Additional information for students underrepresented in STEM can be found in the Diversity section of the Life Sciences web page.

Center for Causal Consequences of Variation (CCV) Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program

The Church lab in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School is offering paid, 10-week summer undergraduate internships for underrepresented students interested in research careers in genome sciences. Research interns will participate in a variety of projects with the Center for Causal Consequences Variation, a Center for Excellence in Genomic Science focused on the development of cutting edge methods for genomics that hold promise for significantly advancing biological and medical research.

Deadline: March 15, 2013

BROAD Institute Summer Research Program in Genomics - The Summer Research Program in Genomics, funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute, is designed for underrepresented minority undergraduate students with an interest in the physical, biological, or computer sciences, engineering, or mathematics and a commitment to research. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents; enrolled in a four-year college; be majoring in the physical, biological, or computer sciences, engineering or mathematics; have an interest in pursuing graduate school and have a cumlative GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale).

Students will spend the summer in a laboratory at the Broad Institute, where they will perform original scientific research.  The program features a 9 week lab internship with travel expenses, housing and a $4250 stipend provided.

Deadline: February 5, 2013

STARS - Summer Training in Academic Reseach Training and Scholarship - STARS provides underrepresented minority (URM) medical and undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in exciting basic, clinical and translational research projects during the summer at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). Housing and stipend provided.

Deadline: January 25, 2013.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program

The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program is a six-week, fully-funded program at 12 universities around the country. The program is open to undergraduates who are interested in careers in medicine or dentistry and are underrepresented minorities or are from disadvantaged backgrounds. Participants take science and writing classes, receive training in career development, and are exposed to clinical work.

Deadline: Application period opens November 1, 2012.

Cal Tech Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship - provides support for talented undergraduates to spend a summer working in a research laboratory on the Caltech campus. The MURF program aims to increase the representation of underrepresented students (such as African American, Hispanic, and Native American, females who are underrepresented in their discipline, and first-generation college students) in science and engineering Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program supports Caltech’s commitment to training a diverse set of science, technology, engineering, and math leaders.

MURF fellows receive $600/week for 8 to 10 weeks plus housing and travel expenses. 

Program Dates: June 17, 2013 to August 22, 2013.

Deadline: January 13, 2013.

American Society of Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship for underrepresented minority students.

Students conduct summer research in microbiology with an ASM faculty member, either at their home institution or at another university. Expenses are also covered for travel to the ASM general meeting and the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).

Deadline: February 1, 2013.

NIH Biomedical Research Training Program for underrepresented minority students.

This program is designed to offer opportunities for underrepresented undergraduate, post-baccalaureate individuals, and graduate students to receive training in fundamental biomedical sciences and clinical research disciplines. The purpose of the program is to enhance career opportunities in biomedical and behavioral research, including clinical and laboratory medicine, epidemiology, and biostatistics as applied to the etiology and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases.

Deadline: Opens November 15, 2012 to March 1, 2013.  Early applications are encouraged.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program - The MMUFP aims to counter the under-representation of minority groups on college and university faculties nationwide by encouraging minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to racial diversity, to pursue academic careers. It provides opportunities for talented undergraduates to work with faculty mentors and sponsors in research and other activities designed to encourage the pursuit of the PhD in the humanities and core sciences.

Deadline: Mid March.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Exceptional Research Opportunities Program - The HHMI offers an Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP) for undergraduates from groups underrepresented in the sciences and from disadvantaged backgrounds. Students must be nominated by an HHMI professor, a director of an HHMI-funded undergraduate program or faculty at an institution currently active in the Science Education Alliance (SEA).


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