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: http://uaap.mit.edu/research-exploration/urop/options/amgen-urop-scholars-program