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Sanford Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

The program schedule is 10 weeks -Participants must commit to working the entire ten weeks, with the exception of the July 4th holiday, and participate in all program workshops.

•Participants work under the direct supervision of a Sanford Research mentor as part of the mentor’s research team. Research opportunities are also available at Augustana University.

•Participants prepare and present a short project proposal at the beginning of the program and a poster describing their research results in a symposium at the conclusion of the program.

•Participants attend weekly workshops geared toward career preparation and professional development, including topics such as ethics in research, science career opportunities, and applying to graduate school.

•Students have the opportunity to attend regular research seminars and participate in a weekly GRE preparation course.

•Students engage in outreach activities to bring science to the local community.

•Social activities are organized to enable casual interaction with other participants and mentors.

•A stipend of $5000 is provided to each student.

•Participants live free-of-charge in a common dormitory on the Augustana University campus.

Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
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Sanford Research (Lead)

Program Materials:
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Medical Sciences

Health Science

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