Undergraduate Research Training (URT) Program

Undergraduate Research Training (URT) Program

Application for 2020 NH BioMade URT is now open! Deadline is March 31, 2020.

CLICK HERE FOR 2020 URT OPPORTUNITIES AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

General Information 

The NH BioMade Undergraduate Research Training (URT) program seeks to provide research training internships to NH undergraduate students. 
The specific goals for the 2020 URT program are to: 
  • Provide focused research internships to NH undergraduates within an active or related area of NH BioMade research; 
  • Increase the number of NH undergraduates with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) research experience; 
  • Introduce NH undergraduates to opportunities to advance their careers in STEM disciplines through research leading to masters and doctoral degrees. 

Overview 

At least ten paid research internships will be supported by NH BioMade (nhepscor.org.nh-biomade) during summer 2020 
  • Eligible students must be a NH undergraduate at a 4-year or 2-year institution.  
  • Research program comes under guidance and mentorship of a NH BioMade faculty or staff scientist. 
  • Students meet every two weeks as a group to discuss their research experience, goals, and future plans. 
This URT program is funded by a National Science Foundation grant (NSF #EPS-1757371) to the State of New Hampshire. 
NH BioMade and the National Science Foundation are particularly interested in increasing the numbers of women, underrepresented minorities (African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders), and persons with disabilities earning science, technology, engineering or mathematics degrees. All are encouraged to apply. 
 

Benefits to Participation 

Benefits to participating in the program include: 
  • Placement with a mentor investigating some aspect of current, authentic NH BioMade-related research; 
  • Conducting research as part of a team of faculty and graduate students; 
  • Access to state-of-the art research facilities; 
  • $600 per week stipend; 
  • Support to present your results in at least one meeting or symposium; 
  • Research experience from which to grow your professional career in a STEM or STEM-related field. 

Participant Expectations 

  • Daily and weekly progress toward research objectives and goals laid out by the research mentor. 
  • Participation in regular meetings to discuss research progress and career development. 
  • Construction of a final research poster that describes your research activities, results, analyses, and outcomes. 
  • Presentation of poster at the Summer Research Symposium, August 7, 2020 

 

Click here for 2020 URT Opportunities and Application Instructions