The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is a non-credit, ten-week, structured research experience. The program consists of "hands-on" laboratory research with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor.
The Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and UMMS Provost’s Office.
The program is designed to provide participants in-depth exposure to actual biomedical research. Participants will develop career-building connections with faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and peers. The program encourages participants to consider biomedical research as a viable career choice.
Why should I apply?
• Intense research experience in state of the art laboratories
• Summer Research Fellows receive a stipend of $4000. Stipends are paid to participants in three payments over the ten-week program
• Travel and housing are paid for and arranged by the program
• Participants engage in networking sessions with UMMS leaders, faculty and trainees
• Participants prepare and present a professional research poster