The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) provides undergraduates interested in basic or clinical research an opportunity to work with an established faculty researcher at various institutes, including the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic.
Since 1981, LFM has provided college students with the unique opportunity to partner with accomplished researchers at local institutions working on lupus-related autoimmune research. Fellows execute experiments, perform literature searches and conduct corresponding research in tandem with the principal investigator.
The goal of the project is to inspire a new generation of researchers committed to discovering better treatments and a cure. To date, support from individual donors has provided 118 fellows with the opportunity to work on vital research efforts aimed at improved detection, treatment and a cure.
Fellowships typically begin in June and conclude in mid-August when the fellows complete a final report, which addresses the initial project proposal and research question, and they provide a brief public presentation of their research to program colleagues, LFM board members and staff , supporters, friends, and the public.
Candidates are now invited to apply for the 2016 Student Summer Fellowship Program (click http://www.lupusmn.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/LFMSummerFellowshipApplication-2016.doc to download the application).
Completed applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Monday, February 1.
Candidates will be notified of placement by mid-March. For more information, email Director of Education Sandy Parnell or call her at 952-746-5151/800-645-1131.
Do you know an undergraduate student looking for an innovative summer research experience?
The Washington University Summer Engineering Fellowship program is designed to encourage exceptional students from diverse backgrounds to conduct engineering research. Fellows will enjoy a rewarding summer research experience and engage in an independent research project under the guidance of a Wash U faculty member.
This year’s 10-week program will convene May 26. Projects will be in the general areas of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science and materials science.
Transportation and housing costs are included, and fellows will also receive a $4,000 stipend.
The deadline for applications is March 1. To learn more about the program or to share this information with a potential candidate, download the brochure
or visit the program website at
The U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office is now accepting applications for a one-year CBFO appointment (with possibility of extension) in the field of environmental microbiology. This appointment will be located at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center (university institute).
Typical laboratory activities will include a wide variety of microbial characterization and analytical techniques (e.g., PCR, ion chromatography, cell counting techniques, microscopy, anaerobic methods, cell plating, and sample preparations for gene sequencing). Strong mentorship will be provided with the goal of developing research skills that contribute to publishable scientific results and prepare the CBFO Fellow for advanced studies.
The ideal candidate will have a BS or higher in microbiology, biology, or related degrees received within the last five years from an accredited U.S. institution and a strong desire to develop/apply their research skills. Strong analytical, research and communication skills are required.
Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen (no exceptions) and be available for a full-time commitment starting in June/July 2014. Stipends are dependent on academic level, skills and experience. Additional allowances for round-trip travel to site may be provided.
Eligible candidates must apply by midnight EDT on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit their website at: http://orise.orau.gov/cbfo/applicants/applicants.html
Calling all post-docs! With a very generous $8 M gift from the Washington Research Foundation (WRF), the Institute for Protein Design (IPD) has launched the WRF-IPD Innovation Fellows Program supporting research partnerships between the IPD and other Seattle-area research institutes or UW departments. They are recruiting exceptionally talented researchers who have just finished their PhD to join expert laboratories at local institutions where they will apply protein design methods to current health, energy, and materials related research problems.
Over the next 5-6 years, there will be a steady state of twelve WRF-IPD Fellows who are supported for 3 years with funding for salary, computation, gene synthesis, protein production and other research costs. Candidate fellows must identify a Seattle-based research laboratory in their area of interest, and are expected to spend most of their time in these laboratories while at the same time becoming expert at protein design methodology at the IPD. WRF-IPD Fellows will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement and future promise. Prospective fellows may choose from a list of projects proposed by Seattle area faculty, or propose a new project; in the latter case, the fellow must identify one or more suitable host laboratories.
To apply and find out more about this opportunity, visit http://www.ipd.uw.edu/wrf-ipd-innovation-fellows-program/
The Bullitt Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2014 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship. Each year, one outstanding graduate student from a university located in the Pacific Northwest or British Columbia is selected for this prestigious award of $100,000, distributed over two years. The Fellowship was established in 2007 to honor Priscilla Bullitt Collins, the late chair of the Bullitt Foundation who donated her time, energy and money working for the public good.
Candidates must have a sterling academic record, a demonstrated capacity for leadership, the promise of emerging as an environmental leader, and be nominated by a faculty member. Students of color, who come from a disadvantaged background or who have overcome significant hardship are highly encouraged to apply for this award.
Please spread this announcement widely among your colleagues and encourage any graduate candidate student with the desired qualities to submit an application by April 1, 2014. More information, FAQ’s, and application instructions are located on our website.