Plot your course for the future…Explore a Summer Fellowship in
BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH OR BIOINFORMATICS
Looking for a summer research experience? Paid summer research fellowships are available for undergraduate students who
are rising juniors or seniors. Selected students will work on a project relevant to human health in a laboratory of a faculty member at either the University of Arkansas, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, or the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Students with an undergraduate science major (e.g., biology, chemistry) should apply for a fellowship in Biomedical Research. The Biomedical Research fellowships are designed for students with a solid background in science who wish to be part of an ongoing research project, develop their technical skills and are interested in pursuing a research career.
Students with an undergraduate major in computer sciences, mathematics or a related discipline are encouraged to apply for a fellowship in Bioinformatics. The Bioinformatics fellowships are designed for students who are interested in learning more about how to apply their mathematics and/or computer skills to biomedical research problems and who are considering advanced training in the rapidly growing discipline of bioinformatics/computational biology.
Specifics of the Undergraduate Student Mentoring Program
Fellowships are available annually for Arkansas undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in fall semester majoring in science, (e.g. biology & chemistry), math and computer science for research experiences in laboratories at the three lead INBRE institutions: UAF, UALR and UAMS.
A fellowship is provided and includes a stipend and research supply budget, along with full university privileges for the participants at each campus including use of the library, computer laboratories, and recreational facilities.
A travel award is available for each participant, for travel to a
national conference or regional scientific meeting to present their INBRE summer
research in the year following his/her summer research experience.
A major goal of the INBRE Summer Student Research Fellowship Program is to involve Arkansas students from groups traditionally underrepresented in science in a stimulating research experience.
Participating students will prepare a paper in journal format (Student Fellow Manuscript Guidelines) and a poster presentation for Research Day.
To be considered for the program, students should: be enrolled in an undergraduate institution of higher education in Arkansas, who
are rising juniors or seniors, interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research.
Selection criteria for the fellowship will include the student's official
transcript and two faculty recommendations from the applicant’s home institution. Preference will be given to those whose career plans include pursuing graduate work in biomedical research, including the area of bioinformatics.
Additional Undergraduate Summer Research Programs in Arkansas
Student Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)
The Arkansas Department of Higher Education is proud to sponsor the Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). This fellowship
is to allow undergraduate students to conduct research projects in any
discipline. Information concerning the fellowship and a promotional brochure can
be found at the
ADHE web site.
UAMS, Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
UAMS, Dept of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
Dates of 2014 Program
May 19, 2014 - July 25, 2014
Research Day: To Be Announced
Applications are due February 24, 2014
Summer Program Mentors
Undergraduate students should complete a "Student Application Form" and submit the application.
To guarantee consideration, complete applications, two faculty recommendations,
and an official transcript must be received by the deadline.
Students are to select their first and second choice of the campus where they would like to do their summer fellowship, along with their top three choices of mentors at each of the two campuses. Students will be placed at one of the two campuses they indicate according to availability of mentors. Every effort will be made to match students to a mentor of their choice. However, keep in mind that occasions do arise when this is not possible.
Please note: Students who are enrolled at one of the
INBRE lead institutions (UALR or UAF) may apply for a fellowship at a campus other than their home campus. Selected students
not be placed with mentors from their home institution.
Applications will be reviewed by an ad hoc committee of the Steering Committee. Selection criteria for the fellowship will include the student’s GPA, faculty recommendations from the applicant’s home institution, and evidence for inclination toward a career in research. Students selected to participate in the program will be notified in early April.
Previous Student Fellows
2013 Summer Student Fellows
2012 Summer Student Fellows
2011 Summer Student Fellows
2010 Summer Student Fellows
2009 Summer Student Fellows
2008 Summer Student Fellows
2007 Summer Student Fellows
2006 Summer Student Fellows
2005 Summer Student Fellows