Summer Fellows

The application for the 2018 Undergraduate Fellows Program is now available via the application page (link below).

Application page:

Please submit completed applications by January 31, 2018.

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

Students attending institutions in a Western IDeA Regional Network state – Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada or Wyoming – are welcome to apply for fellowships 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 (with a Bachelor’s degree) in December 2018 or later?

The Idaho INBRE Program is offering 10-week fellowships for students interested in biomedical research. The program pays each awarded student to work full-time in an established faculty laboratory for the summer. In addition to doing guided research, students will attend professional development and scientific seminar presentations and will prepare a poster highlighting their work to be presented at the Idaho INBRE Summer Research Conference in Moscow.

Pay: $6000 for the summer ($15/hour for 400 hours)

Program Starting Date: Monday, May 21, 2018
Program Ending Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Steps to complete your application:
  1. Identify a Mentor – a list of potential mentors can be found in the left column at
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Obtain a copy of your most recent college transcript – unofficial copies are OK
  4. Request 2 references. Direct your reference writer to complete your reference online at
  5. Submit your application in the ‘slots’ on the Fellows application page.

The Idaho INBRE Undergraduate Fellowship program 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, 2018.  We cannot consider incomplete packets.

Fellowship awards will be announced in March 2018.

Unique opportunity: Research at the Idaho Veterans Research and Education Foundation (IVREF) at the Boise VA

The IVREF, an Idaho INBRE network institution, is offering 3 opportunities for undergraduate research in Summer 2017. To find out more, contact Dr. Amy Bryant

  1. Idaho INBRE Summer Fellows
  2. COBRE Summer Fellows: These competitive fellowships are awarded annually to up to four students who are interested in exploring careers in biomedical research or related healthcare fields.
  3. IVREF Partnership to Advance Veterans’ Education in Research (PAVER) Fellowship: This competitive Fellowship is awarded annually to a veteran who is exploring a career in biomedical research or related healthcare fields.

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, letters of recommendation and their college transcript(s).

Requirements for being a Fellow:

  1. Students must currently be enrolled at an Idaho institution.
  2. Students must be graduating with a Bachelor’s degree on or after December 2018. Students graduating in May or August 2018 will not be eligible for Fellowships in 2018.

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. References
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 2018 Summer Fellows program is contingent upon timely distribution of federal grant funds*

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