Call for Abstracts & Posters at ABRCMS in Seattle — Deadline Sept 11, 2015


ABRCMS brings together some of the bright­est stu­dents in the STEM fields to net­work with each other and those already estab­lished. The expe­ri­ence is immea­sur­able.”
–2014 ABRCMS Attendee

The Annual Bio­med­ical Research Con­fer­ence for Minor­ity Stu­dents (ABRCMS) pro­vides the oppor­tu­nity for stu­dents to:
• present their research through a poster or oral pre­sen­ta­tion,
• expand their sci­en­tific and pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment through inno­v­a­tive ses­sions,
• inter­act with peers through mul­ti­ple net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, and
• learn about grad­u­ate schools, sum­mer research oppor­tu­ni­ties, and post­doc­toral fel­low­ships through the robust exhibits program.

Encour­age your stu­dents con­duct­ing sum­mer research to sub­mit an abstract to ABRCMS.
Abstract Sub­mis­sions Dead­line: Sep­tem­ber 11
• Stu­dent Travel Award Dead­line: Sep­tem­ber 11

Make an impact. Men­tor the next gen­er­a­tion of sci­en­tists at ABRCMS. Judges’ Travel Sub­sidy is avail­able.
• Judges’ Travel Sub­sidy: Sep­tem­ber 25
• ASM-LINK Under­grad­u­ate Fac­ulty Research Ini­tia­tive Fel­low­ship: Sep­tem­ber 1

Seat­tle, WA | Novem­ber 11–14, 2015 |

Fulbright Postdoctoral and Early Career Opportunities — Deadline Aug. 3 2015

Post­doc­toral and Early Career Opportunities

There is still time to apply for an excit­ing Ful­bright U.S. Scholar Pro­gram oppor­tu­nity in Europe and Eura­sia and the Mid­dle East and North Africa for post­doc­toral and early career schol­ars! Our orga­ni­za­tion, the Coun­cil for Inter­na­tional Exchange of Schol­ars, admin­is­ters the Ful­bright Scholar Pro­gram on behalf of the United States Depart­ment of State Bureau of Edu­ca­tional and Cul­tural Affairs. The Ful­bright Scholar com­pe­ti­tion for aca­d­e­mic year 2016–2017 is cur­rently accept­ing appli­ca­tions and oppor­tu­ni­ties are avail­able in a num­ber of coun­tries, includ­ing but not lim­ited to the fol­low­ing:
•Ice­land: Fulbright-National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion
•Bel­gium: Postdoctoral-Junior Research Award in Can­cer Clin­i­cal and Trans­la­tional Research
•France: Fulbright-EHESS Post-Doctoral Award (Junior Research); Fulbright-Rhone Alpes Award (Junior Research)
•Poland: STEM — Sci­ence and Technology

•Italy: Fulbright-LUISS Junior Research Lec­ture­ship
•Israel: Post­doc­toral Fellowships

In addi­tion, appli­ca­tions from post­doc­toral and early career schol­ars are wel­come for select awards in the Czech Repub­lic, Rus­sia, Poland, Swe­den, Ger­many and Oman. For a com­plete award list­ing and fur­ther infor­ma­tion please visit our Post­doc­toral Scholar Awards page. You may also wish to reg­is­ter for one of our webi­nars or join our online com­mu­nity, My Ful­bright, a resource cen­ter for appli­cants inter­ested in the program.

Appli­cants must be U.S. cit­i­zens and the cur­rent com­pe­ti­tion will close on August 3, 2015.

We would appre­ci­ate any sug­ges­tions you might have for reach­ing qual­i­fied post­doc and early career appli­cants at your insti­tu­tion. We hope we have pro­vided suf­fi­cient infor­ma­tion for you to share this news with your net­works, though we would be happy to dis­cuss the oppor­tu­nity in greater detail. If you can rec­om­mend an alter­na­tive con­tact, we would also be happy to dis­cuss this with one of your col­leagues by email or phone.

Europe/Eurasia and Mid­dle East/North Africa Ful­bright Scholar Pro­gram Team
Coun­cil for Inter­na­tional Exchange of Schol­ars (CIES)
Insti­tute of Inter­na­tional Edu­ca­tion (IIE)

Call for Proposals– LSMCE Annual Conference Due Sept 4 2015

The Louis Stokes Mid­west Cen­ter of Excel­lence (LSMCE) is host­ing the third annual LSMCE Con­fer­ence on Octo­ber 23–25, 2015 in Indi­anapo­lis, Indiana.

The con­fer­ence brings together a com­mu­nity of schol­ars from all over the United States to focus on accel­er­at­ing diverse tal­ent along the STEM pipeline. The con­fer­ence pro­vides a forum to con­sider and dis­cuss broad­en­ing the par­tic­i­pa­tion of under­rep­re­sented minori­ties in STEM.

LSMCE seeks pro­pos­als that address effec­tive recruit­ment, com­mu­nity build­ing, aca­d­e­mic inte­gra­tion, and pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment of under­rep­re­sented minor­ity stu­dents in STEM disciplines.


Ses­sion Formats:

Break­out Ses­sion –  Break­out ses­sions involve 12 pre­sen­ta­tions, last­ing 60 min­utes each.  Each ses­sion will give the pre­sen­ter 40 min­utes for pre­sent­ing con­tent and 20 min­utes for ques­tions and discussion.


Stu­dent Poster Ses­sion – Poster pre­sen­ta­tions that com­mu­ni­cate your under­grad­u­ate or Master’s degree level STEM research.  The poster ses­sion allows for the visual dis­play of STEM projects and an overview of your research.


Bridge to the Doc­tor­ate (B2D) Oral Pre­sen­ta­tion Ses­sion – Are you a cur­rent Bridge to the Doc­tor­ate stu­dent seek­ing a plat­form to pub­li­cize your research?  Take advan­tage of this oppor­tu­nity to share your research with pro­fes­sion­als and poten­tial employ­ers.  These highly com­pact ses­sions will give Bridge to the Doc­tor­ate stu­dents 10 min­utes to present their grad­u­ate STEM research con­clud­ing with a 5 minute Q&A.


Work­shop Ses­sion– Inter­ac­tive work­shop ses­sions last­ing 60 min­utes will pro­vide par­tic­i­pants the oppor­tu­nity to actively explore a topic, strat­egy or learn a new activ­ity. This ses­sion is meant to have a hands-on com­po­nent. To apply for a work­shop ses­sion, you will need to pro­vide an abstract (includ­ing a title and brief work­shop out­line) and plans for engag­ing your audi­ence. Pro­pos­als should con­tain all requested infor­ma­tion. Review­ers will judge the qual­ity and com­mu­nity inter­est in the pro­posed topic based on sub­mit­ted proposal.Anticipated work­shop atten­dance between 15–40 par­tic­i­pants.Please note that only four work­shops will be scheduled.


Early sub­mis­sion is encouraged.

The fol­low­ing calls are now open:

EIP Presidential Scholars Program — App Deadline: July 6th

 Pro­gram Benefits

  • Schol­ar­ship Award (amount will be based on cur­rent fund­ing lev­els – pre­vi­ous awards have ranged from $3,500 — $4,500)
  • Year-long under­grad­u­ate research sem­i­nar and pre­sen­ta­tion opportunities
  • One-on-one pre-graduate advis­ing and grad­u­ate appli­ca­tion preparation
  • Mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary research community


  • Affil­i­ated with the Early Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Pro­gram (easy to become affil­i­ated – just email us at to set up a quick appointment!)
  • Min­i­mum 3.0 GPA
  • Min­i­mum 125 cred­its com­pleted as of Spring Quar­ter 2015
  • At least one full aca­d­e­mic year remain­ing before graduating
  • Plans to con­duct under­grad­u­ate research all three quar­ters of the 2015–16 aca­d­e­mic year
  • Plans to pur­sue grad­u­ate school
  • All majors are encour­aged to apply!

Dead­line: Mon­day, July 6, 2015

More infor­ma­tion is avail­able at and all ques­tions can be directed to

URP Seeks Undergraduate Research Leaders — Apply by Sept. 1st

Apply to be an Under­grad­u­ate Research Leader!
Dead­line: Tues­day, Sept. 1, 2015
The Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram (URP) is seek­ing enthu­si­as­tic and expe­ri­enced under­grad­u­ate researchers from all dis­ci­plines to be Under­grad­u­ate Research Lead­ers (URLs) for the 2015–16 aca­d­e­mic year. Stu­dents con­duct­ing research in the arts, human­i­ties, and social sci­ences are par­tic­u­larly encour­aged to apply.
URLs serve a cen­tral role in con­nect­ing under­grad­u­ates to sup­port ser­vices of the URP. The goal of the URL pro­gram is to increase aware­ness and par­tic­i­pa­tion of under­grad­u­ates doing research in a range of dis­ci­plines. As a URL, you can moti­vate future under­grad­u­ate researchers! Antic­i­pated URL time com­mit­ment is approx­i­mately 8–10 hours/month and depen­dent on quar­terly events and stu­dent availability.

New in-house anthropology journal for UW students!

A group of anthro­pol­ogy stu­dents recently started a new in-house anthro­pol­ogy jour­nal, Het­ero­topia, the inau­gural issue of which will be forth­com­ing very soon.

Mov­ing for­ward, the jour­nal seeks con­tri­bu­tions of stu­dent work and stu­dent involve­ment as peer review­ers and mem­bers of the edi­to­r­ial board. (Both grad and under­grad­u­ate students)

The mis­sion of Het­ero­topia is to pro­vide a plat­form for anthro­pol­ogy stu­dents at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, and oth­ers who have a pas­sion for anthro­pol­ogy, to share their works, ideas, and the­o­ret­i­cal per­spec­tives as they crit­i­cally, reflex­ively, and ana­lyt­i­cally engage with the world as seen through an anthro­po­log­i­cal lens. Anthro­pol­ogy is con­sid­ered to be an umbrella dis­ci­pline not only because of the diver­sity of the four sub-fields – bio­log­i­cal anthro­pol­ogy, socio­cul­tural anthro­pol­ogy, archae­ol­ogy, and lin­guis­tic anthro­pol­ogy – of which the dis­ci­pline is com­prised but also because anthro­pol­ogy, in its com­mit­ment to the study of all that makes human, and all that has made us human, coura­geously under­takes the work of under­stand­ing life for the sake of life. In con­tested spaces, in spaces of dif­fer­ence and spaces of con­tra­dic­tion, in spaces of sol­i­dar­ity, of evo­lu­tion, and of rev­o­lu­tion, there is a place called anthro­pol­ogy. In bring­ing to the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity the voices of anthro­pol­ogy, Het­ero­topia aims to explore all of these spaces and, in doing so, to be a venue show­cas­ing not sim­ply what it means to be an anthro­pol­o­gist, but what it means to do anthropology.

For more infor­ma­tion and to find out how to get involved, visit the journal’s web­site:

Innovating for Urban Social Change — App. Deadline: June 12th

NextSeat­tle: Inno­vat­ing for Urban Social Change
(A new oppor­tu­nity for undergraduates)

Appli­ca­tions due: June 12, 2015

Are you inter­ested in work­ing on impor­tant issues that face our city, nation, and the world?  Come work with peers and expert men­tors to learn new skills and begin to develop solu­tions to urban chal­lenges such as:

  • Equity and access to pub­lic space;
  • Youth and homelessness;
  • Pub­lic trans­porta­tion as a pub­lic good;
  • How healthy are we?
  • Urban map­ping of pub­lic services/What resources where?;
  • Big data for social good;
  • Access to job train­ing and skill building;
  • What do we know about the air we breathe and the water we drink?

NextSeat­tle: Inno­vat­ing for Urban Social Change is a 2-credit work­shop offered Sept. 25–28, 2015 on the UW Seat­tle cam­pus, pro­vid­ing under­grad­u­ates from all dis­ci­plines an oppor­tu­nity to learn from regional inno­va­tors and develop an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team-based idea of their own. See web­site for more infor­ma­tion and a link to a brief stu­dent appli­ca­tion. Ques­tions? Email:

Library Research Award — Deadline: May 18th

The Library Research Award for Under­grad­u­ates: Glory and a Grand!

What: An oppor­tu­nity for recog­ni­tion and reward for under­grad­u­ate researchers.
The UW Libraries Research Award for Under­grad­u­ates rec­og­nizes under­grad­u­ate stu­dents who have authored superb research projects that demon­strate a cre­ative use of schol­arly mate­ri­als. Under­grad­u­ates from all 3 UW cam­puses are eligible.

Win­ners receive $1,000 and University-wide recog­ni­tion for their out­stand­ing accomplishment.

When: Dead­line to sub­mit is Mon­day, May 18, 2015, by 5:00pm (PDT).

Where and How: Sub­mis­sion cri­te­ria and guide­lines are avail­able online at

Ques­tions? Send them to

Volunteering for the Undergraduate Research Symposium! (May 15th, 2015)

The Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram is recruit­ing Vol­un­teers for this year’s 18th Annual Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium hap­pen­ing on Fri­day, May 15th from 11am — 6:00pm in Mary Gates Hall. Our Vol­un­teers are crit­i­cal to the suc­cess of the Sym­po­sium, and we invite you to Vol­un­teer and to for­ward this announce­ment on.

Here is the link to view vol­un­teer shifts and to sign-up:­po­sium/volunteer/. There are a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent vol­un­teer roles before, dur­ing, and after the event. Vol­un­teers can sign-up for mul­ti­ple shifts as long as the times do not conflict.

We hope to have you Vol­un­teer, and we appre­ci­ate your sup­port of the UW Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram and the Research Sym­po­sium!

International Summer School in London: Program in Medicine

Impe­r­ial Col­lege Lon­don Fac­ulty of Med­i­cine Sum­mer School 2015: Rev­o­lu­tions in Biomedicine

This year, Imperial’s Fac­ulty of Med­i­cine is launch­ing its first Inter­na­tional Sum­mer School. With an over­ar­ch­ing pro­gram theme of ‘Rev­o­lu­tions in Bio­med­i­cine’, the School will pro­vide a research-centered, aca­d­e­mic course for bio­science and med­i­cine under­grad­u­ates (or recent grad­u­ates) from around the world.

The school will:

  • Give insight into past, present and future rev­o­lu­tions in bio­med­i­cine through lec­tures, inter­ac­tive group ses­sions and seminars
  • Give expe­ri­ence of exper­i­men­tal design and the cre­ativ­ity of research by immer­sion in a lab­o­ra­tory research project

Pro­gramme ben­e­fits for the students:

  • Gain aca­d­e­mic credit and enhance their CV
  • Inten­sive and stim­u­lat­ing study at a top world top ten ranked university
  • Inter­act with world-leading med­ical researchers
  • Expe­ri­ence London’s rich cul­tural and his­tor­i­cal heritage
  • Make new friends and develop a strong net­work of contacts
  • Enjoy our lively social program

Key facts:

  • Web­site:
  • Dates: 29 June to 17 July 2015 (3 weeks)
  • Stu­dents: bio­science and med­i­cine under­grad­u­ate (and recent grad­u­ates) (no course cap for over­seas students)
  • Aca­d­e­mic credit: 7.5 ECTS, 3–4 US (the student’s own insti­tu­tion will deter­mine how much credit is awarded)
  • Fees: £3,500 for both home/EU and over­seas stu­dents (does not include accom­mo­da­tion or travel)
  • Mod­ules:
    o   ‘Immunol­ogy and Infec­tion: wel­come to the future’
    o    ‘Advanced ther­a­peu­tics in heart and lung research’
    o   ‘Ana­lyt­i­cal and ther­a­peu­tic rev­o­lu­tions in can­cer and repro­duc­tive biol­ogy’
    o   ‘Global health challenges’


  • A week-long tis­sue cul­ture and phar­ma­col­ogy mini-research project on con­trol­ling cell proliferation
  • Keynote lec­tures from pres­ti­gious speakers
  • A career per­spec­tive and insight session
  • An excit­ing social pro­gram to help you dis­cover Lon­don, learn about Eng­lish cul­ture and start life-long connections
  • The chance to secure a schol­ar­ship awarded to the stu­dent (home/EU or over­seas) who can best demon­strate out­stand­ing aca­d­e­mic poten­tial. The schol­ar­ship will cover tuition fees, accom­mo­da­tion, travel and rea­son­able liv­ing expenses

You can find the link for a print­able ver­sion of the course flyer here.

Please see our web­site for more infor­ma­tion and con­tact the Sum­mer School Admin­is­tra­tor Dr Jim Osborne ( if you have fur­ther enquiries.