May 9 - July 29, 2017
Chapel Hill, NC
This 11-week scholarship program hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, introduces underrepresented* students to the field of biophysics. The program includes lectures, seminars, lab work, team-building activities and field trips. The Summer Research Program is designed to reflect a graduate-level research program. Students who are US citizens or permanent residents and who have a strong quantitative background in basic or applied sciences are encouraged to apply.
All tuition and fees during the program are covered.
Participants also receive travel assistance, and a stipend totaling $4,480
for meals and living expenses throughout the summer.
Why apply? Check out the the Summer Program Director's post on the BPS Blog and read what a Summer Program alumnus has to say about how the program prepared her for success. You can also read about the experiences of previous program participants here, here, and here!
Are you a pre-med student or studying biomedical engineering? Learn how biophysics research is impacting the world of medicine here.
Required application materials:
Download the 2017 Summer Research Program Flyer.
For information about Summer Course faculty, visit the UNC-Chapel Hill Biochemistry & Biophysics faculty research page. For questions about the application process, contact the Society office at 240-290-5600.
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*Financially disadvantaged individuals, students with disabilities, and individuals who have been found to be underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral research are eligible to apply. Nationally, these individuals include, but are not limited to: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans/Alaska Natives who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment, Hawaiian Natives and natives of the US Pacific Islands. Individuals with disabilities are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
The Biophysical Society Summer Course in Biophysics: Case Studies in the Physics of Life is funded by The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. [2 T36GM075791]