Undergraduate Research

The GenOM Project sponsors two undergraduate research programs; one during the academic year, and one during the summer (see below). The academic year undergraduate research program is a rare and wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students at the University of Washington. The program offers a first-hand, quality experience in the laboratory of an established researcher, providing opportunities to probe deeper into the cutting-edge science of genomics over an academic year. We seek talented students who demonstrate a strong drive and deep interest in this field. Through the program, students receive the following benefits:

  • A part-time paid position
  • A network of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students
  • Preparation for graduate/professional-level programs of study

We are not currently accepting applications for the undergraduate research program that runs throughout the academic year.

 

Undergraduate Summer Research Program

University of Washington students are encouraged to apply to the GenOM Undergraduate Summer Research Program. Applications are typically available in January. Students that attend other institutions are encouraged to apply to our jointly funded program, the Genome Sciences Summer Research Program for Undergraduates.

GenOM Undergraduate Summer Research participants will receive a monthly stipend and are limited to 40 hrs/week. This year's program will begin June 23, 2014 and end August 22, 2014 and can be extended to September 24, 2014 with the Director's approval. There are $500 travel stipends available for presenting work at national conferences. Participants are responsible for finding their own laboratory placement prior to applying to the program. If you need guidance with this process, please contact Lisa Peterson.

Students in this program will:

  • be provided a monthly stipend to support first-hand, quality experiences in laboratories of established researchers;
  • network with fellow undergraduate researchers during scheduled weekend activities;
  • present their research project and poster at the University of Washington Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium in mid August 2014;
  • gain the confidence and academic exposure to prepare for graduate/professional level programs; and
  • join a network of advisors, researchers, professors, staff, and support programs for underrepresented students.

The application for Summer 2014 is now available. Applicants must complete the online application with includes a personal statement and resume portion. In addition, applicants must submit by mail a hardcopy official sealed school transcript from each college or university attended, and two (2) letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation must be from a science professor, and the second letter can be either a personal reference or another professor.

Please see the online application (linked below) for further instructions on how to complete the application and submit both the official transcripts and letters of recommendation. If you have questions please contact Lisa Peterson.

UW GenOM Project Summer Undergraduate Research Program Application

The online application will close on April 15, 2014 at 11:59pm. Official transcripts and hard copy letters of recommendation must be postmarked by April 15, 2014. Emailed letters of recommendation must be submitted by 11:59pm on April 15, 2014.


Contact Our Organization

Lisa Peterson, Director
Gerberding G76
phone: (206)685-2593
lisapete@uw.edu

Elena Hernandez & Greg Diggs, ALVA Coordinators
Gerberding G76
phone: (206)221-4614
elenah2@uw.edu
diggsyng@uw.edu

Cheryl Allendoerfer, Research Scientist
Gerberding G76
phone: (206)543-3306
callendo@uw.edu


USPS mail:
Office of Research
Gerberding Hall G76
Box 351202
Seattle, WA 98195

To donate to the UW GenOM Project, click here.