Summer Research Training Fellowship
The UK College of Medicine Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics is offering a summer research training fellowship to outstanding high school students with a strong interest in science. Up to eleven students will be selected to work approximately 25 hours a week in a research laboratory for period of eight weeks during the summer and will receive a stipend of $2500 in four lump sum payments. The student may or may not be required to file a tax return for 2023; please consult with your tax advisor regarding Fellowship payments. There is some flexibility in scheduling the 8-week period, but it will start no earlier than June 5, 2023 and end no later than Aug. 11, 2023.
The fellowship recipient(s) will work under the direct supervision of either a graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, or other research scientist. The student will be expected to read assigned materials to acquire background knowledge in the scientific focus of the lab and will be trained in experimental techniques. Typically, the student is able to perform at least some independent experiments by the end of the fellowship period. The student will also be expected to give a short oral presentation about their research to members of the department at the end of the summer.
Selected student(s) will be given a short list of labs that are open for training this summer and will be allowed to rank their choices, but final placement will be at the discretion of the selection committee. For more detailed information about faculty members and current research projects in the department, please visit our website: website.
Both criteria below must apply to applicant:
- Applicants must be at least 16 years of age by June 1, 2023 and have taken advanced classes in both Biology and Chemistry.
- Applicants must have an active bank account in their name for electronic deposits.
Please submit the following materials by Sunday, April 2nd, 11:59 P.M.
- A completed APPLICATION FORM 2023.docx
- A copy of your high school transcript (an unofficial report is fine)
- Two letters of recommendation: One should be from a science teacher who will address your aptitude for laboratory science; the other can be from another teacher or some other personal reference and should address your maturity, responsibility and reliability. You should ask your references to email their signed letters directly to Ariel McGuigan (Ariel.McGuigan@uky.edu)
A committee of faculty members will review the application materials and select students to invite for personal interviews. Final award selection will be based on these interviews, which will take place via Zoom after school on either Wednesday, April 26th or Thursday, April 27th. Every applicant will know their status by Friday, April 28th.
Application forms, transcripts, and letters of recommendation should be emailed to Ariel McGuigan (Ariel.McGuigan@uky.edu). For any questions, please call (859) 323-8967 or email Ms. McGuigan.
All application materials should be received by Sunday, April 2, 2023 11:59 P.M.