Behavioral Health Preliminary Academic Reinforcement Program (DL: 4/30/2014)

The mission of Be_PARP is to engage, recruit, and train economically and academically disadvantaged students in behavioral health by designing and implementing a “pipeline” summer program to recruit highly qualified undergraduate students into behavioral science careers.

Be_Parp is a two phased six-week mentored research and training program. Phase-1 will consist of core lectures designed to prepare the student for behavioral science research. Phase-2 will consist of four weeks of mentored research during which participants will engage in multidisciplinary research projects that address behavioral health disparities.

-The application is due on April 30, 2014
-A Personal Statement
-2 letters of recommendation
-All official college transcripts
-Proof of United States Citizenship
-Students will be required to commit 6 weeks to the program

-$2500 stipend
-Lectures to provide a unique practical educational experience
-Tutoring by Graduate Students in the Behavioral Sciences
-Mentored multi-discipline research projects relevant to behavioral health
-Room and board at Howard University

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Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC (DL: 1/16/2015)

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment.  Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.  The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,400 for full-time graduate student fellows.


Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences that have completed three years of major coursework may apply. Chemistry and biology majors are preferred, although highly qualified candidates from other science majors may be considered. Must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

Application Process

The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.  The application is available at:

To be considered, please send all application materials, including the application, a current resume, official transcript, and two letters of recommendation, to by January 16, 2015. Please reference CDC-NCEH-2015-0002 in all communications.

For further information contact

Daniel Parker at (770) 488-7854 or


Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Microbiology (DL: 2/15/2015)

The Department of Microbiology at The University of Iowa is pleased to announce a summer research opportunity for talented undergraduates interested in a career in the biological sciences.  Please pass this information on to your students.

Here is what we offer:

  • An intensive, mentored research experience doing cutting-edge science.
  • A co-curriculum that includes research seminars, field trips and several interactive workshops—poster preparation, research ethics, graduate school, and career opportunities.
  • A $5,250 stipend.
  • Housing, food allowance, and travel paid by the program (not the stipend).
  • Social activities include a BBQ, excursions, and an end-of-summer banquet.
  • The program culminates with a campus-wide poster session with over 150 participants.

To be eligible for the program, students must be:

  • Enrolled at a college or university and majoring in a biological science.
  • In their sophomore or junior year at the time of application.
  • Interested in graduate school and a career in biological research.
  • A US citizen or permanent resident (hold a green card).
  • Prior research experience is NOT a requirement.
  • Students from underrepresented groups or colleges that do not have extensive research programs are especially encouraged to apply.

The 2015 program will begin May 26 and end on July 31 (10-week program).

For more information and our on-line application, please visit our website: