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Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites undergraduate students interested in exploring research in the biological sciences to participate in the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP). The IBS-SRP offers research experiences to undergraduate junior and senior students interested in biological research careers. Each student does full-time research for 10 weeks with a faculty member in one of eight disciplinary clusters: Biochemistry/Biophysics; Bioenergy; Cellular & Molecular Biology; Computational Biology & Biostatistics; Ecology, Plants & Environmental Systems; Molecular and Environmental Toxicology; Neurobiology; and, Virology. The eight disciplinary areas are woven together in an interdisciplinary learning community through 5 Big Ideas in biology: Evolution; Energy & Matter; Information Flow, Exchange, & Storage; Structure & Function; and, Systems Biology. In addition, science writing, research ethics, preparation for graduate school, and biological science career choices are highlighted. At the end of the program, students orally present their research at a symposium, and publish written reports summarizing their research in a program journal.

$6,000 Stipend

$600 Food allowance

Housing in a shared apartment with a private bedroom

Travel to and from Madison

Health Insurance (if needed)

Access to campus libraries and recreation facilities.

Madison Metro Bus Pass.

Application Deadline: 2/15/2022
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Participating Institution(s):
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University of Wisconsin, Madison (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biomedical Engineering
Cellular Biology
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Molecular Biology
Plant Sciences

Computational Biology
Molecular Biophysics

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

Page last updated 11/14/2021
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