Summer Research Program in Biophysics

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This 11-week scholarship program hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, introduces undergraduate minority students, disadvantaged students and students with disabilities to the field of biophysics.* The program includes lectures, seminars, lab work, team-building activities and field trips. The Summer Research Program is designed to reflect a graduate-level research program. Students who are US citizens or permanent residents and who have a strong quantitative background in basic or applied sciences are encouraged to apply.

All tuition and fees during the Course are covered, and participants receive a stipend for living expenses throughout the summer.

Course includes:

  • Lectures & seminars from faculty across the country
  • Mentored lab research experience
  • Team-building activities & field trips
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • GRE Preperation

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Studying quantitative science: chemistry, physics, biochemistry, computer science
  • 2 semesters of biology (preferred)
  • 2 semesters of calculus-level physics
  • 3.0 cumulative or higher GPA in science courses

*Financially disadvantaged individuals, students with disabilities, and individuals who have been found to be underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral research are eligible to apply. Nationally, these individuals include, but are not limited to: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans/Alaska Natives who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment, Hawaiian Natives and natives of the US Pacific Islands. Individuals with disabilities are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

The Biophysical Society Summer Course in Biophysics: Case Studies in the Physics of Life is funded by The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. [2 T36GM075791]