Western INBRE Visiting Fellow
The application period for the 2013 INBRE Summer Fellows Program is now CLOSED.
Applications, transcripts, and letters of reference will be due by January 31, 2013
The Western IDeA Regional Network was formed to support regional collaborations focused on common scientific themes. Opportunities exist for undergraduate students from the region to participate in transformative research experiences in the Western IDeA states. Individual INBRE Programs within the Western Region host expertise-specific student programs, such as lab fellowships, workshops, and summer camps.
Information for students from Idaho looking for opportunities in the Western Region.
Information for students from Western Region looking for opportunities in Idaho.
1) Students from Western IDeA states (Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, and Wyoming) interested in visiting and working in Idaho may apply for a 2013 Summer Western INBRE Visiting Fellowship at the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID.
The Idaho INBRE Program is offering a 10-week fellowship for students interested in biomedical research. The Program pays $5,000 to each awarded student to work full-time in an established faculty laboratory at the University of Idaho for the summer. In addition to doing guided research, students will attend weekly training and seminar presentations and attend the Annual INBRE Research Conference to present their work in a professional setting.
The Summer Western INBRE Visiting Fellows program will start on Wednesday, May 29th, and end at the INBRE Annual Research Conference in Moscow, August 5-7, 2013. You will also be required to attend 1 day of pre-Fellowship training sessions (May 28, 2013).
2013 Western INBRE Visiting Fellow application form
2013 University of Idaho Fellow Mentors
Submit your application here (scroll to the bottom after following the link)
How To Apply
1. Review the 2013 University of Idaho Faculty Mentors list and choose the mentors you would be interested in working with.
2. Complete and submit the application form. Remember to attach a copy of your current transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable if they are in an easily readable format.
3. Request two confidential letters of reference. New this year, please ask your Professors or other 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. Reference forms are due by the application deadline, January 31, 2012.
For questions, contact the INBRE office at email@example.com or 208-885-5373
The Western INBRE Visiting Fellow Program at the University of Idaho is competitive. 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 January 31, 2013. We cannot consider incomplete packets.
Fellowship awards will be announced in March 2013.
How are students selected to be Western INBRE Visiting Fellows?
The INBRE Fellows are the best and brightest undergraduate students in the Western IDeA Region. The selection process is competitive and rigorous. Students submit an application form that includes a few short essays, their GPA, letters of recommendation and their college transcript(s).
Requirements for being a Fellow: 1)Students must currently be enrolled at an institution in a Western IDeA state (Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico,Wyoming). 2) Students must be graduating on or after December 2013. Students graduating in May or August 2013 will not be eligible for Fellowships in 2013.
Criteria for Fellows selection:
The following criteria are used by Idaho INBRE when choosing Western INBRE Visiting 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 for those who graduated high school in the Western INBRE region)
8. Obstacles you have overcome to obtain your education