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We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying for the UW Sea-Going Research and Discovery course (OCEAN 411), which will include a sea-going component from July to October 2014. The VISIONS ’14 expedition will take place aboard the 274-foot global-class Research Vessel Thomas G. Thompson and will utilize the state-of-the-art underwater robotic vehicle called ROPOS. We will be working at an active submarine volcano and reaching depths of 9000 ft beneath the ocean’s surface.
Attached is a flier and application- deadline to apply is March 7th!
This class has no prerequisites and is open to all students. Except for tuition, there are no other associated costs. Transportation to and from the ship will also be provided.
VISIONS’14 will take place July 13 to October 3, 2014. There will be numerous 2- to 3-week legs in which you will be able to participate over the 83-day expedition.

The exact dates of each leg will be posted on the website as soon as possible.
For more information, please visit:

I have attached the 2014 STAR Program application. Students may start applying March 1; the application deadline is March 31 (Postmark date).2014 STAR Information and Application

A few things of note this year:
1. UW applicants will be given priority 2. There will be 25 positions for Summer 2014 3. Most positions will be filled by rising Junior/Senior level undergraduates; students completing the 1st year of a UW Health Professional School; and/or, students entering UW biomedical sciences Graduate programs (We will accept applications from Freshman and Sophomore level students, but the possibility of acceptance may be quite small.)) 4. STAR is a program for URM students (African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Latino/Hispanic and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. All students may apply, but the granting agency has specified URM students as the focus populations.

If students have questions, I will be available to answer via phone or email.

Karlotta J. Rosebaugh
Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Health Sciences Center Minority Students Program
T-341 Health Sciences Building
Box 356355, Seattle, Washington 98195
(206)221-6151 – office (206) 221-7720-fax

Each Program varies in duration, from three to six weeks, and offers students a fantastic opportunity for first and second year American university students to be immersed in the study of British academia and culture. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University.


Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. We offer nine Summer Institutes, each of which will cover a different theme. These institutes include:

-AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe

-Durham University Summer Institute

-King’s College London Summer Institute

-Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute

-University of Bristol Summer Institute

-University of Exeter Summer Institute

-Queen’s University Belfast

-Scotland Summer Institute

-Wales Summer Institute

To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:

  • be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport;
  • be at least 18 years old;
  • have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
  • have completed no more than two years of university study; i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university;
  • be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded;

The Awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the UK, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.

Application instructions are on the website for student reference and we recommend they read all the information on the website before beginning an application as it may answer many initial questions.

Applications for the 2014 Summer Institute Awards are due 27 February or 6 March, 2014 – depending on the Institute. Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for the particular deadline.

Specific details about the UK Summer Institute Awards can be found at:

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,

Valerie Schreiner
Programme Coordinator (Summer Institutes)

The US-UK Fulbright Commission
Battersea Power Station | 188 Kirtling Street | London SW8 5BN
T +44 (0)20 7498 4029
F +44 (0)20 7498 4023
E |@FulbrightAwards


The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an exciting summer research experience for undergraduates.   This is an expansion of our current Charlotte Research Scholars program ( for non-UNC Charlotte students from under-represented backgrounds.

This program will provide 10 undergraduate students funding to participate in a 9-week research program. Scholars receive one-on-one, faculty-guided research training, and participate in weekly professional development sessions to better prepare them for graduate school and a future research career. The program culminates in the Summer Research Symposium, held on July 23rd in the Student Union. Additional details about the program are below.

Application deadline: 5:00 pm on Monday, February 24, 2014

Program length: May 26 to July 25 (9 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 2.8 and between 50 and 90 credit hours by the end of spring 2014.

Compensation: Scholars will receive a $6,500 fellowship.  Students will be housed on campus but must pay their housing fees directly, they can not be transferred from the fellowship compensation by UNC Charlotte.

Application: Apply here

Frequently Asked Questions:

·      How much time are scholars expected to commit to their research project?

Scholars are expected to work full-time for the entire 9-weeks. They will spend approximately 3-4 hrs/week away from the project in order to participate in professional development activities.

·      How will the scholars be selected?

The ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office’s Expanded CRS admissions committee will attempt to match the most qualified students with research projects that are of interest to them. Students that meet the minimum GPA requirements will be further evaluated with respect to grades in specific subjects that are close to the field of research as well as other materials submitted and letters of recommendations.

To facilitate matching, students are asked to provide information regarding the types of research in which they are most interested. If a match is identified, the faculty member will be contacted to see if there is interest in the applicant.

·      What materials are required beyond the application form?

A copy of your transcripts and two recommendation letters are required. At least one recommendation should be from a science teacher/professor.

·      Whom do I contact if I have additional questions?

ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office (

Applications are encouraged from students who wish to learn to conduct research in a modern academic research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers and experiment in real classroom environments.

·      How many positions are available?

UNC Charlotte can accommodate as many as 10 positions in 2014.


We are pleased to announce that the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIDDK  /Office of Minority Health Research Coordination is now accepting applications for the NIDDK Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP).  This 10 week residential program is for undergraduate students from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research and disadvantaged backgrounds.  The purpose is to expose student participants to research in the NIDDK mission areas, including diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, liver, urologic, kidney and hematologic disease.  Students will be matched with a research mentor at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland or Phoenix, Arizona.  The program description and on-line application can be found on the NIDDK/OMHRC website at  Should you have any questions regarding the DSRTP please feel free to contact me, see my contact information below.


The NIDDK/OMHRC is also accepting applications for the Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP).  This National program is an 8-10 week program for high school or undergraduate students from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research, and students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  The purpose is to expose student participants to research in the NIDDK mission areas, including diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, liver, urologic, kidney and hematologic disease.  Students will be matched with a research mentor at their choice of research institution when possible.  The program description and on-line application can be found on the  Should you have any questions regarding the STEP-UP please contact Ms. Delia Housel at or 301-443-8415.

STUDENTS, APPLY NOW FOR SUMMER!!! It may seem odd to think of summer now, but this is when opportunities are open! There will be many other opportunities, so get ready for them!!

  • NASA national internships – One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI)

NASA is currently recruiting talented college undergraduate students, who are pursuing Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) degrees, for summer internships at NASA centers around the country.

The summer internship application is open and closes on March 1, 2014.

To apply visit the following URL:

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

Johnson Hall room 141


  • 2014 Academic High-Altitude Conference

This is the 5th anniversary of this event and is hosted by the Department of Space Studies in the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium.  This event takes place from June 23-27, 2014.

Visit the following URL to learn more about this opportunity:

  •  Reminder – $10,000 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

UW STEM Students,

A kind reminder that the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is offering a competitive $10,000 scholarship for University of Washington students who are in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) disciplines. Awardees will receive funding for their 2014-2015 academic year. A scientist/professor must send your nomination packet to Space Grant by February 7, 2014.

Be proactive and review the following URL for application details:

You may contact me regarding this opportunity at  Answers to Frequently Asked Questions may be found at the provided link above.

Juan-Carlos Chavez

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium



The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will be offering upcoming sessions for undergraduates (and alumni) on scholarships for graduate study in the UK, searching for scholarships generally, writing personal statements, writing CVs/resumes, and getting great recommendations. And as always, undergraduates applying for any scholarships are encouraged to use our advisers for application support and feedback.

Click here for a list of upcoming scholarships: Scholarship announcements Winter 2014

UK + Ireland Scholarships Information Sessions

  • Thursday, January 23, 2014, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 173R MGH Conference Room
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., 173R MGH Conference Room
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., 173R MGH Conference Room
  • Monday, March 3, 2014, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 173R MGH Conference Room
  • RSVP to attend any of these sessions at

The UK + Ireland Scholarship application process provides students with the opportunity to present their qualifications for the campus nomination for scholarships that support graduate studies at colleges and universities in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.  These scholarships are the Churchill, the Marshall, The Mitchell and the Rhodes.  The Gates Cambridge does not require a campus endorsement or nomination; however, notifying the Office of your intentions to apply allows us to connect you with resources and to support the development of a competitive application.

Winter Quarter Scholarship Workshops

Scholarships 101: Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171
  • Monday, January 27, 2014, 4:30-5:20, MGH 171

Specifically designed for freshmen or first-quarter sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships. RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Scholarships 201 for Continuing Students

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171
  • Thursday, February 6, 2014, 4:30-5:20, MGH 171

This workshop provides assistance to continuing undergraduate students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications. RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are also welcome.

CV/Resume Writing

  • Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, 12:30-1:20, MGH 171
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, 4:30-5:20, MGH 171

Develop your undergraduate CV/Resume for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and graduate school applications! A Curriculum Vitae (“CV” or “vitae”) is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. A CV is similar to a resume, but an advantage to the CV format is the significant freedom to choose the headings and categories for your information and the strength reflected in their arrangement. Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume, and a list of activities including: Honors, Awards & Prizes received no longer than 5 years ago, Academic and Research Activities, Community Service Involvement, Work History, and Activities outside of the Academic Environment. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards staff to develop and strengthen a draft of your CV! RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Personal Statement Writing

  • Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171
  • Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171

The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Personal Statement workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application. RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Getting Great Letters of Recommendation

  • Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171

Strong letters of recommendation can give your applications an edge, but many students wonder who to ask for letters and what is the best way to ask for a strong letter.  Getting great letters of recommendation requires thought and planning, and this workshop will guide students through the process.  Getting Great Letters of Recommendation Workshops provide tips and strategies for developing strong relationships with potential letter writers, an overview of the necessary materials and information needed by letter writers, strategies for asking for a letter, and advice on follow-up.  RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are also welcome.


The Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students is an internship program that selects the best minority students for fully-paid international research internships.  Selected students are matched with an international mentor and conduct research in any of various topics. Research projects can include many different disciplines such as public health, epidemiology, cell biology, community-based research or biostatistics.  The International Exchange Program emphasizes collaboration and the exchange of scientific and cultural knowledge in an atmosphere of support for diversity.

Who can apply:  Students must be minorities underrepresented in science and medicine.   Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral students and recent graduates (people who graduated no more than 18 months prior to participating in the program.  Minimum GPA of 3.0.


All paid travel expenses to attend Orientation Week in New York City (first week of June)

All expenses paid to and from host country for 10-12 weeks (June to August).  Participating research institutions are located in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Ireland, South Africa or Spain.

Emergency health coverage during their international travel

Monthly stipend of between $1,000 – $1,900, depending on level of training

How to Apply:  For instructions on how to apply, click on the link below or follow the instructions in the enclosed attachment.  Deadline is January 31, 2014.

Questions should be directed to


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Internship Application Form


In order to be considered for an internship, you must follow the instructions listed below.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.



Other Application Information

Applicants must be:

§  Underrepresented minorities in the sciences as per the following NIH definition:

                 African Americans, Hispanic/ Latinos, Native   

                 Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and

                  Pacific Islanders and rural Appalachians.

§  US citizens, non-citizen nationals or  permanent residents

§  Enrolled in or recently graduated from BA, BS, MA, MPH, or other Master’s level programs and Doctoral programs. A recent graduate is one who obtained their degree no earlier than May of last year

§  This program is for students interested in health sciences. Students in other fields will be considered if they are willing to apply their skills to the health sciences. For example, a math major may apply to participate in epidemiological or biostatistical research

§  Interns must commit 10-12 full weeks to the program (June through August).

§  Available for and willing to write research report

§  Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in current institution

§  Finalist should be available for phone/ Skype interview

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is January 31st 2014. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.



Please e-mail the completed application form, resume and statements to the email address provided below.  Include your NAME  and education level in the e-mail’s subject line. Use this email address for any questions you may have. No telephone calls please.


Letters of recommendation must be signed and on letterhead. Letters of recommendation can be submitted via email, mail or fax. Emailed letters can be sent as MS Word documents, jpeg or PDF files to the email address provided above.


School transcripts (from all schools attended) must be submitted via mail on a sealed envelope. Please use this address for sending letters of recommendation and school transcripts via mail:



Dr. Luz Claudio

International Exchange Program for Minority Students

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

1 Gustave Levy Place–BOX 1057

New York, NY 10029

Fax 212 996 0407


Application Checklist

Completed Application Form

Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Undergraduate AND Graduate Transcripts if applicable

Personal Statement (1 page maximum): How will the Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students  

     enhance your career? How will you be able to contribute to global health after completing the program? Include a description

     of your current research interests and professional goals after completion of the program.

Statement of Past Research Experience (1 page maximum): Please submit a brief description of past research experience,

     including, the subject of the research project, dates conducted and your role and duties 

Statement of Past Travel Experience (1 page maximum): Please submit a brief description of your past travel experience,

     including place/s traveled, the nature of the visit/s, dates and what you learned   

Two professional letters of recommendation from individuals who know your work. Letters must be signed and on letterhead.

     Please inform your letter writer that the Program may contact  him/her via email or telephone

Every page of your application including your essays must have your name noted on top, ie: APPLICANT NAME (Last, First, Middle): 


Important Notice

January 31st, 2014 Application Deadline.  ALL materials must be received by this date. Late applications will not be accepted.

March 29th, 2014- Email notification of finalists will be sent on or before this date

Ø  It is your responsibility to submit a complete application (Please note checklist above).

Ø  Do not contact project mentors unless you are instructed to do so by the program coordinator, failure to comply will lead to APPLICATION TERMINATION.

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Internship Application Form





Date of Birth:

Current Address

Permanent Address











Cell Number:                                          Preferred for Interview             

Home Number:                                              Preferred for Interview             

Email Address:(Must be independent of institutional affiliation, ie: Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail)                                                                                                                                                                  

Alternate Email: (School  or institution affiliation)                                                                            


BACKGROUND INFORMATION (Please make sure to complete)

GENDER:  (Please check One)



ETHNICITY: (Please check One)

African American

Hispanic American

Native American

Alaskan Native

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rural Appalachian

Place of Birth:                                                                                                                                                               

Are you an US Citizen: 



If not, please note we may request a copy of your Resident Alien card if you are selected as a program participant                                                                                                                   




School Attended

Academic Level (Education Year) or Degree

Date Awarded

Area of Study




















Native Language:                                                                                                                                                                      

Proficiency (Indicate Poor, Fair, Good, Fluent)

Other Languages














Country Visited

















PLEASE LIST YOUR RESEARCH SKILLS (Examples: PCR, Statistical Programs, Scientific Writing, Microscopy, Clinical Training, etc.)






Conference, Date and Location

Title of Work Presented (Specify if Poster or Oral Presentation)









Title of Course Taught







































Institution/ Organization

Position and Description of Work
















I understand that this application for the Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students plus the supporting documents I provide will be reviewed by a Selection Committee, Prospective Mentors and Program Director.  I certify that I personally completed this application and the information is accurate.  I also understand that if I intentionally have provided false information, my candidacy or enrollment in the program will be terminated or revoked.


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University of Washington Environmental Health Summer Research Program
Dates: June 23rd – August 22nd  2014 in Seattle, WA
Stipend: $5,200
Application Deadline: February 14th 2014

Summer research pic

The UW Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EHREP) is a funded, nine-week summer experience for undergraduates from any 2 or 4 year college or university with an interest in environmental health sciences. EHREP provides students with hands on experience in laboratories of leading researchers, introduces them to key environmental and occupational health issues while offering research exposure that will help them become competitive applicants for graduate study.  Students will work full-time under the supervision of a faculty mentor and will receive a stipend of $5,200.

One of the goals of this program is to increase and diversify the pool of future applicants for graduate study in this field, leading to more outstanding scientists selecting Environmental Health Sciences as a career focus.  We strongly encourage students who are underrepresented in the sciences to apply.

To learn more about the program and the application process, please visit our website:

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