The application period for the 2014 INBRE Summer Fellows Program is now CLOSED

Applications, transcripts, and letters of reference were due by February 7, 2014.

This page is for undergraduate students attending an Idaho institution of higher education.

Students attending institutions of higher education in a Western IDeA Regional Network state (Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Wyoming) are welcome to apply for fellowships in a University of Idaho laboratory in Moscow, Idaho as part of the Western INBRE Visiting Fellow Program.

Are you an undergraduate science major attending an Idaho institution of higher education who wants to do hands-on research? Will you be graduating in December 2014 or later?

The Idaho INBRE Program is offering a 10-week fellowship for students interested in biomedical research. The Program pays $6,000 to each awarded student to work full-time in an established faculty laboratory for the summer. In addition to doing guided research, students will attend weekly training and seminar presentations and attend the Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research to present their work in a professional setting.

The INBRE Summer Fellows program will start on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. At some institutions you may be required to attend 1-2 days of pre-Fellowship training sessions (May 27, 2014).

Note - The INBRE Summer Fellows Program does NOT include housing.

Summer 2014 INBRE Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Applications for the 2014 Fellows program are now available: Application Page

How to apply:

1. Review the 2014 Faculty Mentors list (see quick links to the left) and choose the mentor(s) you would be interested in working with.
2. Contact the Mentor. If he/she agrees to support your application, work together to complete a Summer Research Plan.
2. Complete and submit the application packet. The packet should include the application form, the Summer Research plan, and your most recent transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
3. Request two confidential letters of reference (updated 12/16/2013). One letter may be from your Mentor. Please ask letter writers to complete the reference form online at inbre.uidaho.edu/references
. Once your letter writer creates an account he/she will be able to save the reference form as they work on it. We recommend that the letters be written by current or former science instructors who can write about your character and your interest and capabilities in science and recommend you for a Fellowship award. Submissions are due by the application deadline, February 7, 2014.  

The Idaho INBRE Undergraduate Fellowship program is competitive and is offered to undergraduate students attending school at an Idaho institution of higher education. The number of applications we receive will exceed the available Fellowships.  In order to be considered for a Fellowship we must receive your completed application including transcripts and letters of reference by the due date of February 7, 2014.  We cannot consider incomplete packets.

Fellowship awards will be announced in March 2014.

How are students selected to be INBRE Undergraduate Fellows?

The INBRE Fellows are the best and brightest undergraduate students in Idaho. The selection process is competitive and rigorous. Students submit an application packet that includes a few short essays, their GPA, a Summer Research plan, letters of recommendation and their college transcript(s).

Requirements for being a Fellow:  1) Students must currently be enrolled at an Idaho institution or at an institution in a Western IDeA state (Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico,Wyoming). 2) Students must be graduating on or after December 2014. Students graduating in May or August 2014 will not be eligible for Fellowships in 2014.

Criteria for Fellows selection:

The following criteria are used by Idaho INBRE when choosing Undergraduate Summer Fellows. These criteria are considered as a ‘whole’, and not necessarily in the order listed.

1. Interest in biomedical science and research
2. Academic record, including science classes taken and GPA
3. Reference letters
4. Date of expected graduation
5. Current institution - with consideration given for the research opportunities available to you at that institution
6. Family educational background
7. State in which you graduated high school (preference given to those graduating from an Idaho high school or high school in a Western INBRE state)
8. Obstacles you have overcome to obtain your education

*The 2014 Summer Fellows program is contingent upon timely distribution of federal grant funds*

For questions, contact the INBRE office at inbre@uidaho.edu or 208-885-5373