmental Biology, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Physiology, and Integrative Biology)

•Biomedical Engineering

•Neuroscience

•Toxicology

•Public Health

•Exposure Science

For more information contact Dr. Janet Alder janet.alder@rutgers.edu





Caltech WAVE Fellows Undergraduate Research Program

Applications due Jan 9.


Caltech is now accepting applications for our WAVE Fellows undergraduate research program.

The WAVE Fellows program provides support for undergraduate students, who are underrepresented in STEM and intent on pursuing a Ph.D., to conduct a 10-week summer research project under the mentorship of Caltech faculty.

Research opportunities in biology, neuroscience, chemistry, chemical engineering, engineering and applied science, geology, environmental science, sustainability, astronomy, physics, nanotechnology, quantum sciences, humanities, social science, and more!