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Paid Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Plant Molecular Biology

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The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology welcome applications for the Integrative Molecular Plant Systems Undergraduate Research Experience. NCSU has a strong core of plant biologists who are working in the areas of sustainable foods, fuels, and developing model systems for studying fundamental biological mechanisms. During the 10-week summer program, students will actively engage in a research project under the mentorship of a participating faculty member. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation.


The program is open to all rising sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program leading to a baccalaureate degree with a demonstrated interest in molecular biology. Applicants will be evaluated based on their statement of interest, transcript, and letters of recommendation. Prior research experience is not required. North Carolina State University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups, including minorities and people with disabilities.


The program kicks off with a three-day 'Biotechnology Bootcamp', where participants will learn critical molecular biology laboratory skills. Participants will pursue independent research projects for the remainder of the summer under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students will also have multiple public-speaking opportunities to present their research, including a poster presentation at the campus-wide undergraduate research symposium at the end of the program.


Stipend: $6,000 for the 10-week session

Room and board: Apartment-style accommodations on-campus Travel expenses: Round-trip air travel will be provided to participants who do not live within driving distance of the program.

Participating Institution(s):
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North Carolina State University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
Computational Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Molecular Biology
Plant Sciences

Cellular & Molecular Imaging
Computational Biology
Genetic Engineering
Molecular Biology
Molecular Genetics
Molecular Imaging
Plant Biology
Plant Systems Biology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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