Skip to Main Content
Pathways to Science: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Search for a program . . . find your future.


SRF Summer Scholars Program


Click Here to Learn More and Apply! 


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
Post-Baccalaureate

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, atherosclerosis, 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.

The Summer Scholars Program sets itself apart from many other internship program with its focus on the development of scientific communication skills in addition to enhancing laboratory and critical thinking skills. Throughout the summer, students participating in the program are guided through intensive writing assignments that simulate documents scientists are often asked to produce, such as grant proposals. The communication training culminates in a student symposium at the end of the summer, where Summer Scholars present the results of their work.

Program Learning Objectives include:

1. Plan and execute an independent research project.

2. Learn new technical skills.

3. Learn how to explain scientific concepts to a non-scientific audience.

4. Learn how to write a simple grant proposal.

5. Present results at a student symposium.

The online application and full descriptions of each research project will be available in December.
Recently updated.accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 2/4/2019

Participating Institution(s):
(Click an institution to see all programs it hosts)
SENS Research Foundation (Lead)
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Harvard Medical School
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), California

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 
movie  Program Video

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biotechnology
Cellular Biology
Genetics & Genomics
Medical Sciences
Molecular Biology
Neuroscience
Physiology

Keywords:
Aging, Chronic Disease & Health
Bioinformatics
Cancer
Computational Biology
Genetic Engineering
Molecular Biology
Neuroscience
Regenerative Medicine
Stem Cell Research
Tissue Engineering

Learn More and Apply!

Page last updated 11/6/2018
Click here to submit updates to this program listing!

Create your own user feedback survey

PROGRAM ICONS


a flag denotes an institution that is the lead of an allianceInstitution that is the lead of an alliance

An exclamation point denotes a program with an upcoming deadlineUpcoming deadline

an airplane denotes a study abroad opportunityProgram includes a study abroad component

icon indicating a short-term opportunityDifferent from a program, an opportunity is generally short-term; they include paid workshops, travel funds, or professional development opportunities

icon indicating a nationwide programNationwide programs are not based at individual institutions

an airplane denotes a study abroad opportunityProgram Just Posted

a suitcase denotes portable fundingPortable Funding

a globe denotes funding for international studentsFunds International Students

a checkbox denotes a program recently updatedProgram recently updated