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SENS Research Foundation Postbaccalaureate fellowship

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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - Senior

The SRF PostBaccalaureate Fellowship Program, structured like an advanced internship, not only allows participants to work alongside our scientists with a degree of independence, but also promotes their personal academic and career aspirations. Fellows benefit from a gap year option with career-minded training that often bridges their undergraduate experience to a graduate experience of their choosing (Ph.D., M.D., M.S., or others) or positions within biotech. Like the SRF Summer Scholars Program, the goal of the Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Program includes assignments and training that hones writing and presentation skills and creates opportunities for participants to strengthen their research and communication skills. These training exercises are completed within the framework of a research project that the Fellow will be tasked with completing under the guidance of a scientific mentor.

Fellowship Program Training Goals- SRF Education undergraduate programs primarily are designed to address two pressing needs in STEM education: the availability of novel, inquiry-based research opportunities and scientific communication skills. Whether a student plans to pursue postgraduate studies or apply for a research position at a pharmaceutical company, practical experience is key. However, research opportunities are limited at some colleges and fields of research.

SRF Education sets itself apart from many other training programs with its focus on the development of scientific communication skills in addition to enhancing laboratory and critical thinking skills. Over the course of its educational programs, participants are guided through practical writing assignments that simulate documents scientists are often asked to produce, such as grant proposals. The communication training culminates in a formal presentation at a symposium where participants present the results of their work to their peers and mentors.

Qualifications- Applicants should have some biologically-related prior research experience. Although GPA will be a consideration, there are no formal GPA requirements. Students of any major may apply, provided they can demonstrate relevant experience.

Compensation- A single stipend will be provided to cover room and board costs. Fellows will be eligible for benefits after the first 3 months of employment. Participants in the program will need to locate their own housing. Advice can be provided by SRF and the host lab.

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accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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SENS Research Foundation (Lead)
Harvard University
University of California, Berkeley

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Cellular Biology
Genetics & Genomics
Medical Sciences
Molecular Biology
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chronic Diseases
Computational Biology
Medical Biology
Molecular Biology

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Page last updated 2/10/2024
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