January 2012


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Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:11:59 -0500
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Brandeis University seeks qualified applicants for an NSF-funded
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in the Biological
Sciences for a 10-week period (May 30 - August 3, 2012). Stipends of
$5,000, plus housing costs and meal allowances will be awarded to each
participant. Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents and
should have completed their sophomore or junior year of study and be
enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college or university. We
especially welcome applications from students of under-represented
groups in science, or who come from economically-disadvantaged
backgrounds (for example, first-generation college students), or who
come from academic institutions with limited resources for research, or
who are students with disabilities (ie. a physical or mental impairment
that substantially limits one or more major life activities).

Selected students will be matched with a faculty researcher, from over
50 in the biological sciences, who will mentor the student through an
independent research project using modern cell and molecular
visualization techniques. Students will participate in weekly lunch
seminars, which will include faculty research presentations, ethics
discussions and professional development activities such as panel
discussion with students and postdoctoral fellows from the Greater
Boston area concerning careers in medicine, biotechnology and research.
Students will develop a written synopsis of their summer work, with
feedback and editing, and they will participate in a capstone symposium
including poster presentations.

*Applications and all supporting materials are due February 15, 2012. *

Please apply online
In addition to completing the online form, you must send each of the
following to Jessica Maryott ([log in to unmask]):

 1. A complete transcript, including fall semester grades of the current
 2. Recommendation letters from two faculty members.
 3. A waiver form for recommendations. This form can be downloaded here
    <>. Please
    complete the form, sign, and (ideally) scan and email it to
    [log in to unmask]

Please send the transcript, recommendation letters and waiver form to
Jessica Maryott ([log in to unmask]) via email if possible. If these
documents can not be digitalized, you may send them to Jessica Maryott,
Brandeis University, 415 South St. MS 008; Waltham, MA 02454.