Emerging Caribbean Scientists

http://ecs.uvi.edu

Summer Research Programs

2019 SURF PROGRAM

Website https://scripps.ucsd.edu/undergrad/surf

Here is a direct link to the application:https://reumanager.com/surf

Applications are due on Friday March 8th.

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research at the University of Oregon

The Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) offers mentored summer research fellowships in ongoing and impactful research in Life Sciences laboratories at the University of Oregon. We are very interested in enhancing the creativity, diversity, and talent of the next generation of life scientists in research communities and strongly encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. The 2019 program will run from Sunday, June 16th - Friday, August 23rd.

Applications for Summer 2019 are now open

Visit spur.uoregon.edu to learn more and to apply

Benefits include:

10-week summer research stipend

  • Full-time mentored research project
  • Professional development workshops
  • Social activities & recreational opportunities
  • Undergraduate research symposium
  • National conference travel opportunities
  • Shared room and board in UO Housing
  • Roundtrip travel from home to program

Contact:

Dr. Bryan Rebar, Program Director

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

1254 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403

spur@uoregon.edu

541-346-5862

spur.uoregon.edu

Undergraduate Research in Educational Data Mining 2019

Applications deadline: February 15, 2019


Undergraduate students can participate in a paid data science research internship next Summer at George Mason University.

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Educational Data Mining

website: http://cs.gmu.edu/~reu

application deadline: February 15th, 2019

PI: Dr. Huzefa Rangwala

Co-PI: Dr. Mark Snyder

Field of research: Computer Science; Sub-Field: Educational Data Mining, Machine Learning, Visualization, Learning Technologies

Point of contact: Dr. Mark Snyder, 703-993-5624, msnyde14@gmu.edu

Project Description

The primary goal of this interdisciplinary REU Site program is to expose ten high quality undergraduate students to advanced topics in analytics, data mining, and visualization techniques as applied to data from the education domain. Students will participate in projects with the central theme of improving instructional technology design, enhancing academic curricula and modeling learning experiences. From an analytical methodology standpoint, projects will investigate approaches to model the dynamic knowledge state of a student throughout a sequential academic program. Projects will also model the learning behavior of younger students in informal settings by analyzing the server logs of the Scratch framework or Online Engineering Communities. Projects will also model the learning habits of practitioners while interacting with online programming environments.

UVI Research Opportunities


1) The HSAP/URAP (High-school Apprenticeship Program/Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program):

https://www.usaeop.com/program/hsap/

The High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) | AEOP

www.usaeop.com

For current rising high school juniors and seniors, the High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) provides an authentic science and engineering research experience alongside university researchers sponsored by the Army Research Office. This commuter program helps students learn research methods and develop skills in Army critical research areas in a university lab setting.

https://www.usaeop.com/program/urap/


2) the REAP (Research and Engineering Apprenticeship program):

https://www.usaeop.com/program/reap/


These are for grade 9-12 and UVI students.

2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Ten Week Program - May 26 - August 2, 2019

2018 Summer Fellows

Best wishes for the New Near!

Program Description

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a non-credit, ten-week, structured research experience. The program consists of "hands-on" laboratory research with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor.

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and UMMS Provost’s Office.

Goals

The program is designed to provide participants in-depth exposure to actual biomedical research. Participants will develop career-building connections with faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and peers. The program encourages participants to consider biomedical research as a viable career choice. Over 33% of former participants have subsequently pursued MD, PhD or MD/PhD training.

Why should I apply?

• Immersive experience preforming cutting edge research in a broad range of topic areas including: Cancer Biology, Immunology & Infectious Disease, Neuroscience, and Bioinformatics.

• Summer Research Fellows receive a stipend of $4000. Stipends are paid to participants in three payments over the ten-week program.

• Travel and housing are paid for and arranged by the program.

• Participants engage in networking sessions with UMMS leaders, faculty and trainees.

• Participants prepare and present a professional research poster. Poster may be subsequently presented at national scientific conferences.

Information and Application

More information about the program can be found here. If applicants are interested, they may access the online application by applying here.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Summer Research Programs

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2019

I would like to make you aware of three exciting summer opportunities for your undergraduate students – the Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program, the Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM), and the UAB Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE). These programs introduce outstanding undergraduates to the exciting career options of being a scientific investigator while also being a practicing physician. Eligible students may apply to all programs through a single application (https://www.uab.edu/medicine/sibs/application).

UAB - Summer in Biomedical Science (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program - How to Apply www.uab.edu

Please read the given instructions and then apply below 1. Complete the online application. In addition to completing the required fields, you will need to have the following information ready to upload since it is not possible to save your application and come back to complete it at a later time.

· These 8-week programs are held concurrently from May 31-July 26, 2019

o Students will receive stipends and free on-campus housing but will be responsible for travel to and from Birmingham, AL and other expenses

· Students in all programs will be introduced to the concept of scientific research, principles of scientific experimentation, the proper methods of data analysis, the interpretation, presentation, and translational applications of research results, and to clinicians who practice at academic medical centers.

Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is February 15, 2019.

Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program http://www.uab.edu/sibs

Our goal in offering this fellowship is to give talented undergraduate students the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of intensive, hypothesis-drive laboratory research. This experience should help students make well informed decisions about future career plans. Previous research experience is not required. We especially welcome applications from students who are interested in research as a potential career, including students interested in PhD and MD-PhD programs. We accept 15 students per summer into this program. We expect applicants to SIBS to have completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate coursework. We anticipate that successful candidates will typically demonstrate grade point averages of 3.0 (“B”) or higher, especially in science, math, and related areas.

Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) http://www.uab.edu/medicine/paradigm/

The NIH R25 PARAdiGM Summer Program focuses on undergraduates from diverse and underrepresented minority backgrounds, and offers the opportunity to participate in the program for two summers. In addition to working in the laboratory of a faculty mentor with an actively funded biomedical research program, PARAdiGM participants will learn about careers in academic medical centers (AMCs) by shadowing clinician-investigators in their clinics, as well as on in-patient rounds. At the end of the first summer in the program, the students will write an abstract and participate in both a local and national poster presentation of their research results. The students will also receive instruction in essay writing, MCAT preparation, and critical career skills. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide undergraduate students with an understanding and appreciation of the biomedical research process so as to encourage them to pursue careers studying patients and their diseases after further postgraduate training in graduate and medical education. Previous research experience is not required in order to apply. The PARAdiGM program is especially useful for students who do not have local access to biomedical research and/or academic physician-scientist role models.

UAB Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE) https://www.uab.edu/medicine/nephrology/research/cardio-renal-physiology-and-medicine/kure

The NIN R25 KURE (Kidney Undergraduate Research Experience) Summer Program gives you the opportunity to learn about advances in kidney research and be mentored as you work on your own research project in a lab within UAB’s kidney community of investigators. This 8-week program allows you the unique opportunity to gain experience in the field of biomedical research.


Boston University STaRS Program

Applications deadline: February 1, 2019

This is a unique summer research opportunity which targets current undergraduate sophomores and juniors.

The Summer Training as Research Scholars (STaRS) program is a dynamic and focused research experience that is designed to promote access to graduate education for traditionally underrepresented students in science and medicine. STaRS provides scholars with the opportunity to participate in research and enhances skills required for successful entrance and completion of a PhD or an MD/PhD program in the biomedical sciences.

I invite you to visit our website to learn more about Boston University School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Sciences and the STaRS program: https://www.bumc.bu.edu/gms/academics/stars/.

https://jcesom.marshall.edu/research/srims

REU Program

Applications deadline: February 1, 2019

We are recruiting again this year and would appreciate if you could again advertise our program to your students. The program info is at http://reu.isi.edu.

Our REU site is focusing on human communication in a connected world. In our program, undergraduate students will participate in an 8-week research experience at USC/ISI campus in Marina del Rey. The program includes:

  • a weekly stipend of $500
  • travel reimbursement to/from Los Angeles
  • meals
  • housing at USC campus
  • free shuttle between USC and ISI
  • professional development activities
  • social events in the Los Angeles area

Timeline

Applications due:

Feb 1, 2019

Acceptance notifications:

Feb 15 - Mar 1, 2019

Program duration:

Jun 2 - Aug 10, 2019

To apply, students must meet the following criteria at the time of application:

  • US citizens or permanent residents
  • enrolled at an accredited higher learning institution (including two-year institutions)
  • be at least in their second year of study (exceptional freshmen may be considered)
  • not be in their last year of study for the given undergraduate degree

Application deadline: February 1, 2019

We are seeking bright students for our NIH-funded summer research and post-baccalaureate programs. The Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR) program at the McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis (genome.wustl.edu) is committed to increasing the number of underrepresented students who pursue PhD’s in genomics and related fields. We have two OGR mentored research programs: Undergraduate Scholars, a 10 - week summer program and Extensive Study, a one-year post-baccalaureate program that includes research and enrichment activities such as GRE and graduate school preparation.

Our programs are small and familial and provide individualized attention in a rigorous research environment. Our program alumni have been accepted to PhD programs at schools that include Harvard, UC Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Yale and, of course, Washington University in St. Louis. The program started in 2007 and we are excited to continue to foster and cultivate the interests and talent of students from diverse backgrounds and we hope that your students will apply and take part in this amazing journey.

We offer a competitive stipend/salary and housing for summer students. Program details and the application can be found at: genome.wustl.edu/outreach. Areas of research that our students have pursued as a part of OGR include: genomics, bioinformatics, cancer biology, microbiology, developmental biology, cell biology and physiology. Therefore, our definition is quite broad and we encourage applications from students with varied interests.


Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

Application Deadline: February 8, 2019


As our application deadline of February 8th rapidly approaches, we are reaching out to you in a final effort to encourage students to apply to the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (conservationscholars.ucsc.edu) at the University of California Santa Cruz. Each March we select 20 early-undergraduate Scholars from around the country to participate in a two-year conservation mentorship program centered on the summers between academic years. Our goal is to serve students from groups traditionally underrepresented in conservation, across disciplines, who can contribute to diversifying, redefining, and strengthening efforts to protect land, wildlife and water. We focus our efforts on serving college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with two years of college left at a stage when we can support their undergraduate careers and their choices as they graduate. Students who attend or are transferring to any four-year institution in the US, its territories and Native nations are eligible. Although we do support DACA students, international students are not eligible.

During the first year Scholars participate in an eight-week, intensive summer course integrating conservation design, leadership and research experiences while traveling with a close group of peers and mentors. During the second summer, Scholars pursue eight-week research and practice internships with nationally recognized conservation organizations and agencies. A professional development retreat after the second summer brings together the Scholar cohort and prepares them to apply for jobs and graduate school. Throughout the two years and beyond, we work with home mentors at each Scholar’s campus to provide ongoing support. Our Scholars receive a $4,000 stipend each summer and become part of the national Doris Duke Conservation Scholars network for life.

I hope you will share our program information with faculty, eligible students, and others in your professional and community networks. Applications for the 2019 class of Scholars are available on the website and due February 8, 2019.


This program supports undergraduate students who are interested in cardiovascular research. Any undergraduate student who is currently enrolled at any degree granting University or College is eligible to apply for this opportunity, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research. The application for our 2019 Frankel CVC Summer Undergraduate Fellowship program is NOW OPEN and the deadline for submission is January 31, 2019. I have also included a flyer to forward on to students you feel may be interested. Thank you.

Program Description

Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. 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, starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day and ending around the first week of August. There may also be financial aid assistance for travel and housing to students that qualify. There will be a research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows will present their work, as well as opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer.

More information about the program as well as a link to the electronic application can be found here: www.tinyurl.com/fcvcsummerfellowship

Lab Website: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/michelelab/

Email: FCVC-SURF@med.umich.edu


RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY SUMMER PROGRAM

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is delighted to invite your MBRS students to apply to our summer undergraduate research program, RISE (Research Intensive Summer Experience) at Rutgers.

Exciting features of RISE include:

** PERSONALIZED MENTOR MATCHING

** OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Scientific writing/speaking, graduate school & career guidance, field trips, networking.

** Prestigious SUPER Grad (Summer Pipeline to Excellence at Rutgers) Graduate Fellowships, valued up to $100,000, for outstanding RiSE alumni who return for graduate study.

** FUNDING: Stipend up to $5000 + free housing + travel reimbursement + GRE Prep Course valued at $1300.

** ALUMNI SUCCESS: Awards at national conferences & placement at top graduate schools.

** VIBRANT SOCIAL & RECREATIONAL PROGRAM in a multi-cultural community.

** IDEAL LOCATION: At the hub of U.S. pharmaceutical & technology industries, 45 mins. From New York City, nearby beaches and mountains.

** Option for automatic consideration for 5 partner REU programs.

The RISE 2019 APPLICATION is open now! Rolling admission starts in January. Please encourage your students to apply early; acceptance is highly competitive.

Questions? rise@grad.rutgers.edu or 848.932.6584.


LANEY GRADUATE SCHOOL'S SUMMER OPPORTUNITY FOR ACADEMIC RESEARCH PROGRAM

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 28, 2019


Emory University’s Laney Graduate School under the Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement Office will be hosting the Laney Graduate School's Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (LGS-SOAR) program. Application Deadline is January 28, 2019.

I am writing to ask for your assistance in identifying talented underrepresented minority – particularly Black/African American, American Indian, Latinx/Hispanic, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander – and underserved undergraduate students who may benefit from a highly-competitive, 10-week, research-intensive experience. We are seeking emerging researchers interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in one of over 40 academic programs at Emory including humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural, physical and biomedical sciences. Additional program details, eligibility requirements and online application can be found on the web at LGS-SOAR.

The program is unique in that all scholars will be mentored by Emory Faculty and teams of postdocs, research technicians, graduate students, and other undergraduates. SOAR researchers receive a housing award for residence on the Emory campus and a stipend to support their full-time attention to research training and developing professional development skills on:

  • Communicating research to a variety of audiences
  • Problem-solving
  • Interpreting results
  • Participating in novel research
  • Navigating difficult ethical situations
  • Network building

Please help us spread the word about LGS-SOAR 2019 by forwarding this announcement to interested students, faculty, and staff at your institution.

I am happy to answer any questions and look forward to the applicants you will send our way. Thank you in advance for your support in broadening participation in graduate education!

Application deadline is January 28.

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


HARVARD SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY IN EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY OR ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY REU

Application deadline: February 1, 2019


This program is for undergrads who are looking for a summer research opportunity in the broad fields of evolution, ecology, or environmental biology? I am writing to let you know about a new REU program based in the Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) at Harvard. The program is called Evolution, Ecology, and Environment (E3 REU) and we will be welcoming our first group of interns summer of 2019. We are particularly interested in identifying underrepresented minority or first generation students who are interested in exploring research opportunities in evolution and ecology that might not otherwise be available at their home institution.

What kinds of science research opportunities are available? Research will be based in faculty labs drawn from OEB as well as the Harvard University Center for the Environment, which includes faculty from a number of Harvard departments and schools, including the Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science and the Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Science. That means that research projects may cover anything from developmental genetics to comparative genomics to systematics to global ecology to physiology to biogeochemistry.

Does the program involve more than just lab-based research? Of course! There will be weekly meetings with students in the E3 REU program as well as other Harvard-based summer research programs that will help interns develop a wide range of professional skills to support their success in graduate school. In addition to these weekly meetings, students will attend the annual Leadership Alliance National Symposium (all travel/lodging/meals covered), and there will be regular social activities and field excursions. You can find out more about the program here and here.

How do students apply and when is the deadline? Students apply through the Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification program, whose deadline is February 1, 2019. Students interested in the Harvard E3 REU should select Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as at least one of their target programs in their application.

What if I have more questions? You should start with our FAQ but feel free to contact Dr. Elena Kramer (ekramer@oeb.harvard.edu), who is leading the new REU.


2019 NIDA Summer Research Internship Program

Application Deadline: February 11, 2019

The NIDASummer 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 athttp://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.

  • When to Apply
    • All Application components, including the two letters of recommendation must be submitted online by February 11, 2019.

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

Julie Huffman Albert Avila, Ph.D.

Office: 301-443-9798 Program Director

Huffmanj@mail.nih.gov aavila@nida.nih.gov


GMRI Summer Internship

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

A new summer internship program at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) may be of interest to you, undergraduate students.

New for the summer of 2019, we are excited to announce the launch of our NSF-funded REU Site – ‘Integrated Studies in a Rapidly Warming Fishery Ecosystem’. Briefly, the program includes 10 weeks of hands-on research experience at our waterfront location in downtown Portland Maine, a $500/week stipend, housing, meal allowances and travel support for 6-8 students. For more information please visit:

https://www.gmri.org/about-us/join-our-team/internships/gmri-research-experience-undergraduates

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

Online applications are now open and will close on February 15th. Decisions will be made by March 15th.

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

Sincerely,

Graham Sherwood PhD, REU Lead

on behalf of the GMRI Research Team


The Cornell University LSAMP REU is accepting applications!

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

9 June - 9 August 2019

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 Offers:

  • 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.

Application Deadline:

15 FEBRUARY 2019

APPLY NOW

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.

Learn more:

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

Download our flyer!

Inquiries, please contact:

Cindy Mosqueda

Associate Director

Diversity Programs in Engineering

Cornell University, College of Engineering

dpeng@cornell.edu

Emory University’s Laney Graduate School under the Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement Office will be hosting the

Application Deadline is January 28, 2019.

I am writing to ask for your assistance in identifying talented underrepresented minority – particularly Black/African American, American Indian, Latinx/Hispanic, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander – and underserved undergraduate students who may benefit from a highly-competitive, 10-week, research-intensive experience. We are seeking emerging researchers interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in one of over 40 academic programs at Emory including humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural, physical and biomedical sciences. Additional program details, eligibility requirements and online application can be found on the web at LGS-SOAR

The program is unique in that all scholars will be mentored by Emory Faculty and teams of postdocs, research technicians, graduate students, and other undergraduates. SOAR researchers receive a housing award for residence on the Emory campus and a stipend to support their full-time attention to research training and developing professional development skills on:

  • Communicating research to a variety of audiences
  • Problem-solving
  • Interpreting results
  • Participating in novel research
  • Navigating difficult ethical situations
  • Network building

I am happy to answer any questions and look forward to the applicants you will send our way. Thank you in advance for your support in broadening participation in graduate education!

Application deadline is January 28.

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


Naval Research Laboratory Internship Program

Deadline: Friday, January 4


The deadline to apply for the 2019 Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Internship Program is approaching! If you have students who may be interested in this opportunity, please feel free to pass this email along.

As a reminder, students who are accepted will be active participants in different research programs, working with senior NRL staff to conduct hands-on laboratory research in their field. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to attend scientific and skill-set seminars on topics including laboratory safety, ethics in science and engineering, job search and interviewing skills and resume writing.

This program is designed for students who attend a historically black college or university, a minority-serving institution or a tribal college. Applicants should be majoring in a STEM subject and have an interest in complex laboratory work.


Students are encouraged to visit our website to learn more about the program and submit an application by Friday, January 4 to be considered.


Please contact me at NRL@twc.edu or (202) 238-7995 if you have any questions.

Tyana Anglin

The Washington Center


Biochemical Markers Summer Fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 18, 2019, 12:00 AM ET

A fellowship opportunity is available in the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) within the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. DLS provides laboratory support that improves the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins.

Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, the selected participant will use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to address topics relevant to public health. This will allow the participant to gain hands-on experience in applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of its applications to public health.

Opportunities may include:

· Developing and applying new analytical methods aimed at characterizing and quantitating biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases using analytical techniques such as LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, and others.

· Assessing a variety of markers in biological specimens (such as serum or urine)

· Developing reference materials

For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/CDC-DLS-2019-0013.

If you have any questions, please send an email to CDCrpp@orau.org.

Emma Bowen Foundation

Deadline: January 8th, 2019


Are you a high school senior or undergraduate college student looking for a PAID Summer Internship in media or tech? Please apply to the Emma Bowen Foundation! We are a diversity initiative for more than 60 media and tech companies that recruit promising students of color for summer internships.

We strongly recommend students apply by January 8th.

Here is what we are looking for:

  • Technology-focused students
  • Public Relations majors
  • Investigative and Data Journalists and students interested in Non-profit Journalism
  • Accounting and Finance majors
  • Students interested in the Business of Media
  • Students interested in Broadcast Journalism and News Production

Click here to view cities in which we expect to place (subject to change)

Summer 2019 positions are not limited to the opportunities and cities listed above. Students interested in all aspects of media are encouraged to apply!

Students can apply here: http://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/application_info

Emma Bowen Foundation

http://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/

Greetings from Harvard Forest!


We are offering an exciting summer program for undergraduate students to collaborate with scientists conducting ecological research.

Attached is a detailed program brochure as well as a few power point slides for presentation to interested students.

The strict deadline for this program is Friday February 1st, 2019 @ 9:00am.


Applications are currently being accepted on-line and complete details are listed on our website.


Thank you and please pass information along to your colleagues.

Program dates for 2019 are May 27 – August 9, 2019.



The on-line application is now open for the Latino Mental Health Research Training Program. The last day to submit an application is February 8, 2019.

Undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students who are interested in conducting mental health research in Mexico and Los Angeles during the summer of 2019, and who meet the following criteria, are encouraged to apply:

o 3.0 GPA or better o Research career orientation o Excellent Spanish language oral and written skills

o Demonstrated interest and/or commitment to reducing health disparities

o Background in research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative) and/or demonstrated social/behavioral sciences research experience

o Undergraduates with junior or senior class standing for 2018-2019 academic year, post-baccalaureate/master level degree students, and pre-doctoral level students.

o U.S. citizen, non-citizen national (generally persons born in outlying possessions of the U.S.), or a permanent resident (i.e., possess a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or other legal verification of such status)

Must be in at least one of the following categories:

o From a group underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences, specifically, Black or African American, Latino/Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

o Low-income individuals, meaning those whose annual income is below the low-income threshold line. This includes those who have qualified for Federal assistance programs or received loans or scholarships for those in financial need.

These loans include: Health Professional Student Loans, and Loans for Disadvantaged Student Programs.

These scholarships include any that are awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the category Scholarships for Individuals with Exceptional Financial Need.

Refer to the website below to determine if you or your family fall below the low-income threshold line. http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-research

o From a rural area or from rural backgrounds.

Refer to the website below to determine if you come from a rural area or background. https://www.raconline.org/am-i-rural

Interested undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students meeting criteria should visit our website: http://dornsife.usc.edu/latino-mental-health/how-to-apply/ (Make sure to include hyphens!)

Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program

Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019


The Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program is a ten-week faculty mentored residential summer research program for undergraduates in biotechnology. Through this program, a diverse cohort of rising undergraduate juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to work in laboratories of faculty across the Harvard campus. In addition to an engaging, formative research experience, Harvard-Amgen Scholars will live among over 300 undergraduate residents of the Harvard Summer Undergraduate Research Village community in one of the historic Houses along the Charles River. Please check out our flyer here ( https://uraf.harvard.edu/files/uraf/files/2019_harvard-amgen_scholars_flyer.pdf) for an overview of the program and benefits.

The deadline to submit complete applications is Friday, February 1, 2019. More information about the Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program, as well as eligibility criteria and the application process may be found at https://uraf.harvard.edu/amgen-scholars. The Amgen Scholars Program website, which includes information about all of the U.S. and international programs available this coming summer may be found at www.amgenscholars.com.

Contact Person

Pamela J. Gaddi, PhD : email : pjgaddi@fas.harvard.edu.

MIT Summer Research Program 2019 Application

Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

APPLY @ msrp.mit.edu!


OPPORTUNITIES

  • Conduct research in state of the art facilities
  • Receive supervision from MIT faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students
  • Attend weekly academic and professional development seminars
  • Participate in numerous community activities at MIT and in the Boston/Cambridge area
  • MIT provides a weekly stipend, roundtrip travel, and on-campus housing

ELIGIBILITY

  • Currently enrolled college Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
  • Attend a US home institution (or its territories)
  • 3.5 GPA (Based on 4.0 scale)
  • Have genuine interest in research and obtaining PhD
  • African American, Latino, Native American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, first-generation students, and students from low socio-economic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply

DATES: June 9 - August 9, 2019

Learn more about the experience of our MSRP 2018 Research Interns! MSRP 2018 Interns Video

QUESTIONS?

MSRP FAQs

msrp@mit.edu

617-324-8453

IDENTIFY YOUR RESEARCH AREA

MIT faculty, departments and research groupsparticipate in MSRP based on the admitted applicants’ areas of interest.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

@ MIT and beyond via Pathways of Science database

University of Pittsburgh

Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Computational Biology

Deadline: February 11, 2019


We are pleased to announce the 10th 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 2019 program flyer can be found at our website – tecbioreu.pitt.edu, which also hosts our program application page.

Application Deadline: February 11, 2019

Program Dates: May 20 – July 26, 2019

Student Support: $5750 stipend, housing*, and travel*

*housing and travel not guaranteed for Pitt students

University of Nebraska’s 2019 Summer Research Program


We are now accepting applications for the University of Nebraska’s 2019 Summer Research Program, and we’d like to encourage your students to apply.

Our 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.

GET ALL OF THE DETAILS » https://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/home

Summer 2019 research programs include:

Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Friday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM »: https://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/apply


Feel free to forward this to your students. If you have any questions about our program, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Summer Research Opp: Johns Hopkins Public Health Internship

Application deadline: February 1, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Diversity Summer Internship Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Diversity Summer Internship Program welcomes applicants from all over the United States, including applicants from underrepresented groups and economically disadvantaged areas. Students currently in their second year (or higher) from all majors are encouraged to apply including biology, chemistry, public health, environmental health science, health education/science, pre-med, and psychology. DSIP is designed to assist students in preparing for graduate school and includes:

  • Public health focused research internship with a faculty mentor based in one of our ten departments
  • Completion of a summer research paper
  • GRE workshop
  • Public health and professional development seminars
  • Oral and poster presentations
  • Housing is provided to all interns who reside outside of counties surrounding Baltimore.
  • A stipend is provided to interns who are not already funded by their schools or federal programs.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • US Citizen/Permanent Resident
  • Enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree-granting program.
  • Currently in their sophomore year or higher
  • Available for the duration of the program (May 26- Aug 2, 2019). Late arrivals/early departures not permitted.

The application is open through February 1, 2019.



Now accepting applications for spring and summer 2019!

Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provides nuclear engineering research opportunities and associated activities for current undergraduate and graduate students.

Highlights:

· Full-time or part-time research or technical appointments

· Stipend commensurate with academic level ($529-$935/week)

· Limited travel/housing assistance, if eligible

· Professional development activities

· Applications accepted on a semester basis

· No U.S. citizenship requirement

Candidates must:

• Be at least 18 years old

• Be enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in an eligible major/degree program

• Be continuing education in an accredited degree-seeking program if graduating before or during the appointment period

• Have a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA

Apply for the spring 2019 NESLS program here: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/ORNL-NESLS-SPRING2019

Deadline for spring: January 6, 2019

Apply for the summer 2019 NESLS program here: https://zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/ORNL-NESLS-SUMMER2019

Deadline for summer: February 28, 2019

For more details, visit the NESLS program webpage at https://orise.orau.gov/ornl/nesls/.

If you have any questions, please contact NESLS@orau.org.

FY2019 U.S. Air Force Research Lab

Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP)

Accepting Applications Now

We are currently accepting applications for the FY2019 AFRL SFFP Program now through 30 November 2017 from qualified and eligible faculty members nationwide interested in conducting research at Air Force (AF) Research Labs/Centers.

AFRL SFFP offers Faculty (and their accompanying student) the opportunity to engage in challenging research at some of our nation’s most advanced laboratories and facilities.

Participating Air Force Research Facilities. Click to find a Research Program:

· AFRL/RD – Directed Energy (Hawaii – U.S. Citizens Only)

· AFRL/RH – Airman Systems (Ohio & Texas)

· AFRL/RI – Information (New York)

· AFRL/RQ – Aerospace Systems (California, Ohio, & Tennessee)

· AFRL/RV – Space Vehicles (New Mexico – U.S. Citizens Only)

· AFRL/RW – Munitions (Florida)

· AFRL/RX – Materials and Manufacturing (Ohio)

· AFRL/RY – Sensors (Ohio)

· Air Force Institute of Technology (Ohio)

· Air Force Tester Center (California, Florida, Ohio, Maryland, & Tennessee)

· U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado)

Click Here to Apply Now – Early application is encouraged. U.S. Citizens and U.S. Dual Citizens may apply. Please review Eligibility Criteria and connect with an Advisor on a selected Research Program Topic prior to applying.

Tips for Applying – Check your Eligibility. If you are eligible, go to our site and find a Research Program. Once you have identified a program, contact the Air force Research Program Advisor. Once you have coordinate the research with the AF Advisor, prepare your proposal and apply online.

Faculty members from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Institutions, American Indian Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI/TCU/HIS) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education are especially encouraged to apply.

Please direct any questions regarding the program via email AFSFFP.PMO@Sysplus.com or by phone at 301-948-4232.

Purdue University NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of Proteins

Application deadline is February 8, 2019.


Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University

Dates: May 20 – July 27, 2019

(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 2019

- 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

Summer 2019 Undergrad Research on Chesapeake Bay (REU), Deadline: Feb. 15


Are you looking for a summer research internship studying ocean, coastal or environmental science? I invite you to check out the Maryland Sea Grant Summer REU program. We bring upper-level undergraduate students to the Chesapeake Bay to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. We select undergrads in many disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.


Each REU fellow will receive:

$6,000 stipend

Free housing at your research lab

Round-trip travel expenses


In particular, we encourage students from colleges and universities where access to marine science and to research opportunities is limited and who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math. We believe bringing together students from many disciplines, backgrounds and parts of the country makes for a more interesting and educational summer experience.


Join us for our 12-week program from May 19 to August 11, 2019. We are accepting applications through February 15. Please visit our website to find out more (www.mdsg.umd.edu/reu) or drop me a note at reu@mdsg.umd.edu.


Yours,

Mike Allen

Maryland Sea Grant



KEY INFORMATION:

- Program Flyer download http://bit.ly/MDSGREU19

- 12-week program: May 19 to August 11, 2019

- $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution

- Funded by the National Science Foundation and thus limited to US citizens or permanent residents

- Applications due: February 15, 2019

- Application and guidance http://ww2.mdsg.umd.edu/reu/apply/index.php

Looking for Summer Research in Cancer Biology?


The George Washington Summer Program Advancing Research on Cancer (GW SPARC) engages diverse undergraduates in a mentored summer research experience at the GW Cancer Center in Washington DC. Learn more about GW SPARC.

  • Students participate in cutting-edge research, learn contemporary cancer research techniques, examine health disparities and the impact of cancer in different communities, and prepare for research careers.
  • In addition to conducting basic science research with a mentor, students attend weekly workshops and seminars focused on cancer research, research skills, career development, and graduate school applications.
  • At the end of the summer, all students present in a poster session with other undergraduate researchers.

Students will be matched with outstanding researchers at the Cancer Center in:

  • Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Engineering and Technology
  • Microbial Oncology

Apply to 2019 GW SPARC Now


Questions? Please contact:

Laura Radville, PhD

Program Coordinator

lradville@gwu.edu

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at the FDA

Application deadline: February 15, 2019

Program Description

Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas. Selected individuals will train alongside NCTR investigators who conduct FDA mission-critical, translational research, that provides a scientifically sound basis for FDA regulatory decisions, and that reduces risks associated with FDA-regulated products.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and FDA. The appointment period is full-time for up to 10 weeks beginning May 28, 2019. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE, or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits paid.

Qualifications

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age at the time of the appointment. Applicants must be a student in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university, or accepted as an entering graduate or professional student at an accredited college or university, with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale). Majors that are eligible include Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering (Bioengineering, Biomedical, Chemical, and Engineering Sciences), Nanotechnology, and Computer Science (Scientific Computing and Informatics). Other eligible areas of study include Life Health and Medical Sciences, and Other Physical Sciences.

How to Apply

Apply online at https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/FDA-NCTR-2019-0116

A complete application consists of:

• An application

• Transcripts

• A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and a publication list

• Two educational or professional references

• All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

• The application deadline is February 15, 2019.

We would like to invite you to apply to The CLIMB UP (Undergraduate Program) for Summer Research at the University at Buffalofor Summer 2019.

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 11th 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? May 28-August 3, 2019

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 that 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), and housing is provided for students who live outside of Western New York. 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.

How Do I Apply?

Submit no later than February 1, 2019:

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM (click here!), which includes:

    1. Personal statement describing interest in research and career goals
    2. Your most recent CV or resume
    3. A copy of your latest academic transcript (unofficial is perfectly acceptable)
    4. Two (2) letters of recommendation from people who know you well (professor, advisor, supervisor, etc) can be uploaded through the application or through the CLIMB UP website. We strongly recommend that at least one of your letters be from someone who can comment specifically about your research experience. Please name the file this way: StudentLastName_CLIMBUPRec (ie, Wilson_CLIMBUPRec)

If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact us!

For further information, please visit us online OR- “Like” CLIMB UP on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/CLIMBUPatUB

University of Michigan "UM-SMART" summer undergraduate research program

This is to make you aware of a 10-week summer undergraduate research program sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP, which is an MD/PhD program) on the medical campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The "UM-SMART" summer research program is designed to provide an opportunity for highly motivated and talented undergraduates interested in careers as physician scientists to enhance their science and academic skills. Applicants will gain valuable research experience by performing full-time research under the direction of a faculty mentor in a research lab.

Application opens: October 15, 2018

Application deadline: January 18, 2019

Summer Program dates: May 28-Aug 4, 2019

Program Highlights: (see the website or the attached brochure for more information)

This is a funded program. Students receive a stipend of $4,400 plus double occupancy dormitory housing.

The main scientific focus of the summer program is to provide full-time laboratory biomedical research, as well as

· Two half day clinical shadowing experiences

· Online MCAT preparation

· Poster presentation and seminars

· “Big Sib” Program

· Attend 3-day MSTP annual scientific retreat

Eligibility: (see the website or the attached brochure for more information)

The program is targeted towards undergraduate students who are US citizens or permanent US residents who come from an educational, cultural, or geographic background that is underrepresented in the sciences, or students who have experienced financial hardship or students with disabilities. In addition, applicants must

· Complete sophomore year by June 1, 2019

· Maintain a minimum 3.2 grade point average

· Complete 100 hours of research lab experience by June 1, 2019

· Submit two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a research mentor or instructor


To apply to the UM-SMART program, follow this link: https://umich-smart.smapply.io/prog/um-smart_summer_undergraduate_research_program/

For more information please read the attached brochure or visit our website: https://medicine.umich.edu/medschool/education/md-phd-program/um-smart-undergrad-summer-program

Please pass this information along to any student groups or individual students whom you think might have an interest and would benefit from this program.

The deadline for application submission is January 18, 2019.

Should you have any questions about the program please feel free to contact me or Justine Hein (heinjm@med.umich.edu)

My name is Dr. Beth White and I am the Program Manager for the Department of Homeland Security Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions. The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers), among other benefits. I would love to have a team from your institution apply this year.

My hope is that you will share this with faculty who will identify a Center of Excellence with which their research interests align and submit an application for consideration. If invited to submit a full proposal, faculty will choose one or two students to bring with them for the 10 week summer experience. The program requires teams to be composed of one faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate and/or graduate level). Appointments will not be made to teams with no student member(s) or to teams without a faculty member.

As a former professor, I see this opportunity as ideal for both undergraduate and graduate students. It places them in “real life” facilities and allows them to begin to identify with the disciplines in a professional way. For faculty, the research collaboration is a unique research support and professional development opportunity.

The DHS Centers of Excellence participating this year are:

As you follow each link, you will learn a bit more about the specific research projects currently underway at each location. However, there is plenty of room for you to propose a new topic!

I appreciate your time and effort to share this program with others at your institution.

I am available by email to answer any questions you may have as you move through the application process. Please visit http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/faculty/index.html for additional program information.

To read about previous faculty experiences in our program, visit http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/profiles/srt-stories.html.

We welcome applications from many disciplines inclusive of the social sciences. The Faculty Application Guide located on the “How to Apply”page http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/faculty/apply.html may also be useful as you move through the application process.

Data Visualization and Geospatial Data Research Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Transportation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 30, 2018, 12:00 AM ET

Innovations in data visualization and the use of geospatial transportation data have major implications on the ways that transportation datasets are used, bringing forth innovative new software and challenges. These changes push us, as analysts and statisticians, to rethink our relationship with data. During this fellowship, you will explore opportunities to advance geospatial and data resources that are appropriate for statistical analysis and visualization, build new data sets, and innovate the way in which we use existing datasets.

We are looking for a paid Fellow trained in geospatial and data visualization analytics to mentor under a mid-senior level survey statistician. This is a great opportunity to hone statistical skills and to gain experience collaborating with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), one of the 13 independent Federal statistical agencies. The ideal candidate will have experience in geospatial applications and data visualization, and be knowledgeable of data compilation and statistical analysis. The fellowship provides an excellent opportunity to provide input and creativity --thinking 'outside the box'-- into projects with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, as well as offer skills development, skills training, and networking opportunities.

Annual stipend: $78,000 (commensurate with educational level and experience)

Health insurance supplement: $3,000

Professional development allowance: $2,000

Relocation allowance: $2,000

This fellowship is located in the Office of Survey Programs (OSP). The OSP designs, develops, and conducts quality survey programs to capture information on the transportation system for effective use in transportation decision making. OSP staff collaborate across agencies, with all levels of project staff, with key internal and external stakeholders, and others to explore innovative methods of data collection and survey design in improving and initiating survey programs. Strong communication, coordination, and teamwork are needed to be successful in this role. In addition to assisting with developing and implementing transportation surveys, the selected candidate will be involved with researching and analyzing administrative and auxiliary data sources that can be used to further enhance transportation databases. He or she will also apply specialized data analysis techniques to collect, augment, and enhance BTS datasets. In addition, the candidate will assist with publishing and disseminating data that describe the characteristics, performance, use, and impact of the Nation's transportation systems.

This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is actively reviewing applications and is looking to fill positions as soon as qualified applicants are identified.

For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOT2018-08.

If you have questions, send an email to USDOT@orau.org.

ACCESS Summer Research Program

Program Information: gradschool.weill.cornell.edu/summer.

The program dates are from June 3- August 9.

The deadline to apply is February 1st.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Students Interested in the Ocean Sciences

A scholarship opportunity (https://owuscholarship.org/) is available and USVI residents are eligible to apply. There are some requirements in terms of who can apply:

  • Minimum age of 21 and maximum age of 26 at the time of the application deadline (1 December 2018 for all regions)
  • Valid citizenship for the relevant Rolex Scholarship (North America, Europe, and Australasia)
  • Applicant has not yet earned a graduate degree by April 1st of the scholarship year and has not yet chosen a clearly defined career path
  • High academic standing
  • Fluency in English
  • Certification as a Rescue Diver or equivalent with a minimum of 25 dives logged in the past two years
  • Evidence of adequate health insurance for duration of scholarship year
  • Submission of a completed diving medical examination form which is found in the application
  • If you are chosen as a scholar, you will be required to pass a NOAA or equivalent physical.

SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, ST. LOUIS

Amgen - DBBS offers several summer programs including the nationally recognized, Amgen Scholars program. Amgen is a 10-week program that offers a stellar experience to students including: research; grant writing and a trip to the Amgen Scholar’s conference with great networking opportunities.

Opportunities in Genomics Research (Undergraduate) - Through the McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University we have a 10-week summer program for rising sophomores to seniors. Areas of research that our students have pursued as a part of OGR include: genomics, bioinformatics, cancer biology, microbiology, developmental biology, cell biology and physiology. We offer a competitive stipend/salary and housing for summer students. Program details and the application can be found at: https://www.genome.wustl.edu/outreach


Summer Research at the University of Wisconsin Madison


The application process for the Summer Research Opportunities Programs at the University of Wisconsin just opened.

https://grad.wisc.edu/diversity/summer-research-opportunity-program/

Also, let them know they can apply to 14 programs with one application through the Big Ten Alliance.

http://www.btaa.org/resources-for/students/srop/introduction


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Summer 2019 Undergraduate Internship Opportunity


The University of Missouri has exciting opportunities for undergraduate researchers interested in summer research experiences. Undergraduate students are invited to apply for an internship with our program: MU Alcohol Research Training Summer School (MU-ARTSS). MU-ARTSS provides an intensive week-long introduction to alcohol research, coupled with an 8 week paid internship ($3,600 stipend plus room and board) for each student to be mentored by alcohol researchers in the Department of Psychological Sciences. The program aims to increase the pipeline of scientists among minority and nonminority undergraduates who are interested in pursuing careers in alcohol research and is supported by an institutional training grant through the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

The week-long program of structured learning experiences will be conducted at the University of Missouri in Columbia from May 29-June 5, 2019. At the conclusion of the course, MU-ARTSS students will be placed in internships from June 5-July 26, 2019 in the laboratories of researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia with stipends. Depending upon students' interests, students will be placed in laboratories that focus on one or more of the following areas: (1) human genetics, (2) behavioral pharmacology, (3) psychiatric epidemiology, (4) neuroimaging, and (4) statistical modeling. In these internships, students will work alongside other interns, graduate students, and faculty members to gain experience in contemporary alcohol research that will provide valuable experiences for preparation for graduate study.

The program seeks applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in science and medicine. Applicants ideally must have completed 2 years of undergraduate work(exceptions may be made), with a B average or better in all coursework. It is desirable for students to have completed at least 2 courses (3 semester credit equivalents)in each of the following areas: a) behavioral or social sciences, b) biological sciences, and c) physical sciences/mathematics. Acceptance into MU-ARTSS will be made on the basis of academic performance, test scores, overall breadth and depth of academic coursework to date, and recommendations. Seven students will be selected to participate. Individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree are not eligible to apply. Application deadline is Feb. 15, 2019.

Attached is the MU-ARTSS program flyer. For more information contact Carol Waudby, MU-ARTSS coordinator, MUARTSS@missouri.edu, 573-882-1682 or visit the MU-ARTSS website at https://psychology.missouri.edu/research/artss/mu-artss .


University of Alabama at Birmingham: 2019 Summer Program Applications


Greetings from the University of Alabama at Birmingham-

I would like to make you aware of two exciting opportunities for your undergraduate students – the Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program 2019, andthe Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) 2019. Both of these programs introduce outstanding undergraduates to the exciting career options of being a scientific investigator while also being a practicing physician. Eligible students may apply to both programs.

  • These two 8-week programs are held concurrently from May 31-July 26, 2019
    • Students will receive stipends and free on-campus housing but will be responsible for their own meals, for travel to and from Birmingham, and other expenses
  • Students in both programs will be introduced to the concept of scientific research, principles of scientific experimentation, the proper methods of data analysis, the interpretation, presentation, and translational applications of research results, and to clinicians who practice at academic medical centers.

Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is February 15, 2019.

Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program http://www.uab.edu/sibs

Our goal in offering this fellowship is to give talented undergraduate students the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of intensive, hypothesis-drive laboratory research. This experience should help students make well informed decisions about future career plans. Previous research experience is not required. We especially welcome applications from students who are interested in research as a potential career, including students interested in PhD and MD-PhD programs. We accept 15 students per summer into this program. We expect applicants to SIBS to have completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate coursework. We anticipate that successful candidates will typically demonstrate grade point averages of 3.0 (“B”) or higher, especially in science, math, and related areas.

Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) http://www.uab.edu/medicine/paradigm/

The PARAdiGM program focuses on undergraduates from diverse and underrepresented minority backgrounds, and offers the opportunity to participate in the program for two summers. In addition to working in the laboratory of a faculty mentor with an actively funded biomedical research program, PARAdiGM participants will learn about careers in academic medical centers (AMCs) by shadowing clinician-investigators in their clinics, as well as on in-patient rounds. At the end of the first summer in the program, the students will write an abstract and participate in both a local and national poster presentation of their research results. The students will also receive instruction in essay writing, MCAT preparation, and critical career skills. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide undergraduate students with an understanding and appreciation of the biomedical research process so as to encourage them to pursue careers studying patients and their diseases after further postgraduate training in graduate and medical education. Previous research experience is not required in order to apply. The PARAdiGM program is especially useful for students who do not have local access to biomedical research and/or academic physician-scientist role models.

I would like to thank you in advance for distributing the information to the appropriate students in your department. Students can learn more about SIBS at www.uab.edu/sibs, about PARAdiGM at http://www.uab.edu/medicine/paradigm/ or by contacting me at sibs@uab.edu

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship


Providing career exploration for over 40 years.


2019 application available

October 16 – January 15!

The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship places science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdocs at media organizations nationwide. They have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at media outlets that include the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic, and Scientific American.

The Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write and report today’s headlines, while sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public. The Fellowship experience broadens the participant’s career path while increasing the public’s understanding of science and technology.


For additional information about the program visit AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Information


Spanish Language Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship

AAAS serves the growing Latino populations of the US by supporting science communication and education in the language of their communities. The recruitment of Spanish Language Mass Media Fellows helps bring science news to the mainstream Spanish news outlets to share with Spanish speaking communities. AAAS is excited to be continuing the program for the 2019 Fellowship year.


Program Information: Spanish Language Mass Media Program Information

National Science Foundation (NSF) REUs - https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp

Global Sustainability Scholars' Applications

The application deadline for the Global Sustainability Scholars (GSS) Program has been extended. The new deadline is Sunday, November 25th at 11:59 pm US EST.

We are granting applicants 10 additional days to take advantage of the Thanksgiving break. We strongly encourage students to complete and submit this application. The online application can be found here: https://www.gsscholar.org/apply/.

Please remember that this is a paid opportunity for students to travel abroad, learn about sustainability, conduct research, and build a professional network. The 2019 cohort will be focusing on the links between water, energy, and food in urban areas.

Eligibility requirements include the following:

Applicants should have started their sophomore year at an accredited, four-year university or college in the United States, and they must be studying and interested in sustainability issues (including, but not limited to Urban Planning, Environmental Studies, Environmental Design, Biology, Engineering and other STEM fields, Anthropology, and Communications). At this time, we are not accepting international students, and all applicants should be U.S. citizens who can travel abroad. Students will need to submit transcripts and two reference letters. For answers to frequently-asked questions, please visit https://www.gsscholar.org/scholars-faq or send an e-mail to gssinfo@gmail.com.

BIG ACADEMIC ALLIANCE SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

http://www.btaa.org/resources-for/students/srop/introduction


First 2019 Internships with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Do you serve students, 18 or older, interested in stewardship of the environment and wildlife conservation? If so, listed below are the first paid internships for 2019, most at national wildlife refuges across the country.

In addition to getting paid, students will gain awareness, knowledge and experience working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the largest conservation system in the world. For more information, click on the links. Interested students should apply through the Student Conservation Association. Thanks for sharing with others who may be interested.

2019 Career Discovery Internship Program Candidate

Expected Dates: Varied

Site: Nationwide

Natural Resources GIS Intern

Expected Dates: January 14, 2019 to May 5, 2019

Site: Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota

Environmental Education/ Interpretation Intern

Expected Dates: February 3, 2019 to October 12, 2019

Site: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

Biology Intern

Expected Dates: January 7, 2019 to January 4, 2020

Site: Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, Florida

Burn Crew Technician Intern

Expected Dates: February 5, 2019 to May 27, 2019

Site: Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Louisiana

Biological Technician

Dates: January 7, 2019 to March 31, 2019

Site: Santee National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina

Forestry Tech (Prescribed Fire) 1

Expected Dates: January 7, 2019 to April 21, 2019

Site: Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia

Forestry Tech (Prescribed Fire) 2

Expected Dates: January 7, 2019 to April 20, 2019

Site: Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia

Forestry Technician

Expected Dates: January 28, 2019 to July 28, 2019

Site: Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia

Visitor Services Internship

Expected Dates: January 7, 2019 to January 5, 2020

Site: FWS Northeast Regional Office (R5), Massachussetts

LSU REU Program

Applications deadline: February 15, 2019

SUMMARY:

Research Experience for Undergraduates Center for Computation & Technology Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences

Applications due: Fri Feb 15 2019

Program: Mon May 20 - Fri July 26 2019

Contact: reu@cct.lsu.edu

http://reu.cct.lsu.edu/

DETAILS:

The Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) hosts a ten week Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program where students work collaboratively on a wide variety of computational science projects.

Each student receives a stipend of $5,000, free housing in university dormitories, and up to $600 in travel expenses to and from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Ten students will be selected.

Qualifications:

Undergraduate, community college student, or high school senior attending college in the fall, interested in a major that is within the computational sciences umbrella (leaves out few majors as it includes all sciences, mathematics, engineering, finance, statistics, etc.) with at least a 2.75 GPA, considering a career

in research and/or graduate school in your major, being a US citizen or permanent resident, and graduating at least one semester after completion of the REU.

Important Dates:

February 15, 2019: Application deadline.

March 15, 2019: Notification of decision.

May 20, 2019 through July 26, 2019: Program dates.


The research activities of the CCT are organized into five Focus Areas: Core Computing Sciences, Coast to Cosmos, Material World, Cultural Computing, and System Science and Engineering. These are broad, and sometimes overlapping areas where faculty from diverse departments (Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Civil Engineering, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computing Engineering, Music, Business, etc.) collaborate in multidisciplinary projects.

Our REU students learn how to use some of the nation's largest supercomputers, may participate in the setup and management of large-scale simulations, and may take on an important role in the analysis and visualization of the simulation results.

For more information and to apply, visit: http://reu.cct.lsu.edu/


The LSU Center for Computation & Technology, or CCT, is an innovative research environment, advancing computational sciences, technologies and the disciplines they touch. Researchers at CCT use the advanced cyberinfrastructure - high-speed networks, high-performance computing, advanced data

storage and analysis and hardware and software development - available on campus to enable research in many different fields. By uniting researchers from diverse disciplines, ideas and expertise are disseminated across LSU departments to foster knowledge and invention.

For more information on the CCT, visit: http://cct.lsu.edu/


The Summer Program for Under Represented Students (SPURS)

This program offers up to 12 weeks of training in an NHLBI Laboratory for students who are over 17 years of age and enrolled in any accredited program from High School to Graduate or Medical School.


The conservation scholarship program here at the University of Michigan--the Doris Duke Conservation ScholarsProgram (DDCSP UM). DDCSP UM is a two-year research and internship opportunity for bright, curious undergraduate students interested in conservation, nature, and the environment. The program is aimed at bringing more undergraduates currently underrepresented in the environmental field into the conservation arena.

The DDCSP UM offers unique learning and development opportunities for a diverse group of undergraduate students. It also provides generous funding and alumni support to better equip our scholars to build successful careers in the conservation and environmental fields. Our team led by Dr. Dorceta E. Taylor, James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Professor of Environmental Justice and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), are very excited to welcome our fourth cohort of scholars next summer 2019.

Please note that applications open November 12th, 2018 and the deadline is on February 1st, 2019 with a priority deadline of January 11th. For graduate students interested in an environmental summer program, kindly refer them to this link. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone (734) 936-0900 or email seas-ddcsp@umich.edu.


Now accepting applications for:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

2019 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). The SRT Program and DHS Centers are sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs.

Faculty: receive a $1,200 weekly stipend and are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding at the end of their appointment.

Graduate students: receive a $700 weekly stipend.

Undergraduate students: receive a $600 weekly stipend.

All participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowances.

10-week research experiences are offered at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. Additional information regarding DHS Areas of Research may be found on the program website.

U.S. citizenship required

Previous program participants may apply.

Application deadline: December 21, 2018 11:59 pm EST.

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DHS-SRTMSI-2019-Faculty

Detailed information about the program can be found at:

http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/faculty/index.html

For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.

Undergraduate research at Caltech


Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students. Questions about these programs can be directed to Carol Casey at casey@caltech.edu or (626) 395-2887.

Interested students can join us for the following webinars to learn more:

- WAVE Fellows Program Webinar, Wednesday, November 28, 11:00 am PST

- Amgen Scholars Program Webinar, Thursday, November 29, 11:00 am PST

Click here to learn how to join the webinars:

Going to ABRCMS? Come visit us at booth #422!

WAVE FELLOWS PROGRAM Application: Online applications are due January 12, 2019

The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech.

The WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally and financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or students with DACA status. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech's research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience.

Support: WAVE Fellows will receive a $6350 award for the ten-week program. An additional housing/travel supplement will be provided.

For more information, visit http://www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/wavefellows

AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM: Online applications are due February 15, 2019.

Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, medical engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the US at time of application, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $6350 award, round-trip air transportation, campus housing, and a food allowance.

For more information, please visit

www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/amgen_scholars

Old Dominion University NSF REU

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in Golden, Colorado, is actively recruiting undergraduates from HBCUs, HSIs, and other MSIs for its Mini-Semester Program from January 7-9, 2019. Students will spend three days at NREL during the winter break learning about interdisciplinary energy research opportunities. Your scholars will interact with scientists, mentors, and researchers, attend lectures on current projects, and participate in facility tours to experience work in progress.

Any assistance you can provide in forwarding this opportunity to your students would be greatly appreciated. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to apply. The deadline is November 12th for completed applications.

Should you have questions, please contact directly Ms. Linda Lung, Manager of Workforce Development and Education Programs, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Her contact information is linda.lung@nrel.gov (email) and 303 275-3044 (phone).

Graduate School Programs

Pathway to Graduate Study Program 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 Pathway to Graduate Study Program (PGSP) 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 Science study) 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.

During the 12-month PGSP 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.

PGSP 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.

PGSP 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 PGSP 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 PGSP. The application deadline is February 28.We are happy to provide application fee waivers for students with financial need. Students requiring fee waivers should contact PGSP@umassmed.edu to request one.

More information regarding the PGSP can be found at the PGSP website.

Clinical and Translational Science, MS at Marshall University

Washington University in St. Louis Biomedical PhD Programs - Dec 1st deadline


Are your students seeking a PhD in the biomedical sciences? Are they seeking a school with a community to guide them through their PhD? Or are they seeking research experience via a summer or postbaccalaureate program to gain more skills and to nurture their interests? If so, please visit the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) at Washington University in St. Louis.

PhD programs – We have top rated PhD programs in the biomedical sciences in DBBS. Our Molecular Genetics and Genomics program is number 1 in the country! Students can chose from 11 programs as well as special emphasis pathways to enhance their PhD. Eight of our 11 programs do not require GRE or GRE optional. Students from most NIGMS TWD programs and other programs qualify for a fee waiver; just inquire when you visit us. Our deadline for application is December 1.

Visit us on the web at: dbbs.wustl.edu.

IMSD (Initiative for Maximizing Student Development) program – IMSD is a vibrant and thriving community of scholars from diverse backgrounds. Once students are accepted to DBBS we extend offers to students to join IMSD, which provides funding (selected students), professional and academic support and social activities. We will have two IMSD students at the booth so come and hear more about their experiences.

Visit us here: Dbbs.wustl.edu/imsd

Washington University in St. Louis Postbaccalaureate programs


Opportunities in Genomics Research (Postbaccalaureate) – The McDonnell Genome Institute also offers a one-year postbaccalaureate program for PhD bound students who are recent college graduates. Get more details at link above and contact us for application instructions at:outreach.mgi@wustl.edu

SPORE in Leukemia Postbaccalaureate program – The SPORE grant at Washington University is seeking enthusiastic and ambitious applicants for a potential postbaccalaureate position. The applicant will work with the principal investigators to write a supplement to the grant for this position. Students interested in cancer research and pursuing an MD or MD/PhD bound students are encouraged to apply. Deadline, Feb. 1, 2019. Contactbrittniblack@wustl.edu for details.

  • The RADM Helena O. Mishoe Postbaccalaureate Fellowships

These Fellowships provide two years of training at NHLBI for recent college graduates who intend to pursue graduate or professional training in the Health Sciences.



Masters of Science in Automated Science: Biological Experimentation (MSAS).

I wish to inform the graduating students about an exciting new M.S. program. Carnegie Mellon University recently announced the launch of a Masters of Science in Automated Science: Biological Experimentation (MSAS). The future of scientific research lies in automation, and the MSAS program trains students how to design, configure, operate, and maintain “self-driving instruments.” Just as self-driving cars are changing the transportation industry, robotic systems that can choose and execute experiments will fundamentally change how biomedical research is done. Your students can play a role in this exciting future!

The MSAS program is intended for students with a B.S. in one of the sciences and good quantitative skills. No prior training in Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence is required, although prior programming experience is helpful. We offer cutting-edge coursework to equip students with the data science skills they need to become future leaders in scientific automation. Students who are considering careers as laboratory technicians may especially want to consider this new program. Qualified individuals possessing automation skills command higher salaries than traditional laboratory technicians. Glassdoor estimates of positions like these are in the range of $80K to $150K per year.

We also believe that this M.S. program will provide ideal preparation for students interested in going on to a Ph.D. program.

We are especially interested in recruiting students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in science. We would be very happy to accept nominations of students that would like to be considered for financial support to attend the program.

**********To nominate someone, please just send the student’s name and email address to resa.berkeley@uvi.edu.

We will also refund the application fee for students you nominate who submit their application by the early application deadline (see below).

Please forward this email to any of your students who you think might be interested. They can learn all about the program at http://msas.cbd.cmu.edu/, and can watch and read about Automated Science at http://www.cbd.cmu.edu/what-is-automated-science/. Any questions can be directed to me or to msas-help@cs.cmu.edu.

The early application deadline (which has a reduced application fee) is November 30, and the final deadline is December 10. Note that GRE scores are not required by the program.

Bridges to the Doctorate @Towson University

Application for Fall 2019 admission - deadline January 1

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

  • B2D scholars will complete their MS 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.
  • In partnership with UMSOM, B2D scholars will participate in professional development and research skills building activities. Activities include research seminars, workshops, a 4-week rotation in a UMSOM lab, doctoral-level coursework, and GRE test prep.
  • The B2D program provides the 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.

Application link: Apply Now


Recruitment Events

Colorado Advantage Graduate Preview Weekend (Nov 1-3) - https://www.colorado.edu/smart/graduates/colorado-advantage-program

VIEW Northeastern and GRADLab (Nov 2-3) Apps due Oct 1st - https://phd.northeastern.edu/view/

Internships

Department of Energy (DOE) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) Spring 2019. Deadline Oct 9th - https://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/

Virgin Islands National Park internship vacancy announcement open on USAJOBS now

Students, if you are interested in working for the National Park Service on St John full time please see the information below.

It is only open for one week, starting today so this is time sensitive. We are very excited about getting these announced this way, and hopeful of the quality of candidates that we can attract from the university. Please refer any questions from applicants to Ms. Andrea Joseph (Andrea_joseph@nps.gov) or myself. We are very happy to talk to any and all potential applicants.

Again, these positions are only available to local students, so please spread the word!

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516399200



Conferences

Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

Dates: December 6th - 8th, 2018

Location: Viceroy Hotel, Snowmass Village, Colorado

Website: http://www.iscb.org/rocky2018