College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Undergraduate Research 2011.11.17

November 17, 2011

- Nov. (various dates) | Get started in undergraduate research
- Nov. 21 | Take advantage of the Global Health Disparities Summer Research Fellowship
- Dec. 12 | Conduct research at the Institut Pasteur
- Spring 2011 | Do research in DC

Nov. (various dates) | Get started in undergraduate research!
Research workshops ("Getting Started in Undergraduate Research" and "Writing a Research Proposal") in November -- great for honing your application for a research program or honors thesis program. Held in 9 Durant Hall

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research:
4-5 Mon Nov 21
2-3 Tues Nov 29

2-3:30 Wed Nov 23
3:30-5 Wed Nov 30

Nov. 21 | Take advantage of the Global Health Disparities Summer Research Fellowship!
The application period has been extended to November 21st. Application package and instructions are available online:

The Global Health Disparities Research Fellowship funds international summer research experiences for qualified Berkeley students. The program provides training in infectious disease research, with a focus on diseases that disproportionately affect people in developing countries.

Dec. 12 | Conduct research at the Institut Pasteur!
A wonderful array of host labs has been identified for the Summer 2012 Undergraduate Internship Program. Applications for these paid internships are now available online and due in mid-December 2011. Candidates must be US citizens in their junior or senior year. More information regarding eligibility and the application process may be found at

Spring 2011 | Do research in DC!
Each Fall and Spring, the UCB Washington Program sends undergraduates to Washington, D.C., to complete academic research projects of their own design, and to participate in internships related to their research. The Program is open to juniors and seniors in any major, and graduating seniors may participate during their final semester at UCB (but not after they actually graduate).

To apply, you must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have junior or senior standing in the semester you plan to attend. You must also have taken at least two upper-division courses on the UC Berkeley campus, which provide background for the topic you intend to research. Internships are available in a wide variety of DC-based government agencies, nonprofit organizations, policy think-tanks, media outlets, and businesses. Students live in the brand new UC Washington Center at Scott Circle and UCB financial aid is transferable to DC. Students earn a full semester of UCB academic credit. An application for the Spring 2012 UC Berkeley Washington Program is now available online, at:

If you would like to meet with Kathy Slusser, Program Coordinator, you may drop in at M24 Wheeler Hall between 9-12 and 1-4 Monday-Thursday or e-mail her to schedule an appointment: