Our program gives undergraduates an opportunity to spend 10 weeks during the summer doing research as an intern in the lab of a mentor at Janelia Farm. The scholars are encouraged to attend weekly seminars and other events at Janelia. At the end of the session, each scholar will present his or her work at a symposium.
We want to identify some of the very best future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are interested in our areas of research when they are exploring their career options. We expect this experience to enrich the students' intellectual development and to benefit research at Janelia.
Any matriculated undergraduate may apply.
Dates: June 7 - August 12, 2011
Students are required to spend a full 10 weeks at Janelia, but we can be flexible on the specific start and end dates to accommodate different universities' academic calendars. We provide accommodations in our housing village as well as meals in our on-campus dining facilities. There is also an allowance of $4,500 for the 10-week period. The program also supports the most economical travel to and from Janelia.
Students must apply via our Web-based application system. Candidates must supply academic data, resumes, and name two individuals to supply letters of reference. We also ask candidates to write two short essays, one on their research interests and the second on their career goals.
The application deadline for summer 2011 will be January 14, 2011, 2 p.m. EST.
We will not consider gender, race, ethnic origin, nationality, or religion in our admission decisions. The associate director for science and training at Janelia, in consultation with Janelia lab heads, will select students for the program. We will inform candidates if they have been accepted on or soon after March 1, 2011.