SURE 2013: apply by Feb. 3, 2014, see SURE website.

Emory STEM Symposium: apply by Jan. 7, 2014 see Emory STEM website.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Neuroscience in Atlanta

Atlanta's Neuroscience Education & Training (NET/work) Program provides a two-year research assistantship for sophomore/second-year undergraduates from under-represented demographic groups at Agnes Scott, Emory, Georgia State, and Spelman.  The program begins with a summer in BRAIN (10-week, full-time, mentored research at Emory or Georgia State) and continues through the junior academic year with a part-time assistantship, followed by a second summer away doing research at a partner institution (15 partners nationwide), and culminating with the senior year back in the home lab (Emory or Georgia State).

NET/work is funded by an R25 in the BP-ENDURE Program at NIH.  Students can check eligibility, preview the online application, and request application login through the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience website:

The application deadline has recently been extended to MARCH 8, 2013.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Which NIH training program fits your needs?

The NIH Training page has a nifty tool to help you identify which of their programs are a good fit based on your background and eligibility, see

or visit NIH's Training Programs Page.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Long-term ecological research in New Mexico

The Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) is seeking applicants for our 2013 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. Application deadline is March 11, 2013.

This interdisciplinary REU Site Program at the Sevilleta LTER in central New Mexico will train up to 10 undergraduate students who will conduct independent research under the guidance of a University of NM faculty mentor from Biology and/or Earth and Planetary Sciences. The summer program includes a seminar series, journal club, an annual symposium, professional development workshops, ethics training, and field trips. Students will conduct independent research on the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge and present results at a research symposium at the end of the summer. The program includes faculty mentors in ecology, evolution, behavior, geology, and meteorology. Working at the LTER site invites close interactions among students, faculty, and graduate students.

Students will have numerous opportunities to share ideas and explore issues within and across disciplines. A goal is to increase the number of students, particularly under-represented minorities, pursuing careers in bio-geosciences. Students will be exposed to a large, multidisciplinary research program, encouraged to continue into professional careers, and prepared for the rigors of graduate school, professional research, and responsible citizenship. The REU program exemplifies the integration of research and education.

Lodging and laboratory space for REU students will be provided by the UNM Sevilleta Field Station at NO COST. In addition, candidates chosen will receive a stipend of $5000 during the 11-week summer program (May 27 - August 9).  We will also refund travel costs to and from the UNM Sevilleta Field Station up to $500.

Applications will be accepted from students at any stage of their undergraduate program (freshman to senior) and any discipline, so long as the applicant is interested in the biosciences. Students are not eligible if they have completed an undergraduate degree by summer 2013. We welcome applications from students at four year colleges, students that are the first member of their family to attend college, non-traditional students, and students from traditionally underrepresented groups.  Students must be U.S. Citizens.

Application information can be found at or you can contact the REU Coordinator, Amaris Swann, at


Friday, February 8, 2013

Endometriosis Research -- Atlanta-area students

The Atlanta Center for Translational Research in Endometriosis (ACTRE) welcomes applications for its two-year appointments for undergraduate researchers. Eligibility is limited to underrepresented groups, and is open to students attending Atlanta-area institutions due to proximity issues (the program requires 10 hours/week of research during the academic year). Campus housing is available during the summer program portion.

Additional details:

  • 2-year mentored research experience
  • Commitment of 40 hours/wk for 10 weeks each summer & 10 hours/wk during the academic year to a research project
  • Receive training in translational research principles and reproductive science topics, laboratory techniques
  • Participate in program seminars, laboratory meetings, journal clubs, safety training, workshops, and discussion groups
  • Create a professional development plan
  • Shadow specialists in Gynecologic Surgery and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility who care for women with endometriosis
  • Present findings at regional and/or national venues
For more information, visit