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Undergraduate Research

DBBS is pleased to offer summer research opportunities for undergraduates to experience the outstanding cutting edge research at Washington University and the wonderful city of St. Louis and its surrounding areas.

The programs offered, Amgen Scholars Program, BioMedRAP and WUSTL ENDURE, are designed to prepare undergraduates for the admission to and rigor of top quality Ph.D. and M.D. /Ph.D. programs.

The three programs convene late May through the first week in August and provide a generous stipend, free housing and free travel to and from St. Louis. Students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.​

Amgen Scholars Program

The Amgen Scholars Program is designed to recruit exceptional students interested in careers in biological and biomedical sciences with an intensive 10-week laboratory experience at one of the top research institutions in the nation. Scholars will engage in an independent research project under the mentorship of faculty at Washington University in St. Louis.

Successful applicants are not required to have had prior research experience but are required to be currently enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate program.

Applications from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the sciences (African Americans, Latin Americans, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders) are strongly encouraged to apply. We also encourage students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and those who attend small liberal arts colleges to apply.

The stipend is $4,000 and is quite ample to sustain you while in St. Louis. We will provide housing, travel and many meals throughout the summer. Program activities include seminars, individualized career counseling, workshops on applying to Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs, social activities and much more. The program will conclude with a symposium featuring a research poster presentation by each participant.

Learn more about the Amgen Scholars Program and apply here

BioMedRAP

The BioMedRAP is designed to recruit exceptional students interested in careers in biological and biomedical sciences with an intensive 10-week laboratory experience at one of the top research institutions in the nation. Participants will engage in an independent research project under the mentorship of faculty at Washington University in St. Louis.

Students who have had prior research experience and are currently enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate program are encouraged to apply to BioMedRAP.

The stipend is $4,000 and is quite ample to sustain you while in St. Louis. We provide housing, travel and many meals throughout the summer, as well as a free St. Louis public transportation pass. Program activities include seminars, individualized career counseling, workshops on applying to Ph.D. and M.D. /Ph.D. programs, social activities and much more. The program will conclude with a symposium featuring research presentations by participants.

Learn more about BioMedRAP and apply here.

WUSTL ENDURE

The Washington University in St. Louis Neuroscience Pipeline program prepares undergraduates from diverse backgrounds for neuroscience PhD programs. We combine outstanding research training, a rigorous neuroscience curriculum and an empowering support system that allows participants to thrive on their path to graduate school and beyond.

With support from the NIH Blueprint ENDURE Program and Washington University, accepted students are funded for up to two summers and trips to the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting.

Overall, the Pipeline program embeds students in a network of neuroscientists and enhances the success and persistence of trainees towards our goal of increasing diversity in neuroscience.

The stipend is $5,000 per summer for up to two summers of support. We provide housing and travel, as well as a free St. Louis public transportation pass. Program activities include seminars, science writing courses, social activities and much more. The program will conclude with a symposium featuring research presentations by participants.

Learn more about the WUSTL ENDURE program and apply here.

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