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Fred Hutch Summer Undergraduate Research Program

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Undergraduates - Junior

The Fred Hutch Summer Undergraduate Research Program [SURP] is an intensive, nine-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students will complete an independent research project and present their findings at a competitive poster session.

Students will be paired with a faculty mentor after selecting one of the following areas of interest: Basic Science, Human Biology, Public Health, Clinical Research, Vaccine and Infectious Diseases

In addition to completing a mentored research project, students will participate in professional development workshops designed to facilitate the preparation of competitive applications for graduate/medical school. Workshops include: preparing a personal statement, resume, and abstract; research ethics and issues; advice and insight on successful admission to graduate or medical school, and preparing and presenting a scientific poster. Students will also attend weekly research seminars regarding a broad array of scientific topics. The program culminates with a competitive poster session.

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled in U.S. university or college; Students who are in the summer before their FINAL year (or semester or quarter) of undergraduate studies; and Strong background in the sciences.

Students will receive $4,938 (minus taxes) for their participation in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

Travel costs (up to $450) to and from Seattle are provided. Travel arrangements will be coordinated by Fred Hutch staff unless otherwise requested.

Participating Institution(s):
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
Food Science & Nutrition
Genetics & Genomics
Medical Sciences
Molecular Biology

Collaborative Research
Computational Biology
Developmental Biology
Infectious Disease
Molecular Chemistry
Stem Cell Research
Structural Biology

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)

Page last updated 10/29/2023
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