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MICRO-CCS: Microbial Interactions Create Research Opportunities for Community College Students

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The MICRO-CCS: Microbial Interactions Create Research Opportunities for Community College Students program provides research opportunities, scientific training, and mentoring for community college students interested in research about microbial interactions in food, agricultural, and environmental sciences.


-$6,500 summer stipend

-Housing accommodations and meals included

-Travel allowance

-Social and professional development activities

-Research orientation boot camp to learn basic lab skills and get to know your research mentor

-10-week immersive experience


-Current community college student

-US citizen or permanent resident

-Full-time commitment to the 10-week program

-(Recommended but not required) Successful completion of General Biology or Microbiology and Chemistry courses.

-No previous research necessary!
upcoming deadline

Application Deadline: 3/1/2024

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Lead)
Parkland College

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 
movie  Program Video

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
Crop & Soil Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Food Science & Nutrition
Genetics & Genomics
Molecular Biology
STEM Fields

Microbial Biology
Microbial Ecology
Molecular Biology
Molecular Ecology
Plant Pathology
Plant Systems Biology
Soil Science

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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