Summer in Biomedical Science (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program – 2012

This summer, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is sponsoring an eight week program in which selected undergraduate students will conduct laboratory research under the guidance of individual UAB faculty members.

Student recipients of this competitive fellowship receive a stipend of $2000 for the summer. Students will receive free on-campus housing but will be responsible for their own meals, travel to and from Birmingham, and other expenses. The program dates will be June 4– July 27, 2012. The application deadline is February 10, 2012.

We expect applicants to SIBS to have completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate coursework. We anticipate that successful candidates will typically demonstrate grade point averages of 3.0 (“B”) or higher, especially in science, math, and related areas.

Our goal in offering this fellowship is to give talented students the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of intensive, hypothesis-drive laboratory research. This experience should help students make well informed decisions about future career plans. Previous research experience is not required. We especially welcome applications from students who are interested in research as a potential career, including students interested in PhD and MD/PhD programs.

I would like to thank you in advance for posting our SIBS flyer (attached to this email as a pdf file) and distributing the information to the appropriate students in your department. Students can learn more about SIBS and obtain the Application Form online or by contacting me at


Robin G. Lorenz, M.D., Ph.D. Program Director SIBS Undergraduate Research Program 1825 University Blvd., SHEL 602 Birmingham, AL 35294-2170 Email: Phone: 1-205-934-0676 Fax: 1-205-996-9113 Website:

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