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  Summer Mentored Faculty Research Program  

Mentored Research Fellowships

The goals of our Mentored Research Program are to increase the number of college and university faculty in Arkansas with active, funded research programs in biomedical science, and to increase the number of undergraduate students in Arkansas who pursue careers in biomedical science. For faculty at primarily undergraduate colleges and universities in Arkansas, the AR INBRE’s Mentored Research Program offers summer research opportunities on a competitive basis. Research can be performed in a mentor’s laboratory, in both the mentor’s and faculty fellow’s laboratory or only in the faculty fellow’s laboratory. However, frequent consultation and interaction with the mentor is strongly encouraged.

Specifics of the Undergraduate Faculty Mentoring Programs

Undergraduate faculty members are given opportunities to engage in an intensive, state-of-the-art research experience in the laboratory of an established, experienced faculty member at one of the three lead INBRE institutions.

For a Summer Mentored Fellowship, the following are provided: a salary stipend that is based on the faculty’s institutional base-salary plus fringe benefits, a research supply budget, and travel.

Criteria for evaluating proposals includes training potential, experience of the mentor, potential for extramural funding to the faculty fellow and mentor team, inclusion of women and minority applicants, and potential for continuation of the project with involvement of undergraduate or graduate students at the undergraduate faculty’s home institution.

An ad hoc committee of the INBRE Steering Committee will review all the applications and recommend funding to the INBRE director.

A long-term, ongoing relationship between the mentor and mentored faculty is strongly encouraged.

Workshops on funding opportunities for mentored research awards from NIH will be provided during the project.

Application Instructions

Undergraduate faculty interested in applying for a fellowship should contact a potential mentor with a research area of common interest. Mentors are researchers at one of the three lead AR INBRE institutions, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, University of Arkansas at Little Rock or University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. A current list of available mentors is found under Mentors. The prospective team (faculty and mentor) will then jointly prepare a written proposal.


Updated September 3, 2014

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Summer Mentored Research Program

Dates of 2015 Program
May 18, 2015 - July 24, 2015

Research Day to be announced.

Chalk Talks for Summer Faculty date to be announced.

2015 Summer Program FOA

Additional Resources

Summer Mentored Faculty Research

2014 Faculty Fellows

2013 Faculty Fellows

2012 Faculty Fellows

2011 Faculty Fellows

2010 Faculty Fellows

2009 Faculty Fellows

2008 Faculty Fellows

2007 Faculty Fellows

2006 Faculty Fellows



The Arkansas INBRE is supported by a grant  from the National Institutes of Health

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (P20 GM103429).

Please contact Diane McKinstry regarding questions or comments about this site or our program.
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