Archive for the ‘Biomedical’ Category

Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine will offer a robust and varied introduction to the world of nephrology for the undergraduate college student who is considering a career in science or medicine. The Program will primarily be a research-based experience but will include a core curriculum that addresses the basic science and clinical fundamentals and challenges in the field. The Program will span the nephrology divisions of four Harvard-affiliated hospitals – Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Boston’s Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

The program welcomes applicants from undergraduate college students that meet the following criteria at the time of application:
• Currently enrolled in a undergraduate degree granting program
• Currently a US citizen or permanent resident (international students are not eligible)
• Must agree to complete full 8 weeks

The program provides eight weeks of experience and participation in kidney research. Students participating in the program will conduct research under the direction of a primary investigator. Research assignments will be made based upon availability of research opportunities and according to the mutual interests of the faculty sponsors and student participants.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact not only with the faculty member directing the research, but also with the graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows working at the site. Frequent meetings with other program participants along with one or more of the faculty sponsors will be scheduled as well as weekly seminars, workshops, and lectures. At the end of the eight week period, program students will have the opportunity to present their work to their peers and faculty at a poster session. Students will be flown to Nashville, TN for final presentation at a National symposium.

Students will receive a $1000 stipend, which they are free to use towards personal use. Campus styled housing will be provided near the Longwood Medical in Boston area for the benefit of the students at no cost to the students. Meals may be prepared in the campus dorm by the student or purchased at the campus dining cafeteria, the hospital  or site cafeterias and surrounding community. Participants will be invited to attend special social events and ice breaking events beginning May 31st on the day of on campus arrival and throughout the summer.

Applications should be completed online at Please contact HSKP@PARTNERS.ORG for questions.

Summer Course in Biophysics – University of North Carolina

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Are your undergraduate students looking for an interdisciplinary summer research opportunity? Consider the Biophysical Society Summer Course
( ), a 12-week scholarship program that introduces undergraduate minority students, disadvantaged students and students with disabilities to the field of biophysics.* Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the program includes lectures, seminars, lab work, team-building activities, and field trips.
The Course is designed to reflect a graduate-level research program. Upon successful completion of the Course, students receive 3 course credits toward an undergraduate degree. All tuition and fees during the Course are covered, and participants receive a stipend for living expenses throughout the summer.

The 2013 Summer Course in Biophysics will take place May 15 – August 1, 2013.
Undergraduate students with a strong quantitative background in basic or applied sciences are encouraged to apply. Need more information? Check out our website
( ) or contact Erica Retrosi, Course Administrator (, 240-290-5608). We hope to see your students this summer at UNC Chapel Hill for the Biophysical Society Summer Course!

Erica Retrosi
Outreach & Communications Coordinator
Biophysical Society
11400 Rockville Pike, Suite 800
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (240) 290-5608
Fax: (240) 290-5555
*Financially disadvantaged individuals, students with disabilities, and individuals who have been found to be underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral research are eligible to apply. Nationally, these individuals include, but are not limited to: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans/Alaska Natives who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment, Hawaiian Natives and natives of the US Pacific Islands.The Biophysical Society Summer Course in Biophysics: Case Studies in the Physics of Life is funded by The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. [T36GM075791]

University of California – Berkeley: Amgen Scholars

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

University of California, Berkeley – Amgen Scholars

UC Berkeley is pleased to announce the 2012 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. This national program provides participants with the opportunity to conduct research with a faculty member, communicate their science in poster and oral presentations, receive a stipend, housing, meal plan, and transportation to and from the UC Berkeley campus.

Program dates are May 28 – August 3, 2012, and the application deadline is Thursday, February 1, 2012.

Yale University School of Medicine: Biomedical Science

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Yale University School of Medicine – Biomedical Science Training and Enrichment Program (Yale BioSTEP)

Ten-week summer research training for undergraduates, especially students from groups underrepresented in biomedical sciences at research-intensive universities. Each student works in the laboratory of a Yale faculty member who serves as a mentor. Salary, housing, and travel provided.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center: Quantitative and Physical Sciences

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (QP-SURF) program

The Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program is a 10-week summer research training experience which leads to an understanding of the planning, discipline, and teamwork involved in the pursuit of basic answers to current questions at the interface of quantitative science and basic biomedical research.  Fellows gain experience in modern research techniques, and have a chance to plan and execute an experimental strategy to answer a scientific question. Housing and stipend provided.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Biomedical Training

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Summer Biomedical Training Program

Students complete a ten-week cross-disciplinary research experience with faculty in the 7 participating science and engineering departments. At the end of the summer, the participants participate in the Annual Summer Research Festival hosted by the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences.  As a participant in the Summer Biomedical Training Program (SBTP) students also participate in a GRE Prep Course.  Stipend, housing, and travel provided.

New York University School of Medicine: Medical Sciences

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

New York University School of Medicine – Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Students conduct research and are exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment at a major research center. Students may work with faculty of their chosing in the disciplines of biochemistry, bio-informatics, biomedical imaging, cellular and molecular biology, clinical investigation, computational biology, developmental genetics, forensic pathology, immunology, microbiology, molecular oncology, neuroscience and physiology, parasitology, pharmacology, structural biology and virology. Stipend, travel, and housing provided.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Summer Research Program

10-week summer research-intensive training program in the biological sciences, neurosciences or biomedical-related fields to undergraduate sophomores and juniors. Students will conduct research under the direct supervision of a research mentor in a field of their interest and will learn a range of skills, both technical and intellectual, that will help them develop into successful scientists. Housing and stipend provided.

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences: Biomedical Research Program

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences – Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Ten-week research program designed for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical sciences. In addition to the research, students attend a weekly seminar series which consists of scientific presentations by our faculty, career panels, and other topics such as research ethics. The students also have the opportunity to attend several professional development workshops such as Interview Skills, Presentation Skills, etc.  Stipend and housing provided.

BROAD Institute of MIT and Harvard: Research in Genomics

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

BROAD Institute of MIT and Harvard – Summer Research Program in Genomics

The Summer Research Program in Genomics is designed for non-graduating underrepresented minority undergraduate students with an interest in genomics and biomedical research.  Students will spend the summer in a laboratory at the Broad Institute, where they will perform original scientific research.  The program also features components to support both academic and scientific growth, including scientific seminars, a journal club, and workshops on scientific writing, graduate admission, and fellowships.  Housing, travel, and stipend are provided.