Rhode Island IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence
Avedisian Hall, University of Rhode Island
7 Greenhouse Road
Kingston, RI 02881

Director: Bongsup Cho

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

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

Year Program Started: 2001

Max. Participants/Year: 16

Application Deadline: February 28

Program Timeframe: Late May to Late July or Early August

Academic Level Targeted: college

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: internship/fellowship

Program Attributes: stipend provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: matriculation at this school (Matriculating student enrolled in science majors), class year (Two years of college-level science courses are suggested)

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: biochemistry, biology, bio (cellular), bio (molecular), biotechnology, chemistry, education (health, science), engineering (biomed), genetics, pre-pharmacology, pharmacology, science (biomed), science (environmental health)

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 is a hands-on research project with a faculty mentor, where the student is exposed to contemporary methods & problems in biomedical research. Additional activities include workshops on contemporary scientific issues, such as ethics or effective communication of science.