Monday, November 4, 2013

2014 Summer Research at MIT - Amgen-UROP Scholars Program

Now entering its eighth year, the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites undergardatues to participate in faculty-mentored summer research in MIT laboratories.  This intensive nine-week program focuses on cultivating and supporting partnerships between MIT faculty and undergraduates in the areas of science and biotechnology.   Students indicating a strong desire to engage in research collaborations within these areas will be selected from colleges and universities from around the U.S., as well as the MIT undergraduate population. 

The 2014 Summer Program runs from June 9th to August 8th.   Apply online between November 1, 2013 to February 3, 2014: www.amgenscholars.comAdmissions decisions:  Early March 2014;  July 2014 (dates TBA):  Mid-summer symposium at UCLA in Los Angelese, CA  (travel expenses; room & board are covered). 

Amgen-UROP Scholars working 40 hours per week for the nine-week period will earn $4,700, at an hourly wage of $13.05.  In addition, an $800 meal allowance and on-camus housing is provided to all Scholars.  Travel to and from MIT for the beginning and end of the Program is covered for visiting (non-MIT) students.  Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident; undergraduate students enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories; and Sophomores (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors or non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue undergraduate studies).  U.S. Program applicants must also have:  a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above; and an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.   To learn more about the MIT Amgen-UROP Scholars program and how to apply please visit:

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