Through the generosity of Michael G. Kauffman M.D., Ph.D. '85, the Kauffman Fellowship will award one student $4,ooo to support a 10-12 week summer research position in a biomedical laboratory pertinent to the student's interest. Amherst College labs are not eligible placements. The research should be in the area of modern biology relevant to medicine, i.e., molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, etc. First-year students, Sophomores, and Juniors are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students with significant science coursework. Apply for the Kauffman Fellowship online through the Career Center's online Quest database site. The application process opens in February. The deadline for submission of applications is usually the end of February or early March. Applicants will be informed of the results by late March. Questions about the fellowship can be directed to Dean Richard Aronson, the Health Professions Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for 2014: March 1, 2014 Interviews with Dr. Kauffman will take place on March 25, 2014.
Pre-medical students are offered an introduction to research methodology, patient treatment, and ethical issues in medicine as well as exposure to a broad spectrum of health care providers within a large community teaching hospital. The program takes place from June - August. Eligibility: Pre-med students completing their junior or senior year by the end of May. $2,500 stipend for ten weeks Contact person: Marjorie Bingham, Program Director Department of Medical Education (860)545-2536
Matina S. Horner, Ph.D. Summer Research Fellowships in Eating Disorders
Ten-week summer research fellowships at Harvard Medical School and/or Massachusetts General Hospital. Open to undergrads and grad students - Deadline: mid-March. For application and more info, call (617) 236-7766.
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American Heart Association Undergraduate Student Research Program
Program offers students to explore careers in heart or stroke research in cardiovascular research laboratories in California, Nevada or Utah for 10 weeks during the summer to work under the supervision of experienced scientists. Projects range from basic molecular research to direct physiological studies. Some opportunities for participation in more clinical investigations also available. This program is open to students of Junior or Senior status enrolled in a college or university at time of application, attend an institution in California, Nevada or Utah or be a resident of one of these states. Must have completed a combined total of at least four semesters of six quaters of biological sciences, physics or chemistry. Must have completed at least one quarter of calculus, statistics, computational methods or computer science. $4000 stipend for 10 weeks of summer research.
Application information and forms available on web. For more information, contact: American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate, Research Department, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA, 94010-1317, (650) 259-6700, email@example.com
Deadline: Usually early February
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health’s Semester Intensive
Designed for young adults ages 18–23, Kripalu’s Semester Intensive picks up where traditional education leaves off, through four months of rigorous self-study at a dedication to wellness and community. Curriculum topics include Self-Study and Contemplative Traditions, Meaningful Work, Effective Communication, Healthy Living, and Financial Awareness. Many Semester Intensive students elect to take coursework for up to 15 undergraduate transfer credits through an academic credit partnership with Lesley University.