Subject: NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP), Deadline March 2nd!
Deadline: March 2, 2015
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program
(UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged
backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and
social science health-related research. The program offers:
Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation
The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational
expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients.
Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.
RESEARCH TRAINING AT THE NIH
For each full or partial scholarship year, you are committed to two NIH
service obligations. The obligations are actually benefits of the UGSP,
providing you with invaluable research training and experience at the NIH.
1. 10-week Summer Laboratory Experience. After each year of scholarship
support, you will train for 10 weeks as a paid summer research employee in an
NIH research laboratory. This employment occurs after the receipt of the
scholarship award. Each scholar will be assigned to an NIH researcher and an
NIH postdoctoral fellow, who will serve as mentors. You will also attend
formal seminars and participate in a variety of programs.
2. Employment at the NIH after Graduation. After graduation, you will
continue your training as a full-time employee in an NIH research laboratory.
You must serve 1 year of full-time employment for each year of scholarship.
You must meet all of these requirements in order to be eligible for admission
into the UGSP. Please take a moment to use our Eligibility Wizard:
U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident
Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an
accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of
Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a
4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class
Having 'Exceptional Financial Need' as certified by your undergraduate
institution financial aid office (Federal Register: Vol. 79; Wednesday,
January 22, 2014 ) - see table (updated October 9, 2014).
Event Date: March 2, 2015
Contact Person: Rachel E Wobrak
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Website URL: http://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp