Amgen Scholars learn how to collaborate effectively in research settings while investigating areas of research interest within a specific discipline and gaining practical skills and knowledge for both graduate study and post-graduation careers. Participants become fully integrated in MIT’s summer research community, interacting with faculty mentors and fellow undergraduates while participating in research seminars and other networking events. Most importantly, Amgen Scholars become involved in exciting research and contribute to the advancement of science in an area of interest.
The Program also offers a competitive compensation package. Amgen Scholars working 40 hours per week for the nine week period will earn $4,212, based on an hourly wage of $11.70. Housing in a designated MIT residence hall and a food allowance will also be provided.
Space in the the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is limited; up to 26 undergraduates will be admitted for Summer 2009. Applicants must meet the the following criteria:
o Enrollment in four-year colleges and universities (including MIT) in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and other U.S. Territories
o U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency
o Sophomore status (with 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college experience), Juniors, and non-graduating seniors who plan to continue undergraduate studies in Fall 2009
o Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above (based on a 4.0 scale)
o Interest in pursuing graduate school, including a PhD or MD-PhD
Program Dates: June 8 through Friday, August 7, 2009
Program Deadline: February 2, 2009
Visit the Amgen UROP Scholars website for additional information: http://web.mit.edu/urop/amgenscholars/index.html