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Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the Biophysical Society Summer Research Program is an 11 week course for undergraduate minority students, disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities, that offers the opportunity to learn from top scientists from all over the country. Students attend lectures by local and visiting professors and engage in hands on lab work at the University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill campus. Students will have an opportunity to strengthen their presentation skills, prepare for the GRE’s, develop a personal statement, and receive invaluable career advice while gaining graduate-level research experience. Several previous participants have even published alongside leading researchers as a result of their Summer Program experience. While the focus is on rigorous academics and learning, the social experience that results from bringing students together is also an integral part of the program. The 2016 Summer Program will take place from May 10-July 21. For more information and to apply visit biophysics.org. Priority Application Deadline*: February 16, 2016. Course expenses, travel costs, meals, and housing are covered for program participants. A stipend for living expenses is also provided.