The University of Iowa

Biomedical Scholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program

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Summer 2021 Application Will Be Available in November 2020 

The Biomedical Scholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program (BSURP) at the University of Iowa is sponsored by six Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs in GeneticsHuman ToxicologyImmunologyMolecular MedicineNeuroscience, and Free Radical and Radiation Biology.

PURPOSE

The purpose of the BSURP is to provide talented undergraduate bioscience majors with direct laboratory research experience under the mentorship of research faculty members, to introduce them to the challenges and rewards provided by a research career, and to showcase the outstanding biomedical research training opportunities at the University of Iowa.

ELIGIBILITY

Scholars who have completed the sophomore or junior year, majoring in any area of the biological sciences at an accredited four-year college or university, are eligible. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply. This program is open to US citizens or permanent residents.

PROGRAM DATES

This is a 10-week residential summer program.  The 2021 program is expected to begin Monday, May 24 and end on Friday, July 30, 2021 (10-week program). Departures from this schedule can be considered only in special circumstances. Scholars are expected to devote their full time to the program for its duration.

WHAT IS PROVIDED?

Due to the fluid nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, final decisions about stipend, housing, and travel will be made at a later date.  We anticipate that each scholar will be provided:

  • A highly competitive stipend.
  • Housing in the University of Iowa dormitories.
  • A travel award to help offset the cost of travel to and from Iowa City.

ACADEMIC CREDIT

This is an award to support research.  Academic credit is not awarded.

APPLY HERE:

Apply to the Biomedical Scholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program  (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)

Application Procedure: 

1)  Submit a completed on-line application form

2)  Have the following sent to:  grad-bsurp-summer@uiowa.edu

  • An academic transcript that includes Fall 2020 grades (when available)
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with your skills and aptitudes (particularly in the biological sciences).

In the on-line application form, applicants will indicate which Graduate Program(s) best align with their research interests.  If selected, the scholar will then work with the Programs to identify an appropriate faculty research mentor.

The application period for Summer 2021 is: November 2020 - February 1, 2021.  Applications will be evaluated after the admissions portal closes.

For additional information contact the Office of Graduate and Postdoc Studies by email, grad-bsurp-summer@uiowa.edu

Contact Information:
Biomedical Scholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program
357 Medical Research Center
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1182
E-mail: grad-bsurp-summer@uiowa.edu