Announcing Two MCB Specific Summer Research Opportunities for Summer 2015
We take great pleasure in announcing two Summer Undergraduate Research Awards in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
I. MCB Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
Funds are available to undergraduate MCB and Biochemistry majors for the summer to provide the basis for a Senior Research Thesis in MCB or Biochemistry. The School of MCB will contribute $2,000 toward a summer research stipend and $500 toward supplies to support an undergraduate in an approved laboratory during summer. $2,000 is the minimum stipend (to be paid hourly), but participating laboratories are encouraged to contribute additional funds in an effort to be competitive. Funds will be deposited into the faculty members ICR account and student recipients will be hired as hourly employees for the summer. Students will need to turn in bi-weekly time cards reporting their hours spent in the lab.
II. Jenner Family Summer Research Internship
The School of Molecular and Cellular Biology has received a generous donation from Dr. Kris Jenner and his family of Annapolis, Maryland to fund 5 premier awards providing $5,000 toward a summer research stipend (to be paid hourly as above) for undergraduate MCB and Biochemistry majors to provide the basis for a Senior Research Thesis in MCB or Biochemistry.
Requirements for both awards are listed below. Note: there isone common application for both awards. Students need not apply twice. Applications will be reviewed by committee and students/labs will be notified which award, if any, has been awarded.
MCB SROP Requirements:
Jenner Family Summer Research Internship Requirements:
Our top 5 applicants, as determined by committee, will be awarded the Jenner Internship. MCB will fund as many SORP awards as possible for the remaining applicants. Students selected for either award will be notified on or shortly after March 15, 2015 and will be hired on an hourly basis in the approved laboratory during the summer. Students are expected to work up to 40 hours (minimum of 20 hours) per week over an 8 to 10 week period.
We are pleased that alumnus Dr. Kris Jenner and his family value the importance of research at the undergraduate level in MCB. Dr. Jenner credits his own research experience as an undergraduate at Illinois as an important factor in his career successes in medicine and business.