We are now accepting applications for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) Program at The Scripps Research Institute. Through curricular and laboratory research experiences, the program provides a creative and dynamic environment in which to learn about the power of biomedical research. The SURF participants identify their area of interest and matched with a Scripps faculty member on one of our two campuses: Jupiter, Florida or La Jolla, California. There are over 200 laboratories across the two campuses conducting basic and translational research; areas of research include cancer biology, cell biology, chemical physiology, chemistry, genetics, immunology, metabolism and aging, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular medicine, molecular therapeutics, neurobiology, and neuroscience.
SURF participants work with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in a research setting and attend enrichment workshops which include GRE test prep classes, lunch-n-learn with faculty, career panels, and ‘life as a grad student’ presentations. At the end of the summer, participants give oral and/or poster presentations of their research at the campus-wide Summer Student Symposium. The best presentation from each campus is invited to submit an abstract to a national meeting and Scripps Research provides registration fees and travel expenses.
The program dates are Monday, June 6, 2011 through Friday, August 12, 2011. Start and end dates are flexible. The program provides housing and a stipend of $4000.
The deadline to apply is February 15, 2011. The application is available online. For more information regarding the program and the application process, please email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, call: 858.784.8469 or visit: <http://education.scripps.edu/outreach_engagement/ca_surf_overview.php> http://education.scripps.edu/outreach_engagement/ca_surf_overview.php
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