Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship
Our summer fellowship programs for undergraduate students are highly competitive. We welcome applicants who desire hands-on, research training experience that complements current resident research programs within an advanced laboratory. Co-curricular and residential life programs extend our immersion program to help students develop professional skill sets and foster connections within the scientific research community. Applicants from underserved populations are encouraged to apply.
All applicants must satisfy these requirements:
- Prior to fellowship demonstrate successful completion of:
- 1 semester of college biology with laboratory
- 1 semester of college chemistry with laboratory
- 1 semester of college mathematics
- Must have a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.0 or equivalent.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, or have the appropriate immigration status to be able to receive a work stipend. Different funding sources have different citizenship requirements.
- Undergraduate Fellows must commit to the entire duration of the program
Undergraduate INBRE Fellowship (NIH): Additional Requirements
The Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is a collaborative network of Maine educational and research institutions led by the MDI Biological Laboratory and sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
INBRE Application Due: TBA 2017
- Open to undergraduates enrolled in specfic Maine colleges and universities: Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, Southern Maine Community College, UMaine Farmington, UMaine Machias, UMaine Fort Kent, UMaine Presque Isle, UMaine Honors College.
- Research sites include MDI Biological Laboratory and Northeast scientific research sites across Maine, Delaware, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire
- Applicants should upload a resume/CV
- INBRE fellows receive housing, meal plans, and stipends
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) (NSF): Additional Requirements
REU Fellows are undergraduates who work in residential research programs at MDI Biological Laboratory and are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Each student is associated with a specific research project, where s/he works closely with the faculty and other researchers.
REU Application Due: February 1 2017
- Open to US citizen undergraduates across United States and U.S. Territories
- Research sites at MDI Biological Laboratory only
- Applicants from non-research-intensive colleges, universities, and community colleges are highly encouraged to apply
- Applicants should upload a resume/CV (PDF)
- REU Fellows receive some travel assistance, housing, weekly meal plans, and stipends
Other Funding Sources
Other private funding sources are sometimes available, with various eligibility requirements. If you do not meet the citizenship or geographical eligibility requirements for INBRE or NSF REU funding, please submit an application. Outstanding applicants can be matched with other available funding. Non-US citizens are responsible for demonstrating their immigration and work-permit status. Foreign travel is not funded.
Applications Due: February 1 2017
Applications for 2017 will open in the fall of 2016.
Decision notification letters are sent to applicants in March/April.
2017 Session Dates
Dates are subject to change.
Arrival: Sunday, June 4†
Student Symposium: Tuesday August 8 at MDI Biological Laboratory (Family Event)
Departure: Saturday August 12, 2017†
†Dates for students placed at other institutions may vary