Wednesday, November 29, 2017

AMGEN Scholars - Summer Research at locations throughout the US

Every year, the Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the nation’s premier educational institutions. Currently, 10 institutions in the U.S. host the summer research program. The Amgen Foundation has committed more than $50 million over twelve years to the global Amgen Scholars Program to make this opportunity possible for thousands of students.

Inspiring the Scientists of Tomorrow
As Amgen Scholars, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Take part in important institution research projects, gain hands-on lab experience
  • and contribute to the advancement of science;
  • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some
  • of the nation’s top academic scientists; and
  • Participate in engaging scientific seminars, workshops and other networking events.
Financial Support
Financial support is a critical component of the Amgen Scholars Program. Please note that details vary by host institution. See each institution’s summer research program website for more information.

Amgen Scholars U.S. Program applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents;
  • Undergraduate students enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the
  • United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories; and
  • Sophomores (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors or
  • non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue undergraduate studies).
  • a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above
  • an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.

Each U.S. host institution has its own application process, but the application deadline for all of the institutions is in early February, with the exception of the California Institute of Technology, for which the deadline is in mid-February.

For more information or to find a program, please visit: Or contact the Amgen Scholars Global Program Office by calling +1 (617) 253-2620 or by emailing

AMGEN Scholars Program at MIT - Faculty Mentored Summer Research at MIT

The MIT Amgen Scholars Program invites undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. The Program is open to all undergraduates who meet the program eligibility requirements listed below, whether or not they have prior research experience.

Students admitted to this program (known as "Amgen Scholars") will have opportunities to conduct research, analyze data, present research results, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and develop working relationships with MIT faculty mentors and other research staff.

Participation has many benefits:

  • Amgen Scholars learn how to collaborate effectively in research settings while investigating areas of research interest within a specific discipline, and gaining practical skills and knowledge for both graduate study and post-graduation careers.
  • Participants become fully integrated in MIT's summer research community, interacting with faculty mentors and fellow undergraduates while participating in research seminars and other networking events.
  • Most importantly, Amgen Scholars become involved in exciting research and contribute to the advancement of science in an area of interest.

The Program also offers a competitive compensation package. Amgen Scholars working 40 hours per week for the nine week period will earn $4,500, paid hourly.  Housing in a designated MIT residence hall and a $800 food allowance are also be provided.

Space in the MIT Amgen Scholars Program is limited; up to 20 undergraduates will be admitted for Summer 2018.

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a four-year college or university (including MIT) in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. Territory
  • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  • Sophomore status (with 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college experience), Juniors, and non-graduating seniors who plan to continue undergraduate studies in Fall 2018
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • Interest in pursuing graduate school, including a PhD or MD-PhD

For more information, please visit:

Summer Research Internship for Minority Students at Marshall University

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (MU JCESOM) Graduate Program is offering the Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) for its tenth year!

The SRIMS program includes nine weeks of graduate-level research in the field of biomedical sciences. Participants receive formal research training while expanding their learning experience through workshops, seminars on current topics, mentoring and use of state-of-the-art core facilities.

The vision behind Marshall’s commitment to this program is twofold:

  • To establish a pipeline of diverse, underrepresented students into health-related research.
  • To enrich the current research through an added diversity of ideas, perspectives, and cultures.

General Guidelines and Eligibility
Each year, applications from undergraduate and underrepresented minority-in-science students who have not graduated by August of the program year are considered. Also, students are required to present their research at the WV Summer Research Symposium the last week of the program and should note this as they commit to the program. A stipend of $3,000 will be provided to each participant for the nine-week experience. Participants will receive free room and board, as well as assistance with travel. Please note that students are required to provide their own health insurance coverage during the summer program.

Application Deadline
The application and supporting documents are due in the office on or before February 9th, 2018.

Kelly Carothers
Minority Research Internship
MU JCESOM Graduate Program
BBSC 301
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755-2195

For more information please visit Questions? Please email or call (304)-696-7279.

Interested in graduate school? Then attend the Open House for the MS in Applied Biology Program at Salisbury University - February 2nd!

Salisbury University Department of Biological Sciences
presents an Open House for their M.S. in Applied Biology program

Friday, February 2, 2018
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Program will begin at 10:00 am
Henson Hall, Room 209
Salisbury, MD

  • Lunch will be provided
  • Meet faculty and students
  • Learn about program requirements
  • Tour Henson School of Science & Technology and SU campus

All interested students should contact:
Dr. Dana L. Price, Graduate Program Director; 410-543-6498
Opportunities for travel money ($100.00) to the University are available.

For more information about our program visit

Summer Research Program at the University of Nebraska

We are now accepting applications for the University of Nebraska’s 2018 Summer Research Program, and we’d like to encourage your students to apply.
Our 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.


Summer 2018 research programs include:

  • Applied Plant Systems 
  • Bioenergy Systems 
  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Chemistry 
  • Integrated Agronomic Systems 
  • Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) 
  • Minority Health Disparities 
  • Nanohybrid Functional Materials 
  • Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure 
  • Redox Biology 
  • Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures in Rural Environments 
  • Systems Biology of Plant and Microbiome 
  • Unmanned Systems 
  • Virology

Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Thursday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Thursday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Conservation and Land Management Internship Program

The Conservation and Land Management (CLM) internship program places 100-120 early-career scientists in five-month paid internships to assist professional biologists with land management and conservation projects. Since 2001, the CLM program has successfully placed over 1300 interns, providing them with a rich experience from which to launch their professional careers. 
CLM Internship Benefits
CLM internships are paid internships! ​
 Explore your career goals and expand your resume
Experience new landscapes, habitats, and species diversity in the beautiful western US
Make connections in various governmental and non-profit organizations
Learn what it's like to work at a federal agency
Apply your education to important conservation projects
Most of our internships are located in the western US, where the majority of public land occurs. Federal partners include the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. D. A. Forest Service, U.S. Geologic Survey, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and others. Non-profit partners include the the Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank and the Rae Selling Berry Seed Bank.​

Blandy Farm REU

Blandy Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program

May 21 - Aug 3, 2018   Applications Due  March 1, 2018

Carla Vanderbilt (Stetson University) studying song vocalization in gray catbirds.

Samuel Bernhard (Wesleyan University) sifts through mud looking for invertebrates.


Undergraduate education is one our highest priorities at Blandy Experimental Farm. Since 1992 Blandy has provided Undergraduate Research Fellowships to students interested in ecology and environmental science. We have been aided in this effort by funding from the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Our primary goal is to teach students to formulate testable hypotheses about important ecological and evolutionary questions. The format of the program encourages students to develop skills in experimental design, data collection, analysis, and critical reading of primary scientific literature. Students also learn to prepare and communicate scientific information to other scientists and the general public.

Our program exposes students to a diversity of research projects that collectively illustrate how natural systems function and how science progresses. Through the course of the summer we provide students with information on various career options in ecology and the environmental sciences. For summer 2018, we will offer 10 awards that carry a $5775 stipend + an additional meal budget, free housing, and a budget for supplies and research-related travel. Interested students can access the necessary application form and instructions directly from our APPLICATION PAGE. We strongly recommend filling out an application at least two weeks before the application deadline.  The application and all supporting materials are due on March 1, 2018.  If you need further information please send an email to Dr. Kyle Haynes or call 540 837-1758 ext 292 M-F, 9-5 Eastern Time. These fellowships are only available for U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents.

research forum 2011

                                               Faculty, Graduate and Undergraduate Students at 2011 Research Forum. 
Kiona Ervin (Howard University) monitors growth of nickel-accummulating plants.

Ricardo Rivera (Univ. Puerto Rico, Bayamon) examines plants at the U.S. Botanical Garden.
Historic Quarters building containing offices, computer room, library and dormitory facilities.