Rhode Island IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence
College of Pharmacy- 495J, University of Rhode Island
7 Greenhouse Road
Kingston, RI 02881


Contact: Laura Arrighi
P: (401) 874-9288
F: (401) 874-2646

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

Year Program Started: 2001

Max. Participants/Year: 16

Application Deadline: March (first Friday)

Program Timeframe: end of May to mid August (10 weeks)

Academic Level Targeted: college

Racial/Ethnic Focus: African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Other Hispanic

Type of Program: internship/fellowship

Program Attributes: non-credit, housing provided, stipend provided, counseling provided, mentors/advisors provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (Two years of college-level science courses are suggested)

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: biochemistry, biology, bio (cellular), bio (molecular), biotechnology, chemistry, science (environmental health), Neuroscience, Pharmaceutical Science

Additional Comments: The goals of the program are to expose undergrad. students to laboratory research & to the opportunities for careers in biomedical research. The program runs for ten weeks each summer. The most important component of the program is a hands-on research project with a faculty mentor, where the student is exposed to contemporary methods and problems in biomedical research. Additional activities include workshops on contemporary scientific issues, such as ethics or effective communication of scie..