The Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics is offering an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program this summer. The Center seeks qualified undergraduates for 2014 REU fellowships. Stipends are $4,000 for ten-week projects. They will be awarded on a competitive basis based on academic excellence, motivation, scientific potential, compatibility of personal interests, and long-term career goals aligned with research programs of the Conte Center. Applicants with computational science backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. All participants must be U.S. citizens (or permanent residents) and be enrolled in (but not yet graduated from) an accredited undergraduate college degree program with a concentration in a biological sciences field. Please post and/or share the attached announcement and application.
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If selected for the REU program, students will be matched with a research mentor. During the program participants will be invited to lab meetings and seminars. In addition, they will have access to libraries, athletic facilities, and University-sponsored events. At the conclusion of the summer projects, students will produce a summary report and present their findings at an REU Symposium in the Gordon Center for Integrative Science at the University of Chicago.
The deadline for receipt of REU application materials (see attached pdf file) is February 10, 2014.
Send via mail or email all application materials to:
Barry Aprison, Ph.D.
Education and Outreach Director, IGSB
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, Rm. 10-114
The University of Chicago
900 E. 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637