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SENS Research Foundation Summer Scholars Program

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's Disease. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded future scientists, healthcare professionals, and policy makers. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. At the end of the summer, students will have the opportunity to put all of their newly developed communication skills into practice at a student symposium.

Qualifications- Applicants should have some biologically-related prior research experience. Although GPA will be a consideration, there are no formal GPA requirements. There are no specific major requirements. Students of any major may apply, provided they can demonstrate experience relevant to the project in question.

Start Date and Duration- Most host institutions can accommodate any start date in May or June to accommodate both semester- and quarter-system students.The internship lasts between 10 and 12 weeks, depending on host institution.

Compensation- Stipend rates will be based upon levels used by government agencies, such as the NIH and NSF. A single stipend will be provided to cover room and board costs. Summer Scholars are not eligible for benefits.

Housing- Students participating in the program need to locate their own housing. Advice can be provided by SRF and the host lab.

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upcoming deadlineaccepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 1/15/2024

Participating Institution(s):
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SENS Research Foundation (Lead)
Harvard University
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Sanford Research
Tufts University
University of California, Berkeley

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biomedical Engineering
Cellular Biology
Genetics & Genomics
Molecular Biology

Biochemical Engineering
Cell Culture
Cellular & Molecular Imaging
Cellular Engineering
Cellular Function
Computational Biology
Regenerative Medicine
Stem Cell Research

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