The Summer Undergraduate Research Program [SURP] is an intensive, nine-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students who are interested in biological research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students will complete an independent research project and present their findings at a competitive poster session.
The program runs from Monday, June 10 through Saturday, August 10, 2013 (Monday, June 10 and Saturday, August 10 are travel days). Students must be able to commit to this entire period in order to participate.
Students will be paired with a faculty mentor after selecting one of the following areas of interest:
To learn more about the specific research interests of FHCRC faculty, please visit: http://www.fhcrc.org/en/labs.html
In addition to completing a mentored research project, students will participate in professional development workshops designed to facilitate the preparation of competitive applications for graduate/medical school. Workshops include:
Students will also attend weekly research seminars regarding a broad array of scientific topics. The program culminates with a competitive poster session.
The SURP program also sponsors a number of social activities to foster interaction among students and their mentors. Activities may include:
Students will receive $4,500 (minus taxes) for their participation in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
Travel costs (up to $450) to and from Seattle are provided. Travel arrangements will be coordinated by FHCRC staff unless otherwise requested.
Students are responsible for their housing, meals, and transportation. Housing is available at the University of Washington's Stevens Court for approximately $1,600 for the duration of the program. For more information about the amenities offered at Stevens Court, please visit: http://www.hfs.washington.edu/housing/Default.aspx?id=267.
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An online application for the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Program is now available. The application deadline is Friday, January 18, 2013. Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by Friday, January 25, 2013. Notification of acceptance will occur in mid-March.
If you have any additional questions about the Summer Undergraduate Research Program that are not addressed in the FAQ sections, please send an email to: SURP@fhcrc.org.
If you are interested in other internship opportunities at the FHCRC, please visit: http://www.fhcrc.org/en/careers/internship-opportunities.html or contact Scott Canavera, Internship Programs Manager, at: email@example.com
The Hutchinson Center has an international reputation for its pioneering research in basic biological sciences, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, cancer prevention, and epidemiology. For more information about the research conducted at the FHCRC, go to: www.fhcrc.org. To learn more about the specific research interests of the faculty at the FHCRC, please visit: http://www.fhcrc.org/en/labs.html
To view the story of professional baseball coach and player Fred Hutchinson and his brother Bill, a medical doctor and cancer researcher who founded the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebrwdnnhSuw
A compilation of cancer research internships and other training programs for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and MPH students interested in pursuing a career in scientific research and/or medicine can be found at: http://www.fhcrc.org/content/dam/public/education/internships.pdf
In addition, Pathways to Science hosts a website that enables users to search for undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, and postdoctoral positions. For more information, please visit: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Form.asp
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The Summer Undergraduate Research Program is supported in part by the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) CURE Supplement: 5 P30 CA015704-37S1.