Boston Biomedical Research Institute (BBRI)
Boston Biomedical Research Institute (BBRI) offers opportunities for early research experiences for undergraduates who are considering careers in scientific research.
Summer UROC Program
The Summer UROC Program runs for 10 weeks starting approximately June 1 of each year. In addition to their independent laboratory research, participating students are required to attend 2-3 hours of didactic research training and career development forums each week. Students are also required to prepare a mentored manuscript detailing their research and to give either an oral or poster presentation of their research at the conclusion of the program.
For the Summer UROC Program, the UROC Committee works with faculty mentors to arrange the most suitable host lab assignment of admitted applicants. Applications for the Summer UROC Program are considered starting February 1 of each year. The deadline for receipt of summer UROC applications is March 31. Students will be notified of their acceptance by April 30. After notification of acceptance, confirmation of attendance is required within 10 business days. After this deadline, unconfirmed positions will be made available to applicants who were placed on a waiting list.
Eligibility for the Summer UROC Program requires that applicants be enrolled fulltime in a 2-year or 4-year college or university. A college transcript is required for verification of enrollment. The Academic Year UROC Program considers applicants with more advanced education and research training. Although students with a demonstrated interest in scientific research and prior laboratory research experience are given priority, students seeking a first laboratory research experience are encouraged to apply and are given ample consideration as well.
The level of stipend and travel support varies from summer to summer. For summer 2010, stipend support was available for all admitted students. The stipend is based on a $10.00 hourly wage. Limited travel funds may be available for special circumstances.
Housing is not provided. The following resource is recommended for identifying affordable housing located near BBRI. Sublets and temporary housing in Boston area: http://boston.craigslist.org/sub/