The Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics is offering an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program this summer. In addition, the Genes & Addiction NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats is offering an REHU (Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate Students) program this summer. Both Centers seek qualified students for 2015 fellowships. Stipends are $4,000 (undergrad) and $2,000 (high school) 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 associated with the Centers. Summer projects are located at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Harvard, University of Michigan, University of Tennessee, University of Buffalo, and Medical College of Wisconsin.
If selected, REU and REHU students will be matched with research mentors. 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 a symposium.
The deadline to apply to the REU and REHU programs is February 9, 2015. A link to information and applications is at www.igsb.org. Please send via mail or email all application materials (i.e., forms, confidential reference letters, official transcripts) 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
baprison AT bsd DOT uchicago DOT edu