Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

at the University of Washington

Undergraduate Summer Fellows

ISCRM Undergraduate Summer Fellows program, supported by resources from the State of Washington, are competitive fellowships intended to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students at the University of Washington while they are engaged in research guided by UW ISCRM faculty. We hope that with research fellowships, students may focus more attention and time, deepening their inquiry into a discipline or project with a reduced financial burden. Students receive fellowships to pursue research in multiple disciplines pertaining to regenerative medicine. Four $3000 awards will be awarded.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be matriculated UW undergraduate students registered full time, pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the UW Bothell, Seattle or Tacoma campus. This fellowship is open to U.S. citizens, international students, and undocumented students.

  • Applicants do not need to be already engaged in research with faculty to be eligible to apply. Students in the planning stages of their research who effectively articulate the plan and the direction of their project will be strong candidates.

  • Once awarded, recipients must be actively engaged in their research and remain full-time undergraduate students after the award period.

If you receive need-based financial aid, we recommend that you visit a counselor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to determine the potential impact on your current aid package should you receive an ISCRM fellowship.

How to Apply -- Deadline: 9:00am Friday, June 1

Please send to Leena Pranikay (pranikay@uw.eduthe following:

  • Your UWNetID

  • Mailing address

  • Unofficial transcript

  • Proposal

    • Your proposal should be a maximum of one page. You may include one additional page for references, images, or figures, if applicable; this one additional page of supplementary material is not included in the word limit or page limit.

    • Proposal prompt: In your own words, describe your research and what you and your faculty mentor hope to learn from your work. Discuss your motivations for getting involved in this research project and how this work contributes to your education and to the development of your future plans.

  • Letter of recommendation from your mentor

    • A UW ISCRM faculty member must be the primary mentor.  This person may not be the person with whom you work most directly or most frequently, but they are still designated as the “primary” mentor for purposes of the application. 

Review Process

  • Applications are screened for completeness.

  • A committee of 3-4 faculty will review your application, examining your essay for evidence of the nature, extent, and quality of your research activities and the role you play in this research.

Fellow Requirements

  • For the duration of the award period, you must continue to be actively engaged with your research project and faculty mentor.

  • You are required to present your work at the Undergraduate Research Program’s annual Summer STEM Research Poster Session in August. If you are unable to participate in the Poster Session the year you receive the fellowship, you are expected to present at the next scheduled symposium the following year.