Deadline: January 27, 2023.
MDI Biological Laboratory INBRE Summer Fellowship Program 2023
The MDI Biological Laboratory is now accepting applications for their INBRE Summer Fellowship Program happening May 31st through August 5th, 2023. Applications close January 27, 2023.
MDI Biological Laboratory Summer Fellowship Program 2023
Two undergraduate summer fellowship programs, INBRE and REU, run in conjunction and support students working in the laboratories of resident or visiting scientists on hands-on research projects. During the 10-week residential mentored research experiences, students also receive other educational opportunities, including an extensive scientific seminar program, professional development workshops, and dedicated residential life programs.
INBRE research fellowships are only awarded to applicants from the following schools:
Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, College of the Atlantic, Southern Maine Community College, UMaine Farmington, UMaine Machias, UMaine Fort Kent, UMaine Presque Isle, and the UMaine Honors College. In addition, Northeast Regional INBRE institutions in New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Delaware may have funding for students to engage in Maine research. Students at Maine INBRE institutions may also have the opportunity to be placed in a Northeast Regional INBRE program. Check with your INBRE coordinators before starting an application.
INBRE research fellowship applicants can select from the following list of mentors from INBRE associated institutions when asked to indicate preference in the below application: https://maineinbre.org/student-training/mentors/ . This information gives us better insight into your interests and goals, but does not guarantee that you would be assigned to a particular mentor. If assigned to a mentor at a campus other than MDI Biological Laboratory, applicants will spend their fellowship at the institution of their assigned mentor match.
Applicants eligible for the INBRE research fellowship may also be eligible for the REU research fellowship. If applicants would like to be considered for both programs, please indicate below when prompted.
REU research fellowships are only awarded to applicants meeting the following criteria:
Undergraduate student participants in REU Sites must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Student must be enrolled in a US college or university, which includes community colleges. Applications are encouraged by minorities in science and by students enrolled in primarily undergraduate institutions who do not have a prior undergraduate degree.
See the MDI Biological Laboratory website for more details on the REU program logistics. Note that REU fellowships are targeted towards students pursuing a research career rather than clinical medicine. You can indicate your interest in being considered for our REU program below. REU research fellowship applicants will be asked to indicate research interests and/or mentors with whom you wish to work. See the list of full-time faculty at MDIBL here: https://mdibl.org/research/research-faculty/ .This information gives us better insight into your interests and goals, but does not guarantee that you would be assigned to a particular mentor.
All applicants must meet these academic minimum eligibility requirements by the start of the summer program:
– One semester undergraduate Biology with lab
– One semester undergraduate Mathematics
Information you will be asked to enter in this application:
- Academic history (schools, dates attended, diplomas/degrees)
- Transcripts: You must obtain a student-copy of your transcript in pdf format from your current institution and upload it into this application form. Your transcript must include current fall semester grades, so you may “Save for later”, come back and upload that transcript before you “Submit”. If you attended a college or university prior to the one you attend now, please upload that student-copy transcript as well. Do NOT ask your college(s) to send us a transcript. Do NOT upload an official transcript as these are frequently “protected” pdf files and will not export from this system.
- Area of research interest and/or mentors with whom you wish to work.
- Essay question responses (copy and paste or directly enter into this application form). You may “save for later,” work on these responses offline, and then log back in to complete those fields.
- Resume/CV file in pdf format for upload.
- You will be asked to submit the names and email address of the faculty/professors you want to write recommendations for you. Two recommendations are required. Be sure to alert these people to the impending automated email request from “[email protected]“. It will be your responsibility to ensure your references complete their recommendations prior to the application deadline. The deadline for references is January 27, 2023, 11:59pm EST. Be sure to give this deadline information to your references.
Application Deadline is January 27, 2023, 11:59 pm EST
Program Start: Wednesday, May 31st
Program End: Saturday, August 5th