Carolina Summer Fellowship Program

Description of Program

The Department of Pharmacology annually sponsors a competitive summer undergraduate research fellowship program for rising seniors in undergraduate science programs. (Other students will be considered, although with lower priority). This program is designed to give students planning a career in the biomedical sciences an opportunity to conduct research under the direction of a research pharmacologist.

Training in the Carolina Summer Fellowship Program includes hands-on research conducted by the student in the laboratory of a supervising faculty member, a weekly seminar program to acquaint the student with projects and research activities of the entire faculty, and culminates in a colloquium where all students present brief reports on their summer research projects. In addition, the program offers a variety of enrichment and recreational activities, including a visit to local pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Chapel Hill, home of the first state university and one of the most attractive college towns in America, is located in the beautiful Piedmont region of North Carolina-close to the Research Triangle Park, one of America's most dynamic environments for advanced technology.

We anticipate that 6-8 Carolina Summer Fellows will join us in Chapel Hill for 10 weeks with a starting date preferably on Monday, May 18, 2015, and ending on Friday, July 24, 2015.  Each Fellow will receive a stipend of $3,360 for the duration of the project.  The Pharmacology Department will pay housing costs for participants staying in Granville Towers (a private dormitory near campus).  There are no funds available for reimbursement of travel expenses incurred by participants.

Interested students should submit a completed application form (download as a Microsoft Word document or as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file), an undergraduate transcript, SAT scores, a statement of career goals and interests, and a supporting letter from a faculty science advisor to the address below by Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Only successful applicants will be notified beginning Monday, April 13, 2015, and will have one week to notify the Program of their intent to join the Carolina Summer Fellows.

If you wish to be notified when your application has been received, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. If you have any further questions concerning our program, please email Kathy Justice or telephone (919) 966-1153, or write directly to:

Carolina Summer Fellowship Program, CB#7365, 4009 Genetic Medicine Building, Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7365

The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Graduate Program in Pharmacology at UNC-CH strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minorities.

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