College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Undergraduate Research

March 19, 2012

Mar. 22 | Participate in IMSD and MARC Funded Research Programs for Pre-PhD Bioscience Students
Mar. 23 | Participate in the STEER Program

Mar. 22 | Participate in IMSD and MARC Funded Research Programs for Pre-PhD Bioscience Students
Are you planning on applying to PhD or combined MD/PhD programs in the biological or behavioral sciences? Consider applying to the UC Berkeley Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) and Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholars Programs! The overall goal of the programs, which are sponsored by the NIGMS of the NIH, is to increase the number of students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences (underrepresented ethnic minorities, low-income students, students with disabilities, first generation college students) who pursue PhDs or MD/PhDs in these fields. These fields include most biological science-related disciplines.

Benefits include:
* Significant funding for research over 1-2 years (IMSD) or 2 years (MARC), including a salary/stipend, conference travel, and lab supply award
* Professional development activities to help students get into grad school and become successful scientific leaders
* Individualized academic, personal, and career advising, including help with graduate school applications
* Leadership, service, and mentoring opportunities to help diversify the sciences
* A supportive community of fellow research scholars and more!

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 22, 2012 f
or a start date at the beginning of Summer 2012. Prior research experience is required. Please see the websites for more details and to download the application: http://marc.berkeley.edu/ and http://imsd.berkeley.edu/scholars.html. You can also talk with Rachel Henderson, Program Coordinator (rhenderson@berkeley.edu) or Corey Welch (coreywelch@berkeley.edu), Assistant Program Coordinator, if you have questions about the programs or the application.


Mar. 23 | Participate in the STEER Program

STEER Program: Short Term Educational Experiences for Research in Environmental Health Sciences for Undergraduate Students. http://coeh.berkeley.edu/steer/