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Joan Press <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:36:06 -0400
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Subject: National Science Foundation REU Program in Cell and Molecular
Visualization at Brandeis University

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 26 - July 31, 2015). 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 2nd, 2015. *

Please apply online:
. In addition to completing the online form, each of the following must be
sent to [log in to unmask] to complete your application. All
documents should be submitted electronically in either PDF format (preferred)
or MSWord:
A digital, unofficial complete transcript, including fall semester grades of
the current year.
Recommendation letters from two faculty members. Letters must be submitted
from a university email address with "REU Recommendation" and the Student's
name in the subject heading.
ALL of the above and this application must be RECEIVED by February 2nd, 2015.
Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. Please plan accordingly.

If you have any problems with this form, questions about the application
process or want confirmation that your application is complete, please
contact us by email ([log in to unmask]) or telephone

Additional information may be found at the website, including
faculty research interests and potential projects.

Contact Person: Joan Press
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Contact Phone Number: 781-736-3100
Website URL: