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Dear Department Chair and/or Faculty Member,

We are pleased to announce that the NSF REU site for Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron will again accept applications for the summer of 2013. This year’s stipend amount is $7,000 and the deadline for applications is February 1, 2013. The attached brochure is primarily for undergraduate students who are currently sophomores or juniors, although we have had a few freshmen. The application and more information can be found on our website: If you have any questions please contact me at 330-972-7667, or by email at

Thank you,
Kelli Fetter
Events Assistant/REU Coordinator
College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-3909

Office: 330-972-7667
Fax: 330-972-5290
Hello colleagues at Berea College,
My name is Christy Cowan and I am part of the organizing committee for the upcoming Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference. It will be held at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN on March 8 and 9, 2013.
We invite your students to participate in this annual conference. It is a multidisciplinary, low pressure environment for undergraduates to present their research or creative projects. Students can choose between paper or poster presentations, although most students elect to do a paper presentation.
I have attached a flyer with our keynote speaker listed. The deadline for abstracts is February 1, 2013. Registration is $30 for students and faculty and will be accepted up to and on the first day of the conference.
If you have any questions, please let me know. You may contact me at or 423-869-6249.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards,
Dr. Christy Miller Cowan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Department Chair of Social Sciences
Office: Avery Hall 307
Lincoln Memorial University
6965 Cumberland Gap Pkwy
Harrogate, TN 37752
Office: 423-869-6249
Dear Dr. Baltisberger,
Believe it or not, we are well into the Fall 2012 semester here at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM)! We have recruited an amazing and diverse group of pre-doctoral students who are currently working to secure their first research rotation. One of the perks of the Indiana University School of Medicine Biomedical Gateway (IBMG) Program for Ph.D. Study is that new students have the first 8 weeks of the semester before they begin their first rotation allowing them time to adjust to graduate school life and explore labs and Ph.D. programs.
Each year I try to provide you with a tool or resource to share with students whose path may include graduate school. I believe that hearing directly from current graduate students about why they chose a specific program is more powerful than exploring a website or listening to a recruiter. That is why I spent the summer with current pre-doctoral students: Yanique Thomas of Morgan State University; Peter Corridon of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Tuskegee University; Baindu Bayon of Indiana University; and Marisol Resendiz of New Mexico State University, learning why they chose the Indiana University School of Medicine and the IBMG Program for Ph.D. Study. View the 2012 Diversity Postcard to see a few of their reasons. Among the reasons the students gave, the one that really hit home for me was mentioned by Marisol, “With such a supportive and collaborative environment, it is easy to forget that I am working with leading researchers in a world-class facility.” I could not have said it better myself!
Students who enter the IBMG Program for Ph.D. Study are tracking toward 1 of the 9 Ph.D. programs in their first year. They will receive a degree conferred by Indiana University Graduate School, offered through the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Anatomy and Cell Biology
Microbiology and Immunology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Medical and Molecular Genetics
Medical Neuroscience
Program descriptions and application information can be accessed via:
The IBMG Program provides Ph.D. students with:
· a competitive stipend for living expenses ($24,500 for Fall 2012), tuition/fee scholarship, and health and dental insurance;
· the freedom to explore research areas through three 8-week rotations in hundreds of world-class research laboratories and research centers and institutes;
· a modern integrated curriculum;
· interactive seminar courses that will provide the skills required for research in the life sciences (i.e. ethics, research methods, professional skills, biostatistics, and scientific understanding);
· the ability to select second semester modular courses consistent with their interest and likely Ph.D. program;
· the freedom to choose entry into any of the 9 Ph.D. programs at the conclusion of their first academic year;
· a solid and supportive student network as well as strong mentoring; and,
· the opportunity to live in a vibrant city with outstanding attractions, rich culture, big city amenities, and a very affordable cost of living.
The Indiana University School of Medicine also offers an NIH designated Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP or M.D./Ph.D. combined degree program) for students committed to a career that intimately incorporates research with clinical care. The curriculum is flexible and uniquely designed to meet the individual goals of each student. Our students have direct access to the top clinical and graduate faculty and courses at the School of Medicine.
The Indiana University School of Medicine campus is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus which recently ranked 3rd in the “Up-and-Comers” category in the U.S. News & World Report! Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the United States. It is large enough to host the largest spectacle in racing (the Indianapolis 500), and the 2012 Super Bowl! However, Indianapolis is also known for its small-town charm and unique cultural districts, as well as a strong community feel.
My hope is that you will share this information with your students who are interested in graduate school programs in the biomedical science. Also, please consider posting the IUSM Graduate Program flyer in high student traffic areas or sharing our IBMG Viewbook with interested students.
If you would like brochures and flyers, please complete the order form. If you would like further information about our programs, please contact me at (317) 274-3441 or
Thank you for your time and consideration; I truly hope to hear from you in the near future.
With Best Regards,
Monica Henry
Program Director, IBMG Program
Indiana University School of Medicine
Science Scholarships and Fellowships
The UNCF*Merck Science Initiative is an innovative approach thatcreates opportunities in the biological, chemical and engineeringsciences for African American students throughout the country.
Science Research Scholarships
Scholarships up to $25,000
Internship opportunities
Mentoring and networking opportunities
Eligibility: College juniors, science or engineering majors, 3.3 GPA
Science Research Dissertation Fellowships
Fellowships up to $53,500
Mentoring and networking opportunities
Eligibility: Ph.D. or equivalent degree candidates engaged in dissertation research in the biological, chemical or engineering fields
Science Research Fellowships
Fellowships up to $92,000
Mentoring and networking opportunities
Eligibility: Ph.D. or equivalent degree recipients in the biological, chemical or engineering fields
Submit by December 3, 2012
T 202 810 0331
F 202 234 0225
1805 7th St, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Professor Jay Baltisberger
Berea College
October 11, 2012
Dear Professor Baltisberger:
I am writing to seek your assistance in identifying prospective students for the Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Graduate Program at Johns Hopkins University. The CBI Program provides students with research and academic training that enables them to carry out interdisciplinary research as independent scientists. Students completing the program receive a Ph.D. in Chemical Biology.
The CBI Program brings together ~30 faculty from 4 schools at Johns Hopkins University, which provide a diverse selection of research projects to CBI students. In order to assist them in choosing a research advisor, first year graduate students are supported by a NIH Chemical Biology Training Grant. During this time the CBI students carry out three 10-week research rotations that enable them to broaden their research skills and make informed choices of research advisors.
Since its establishment in 2005, the CBI Program has received an enthusiastic response, and we have attracted an excellent group of students. Our program has grown to ~30 Ph.D. students. With your help, we hope to continue expanding and developing this exciting program. Please feel free to contact me if you or any students are interested in learning more about the Chemistry-Biology Interface Program at Hopkins. You may also browse the CBI website which describes many facets of the program at A pamphlet describing the CBI Program is available on our website. Please share it with your colleagues and students. Thank you for your assistance.
CBI Brochure 2012
Sincerely yours,
Marc M. Greenberg
Professor of Chemistry
Director, Chemistry-Biology Interface Program
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles St., NCB 313
Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone (410) 516-8095; Fax (410) 516-7044
Department of Molecular Medicine
Dear Undergraduate Program Director,
The PhD program in Molecular Medicine, offered through a partnership between the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University, is now accepting applications for Fall 2013 enrollment. The focus of this Ph.D. program is training basic scientists who will have a strong clinical background to allow the movement of discoveries from bench to bedside. The innovative and rigorous biomedical science curriculum trains students in both basic and clinical research in a collaborative multidisciplinary clinical and research environment. Each student will have a Research Thesis Advisor and a Clinical Mentor who will help design an independent study, “Clinical Experience”, in addition to core coursework. All course work is completed in the state-of-the-art facilities of the Lerner Research Institute on the main campus of the Cleveland Clinic. Students can choose rotation and thesis mentors from a diverse academic faculty in research departments at both the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University campuses. The program is funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute “Med into Grad” initiative, as well as a T32 grant from the National Institute of General Medicine. Please distribute the attached electronic and printable brochure to faculty advisors and students who may be interested in learning more about our Ph.D. program in Molecular Medicine. Details and the online application can be found on our website, The deadline for receiving applications is January 15, 2013.
Bela Anand-Apte, MBBS, Ph.D.
Chair of Admissions
Department of Molecular Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue, i3-161
Cleveland, OH 44195
The National Cancer Institute is accepting applications for its 2013 ICRC Program.
Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC)
Applications are due by November 15th.
Apply online! See website for further details.
Dear Professor or Program Coordinator:
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the 2013 Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC) Program. The ICRC is designed to encourage individuals from populations underrepresented in science and/or financially disadvantaged backgrounds to seek internship opportunities at the NCI. Successful ICRC applicants will take part in a 2-day campus visit to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, where they will have the opportunity to learn about the various scientist-in-training programs, participate in laboratory tours, interview for either a summer or post-baccalaureate (1-year) internship. Participants selected for internships receive a monthly stipend, round-trip travel, and summer housing.
Our goal is to encourage a diverse group of talented students to explore careers in biomedical research. You can help us meet this goal by sharing this information with students and faculty contacts you feel would benefit from this opportunity. Please refer to the attached brochure and the ICRC website for additional information,
Applications are due Thursday, November 15th. Supporting materials are due Monday, November 19th. If you have additional questions please reply to this e-mail or call us at the number below.
Isabel Valencia & Katie Fontaine
ICRC Program Managers
Introduction to Cancer Research Careers
National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Blvd., Ste. 502
Bethesda, MD 20892-8342
Phone : 301-435-8524
FAX: 301-451-5455
Web Address:
Dear Colleagues,
I trust you had a good summer and are almost ready for the new academic year.
The deadline for some of the Fulbright US scholars awards for the 2013/2014 academic year has been extended until Sept. 17. While most are for a semester or a year, some can be used in the summer of 2014. Please check out the following link:
Please let me know if your interested or have any questions.
(Fulbright Campus Representative for Berea College)
Richard Cahill, PhD
Director of International Education
Associate Professor of History
CPO 2173
Berea College
Berea, KY, 40404
Dear Department Administrator:
I am writing to request your assistance in identifying outstanding undergraduates who might be interested in, and qualified for, the ACS sponsored Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer School Program. We are seeking curious and highly motivated students with strong science backgrounds. If selected, these students receive an all-expense paid opportunity to complete a 6 week summer course in Nuclear and Radiochemistry in either California or New York. They also earn hours (tuition paid) of undergraduate chemistry credit through either San Jose State University or SUNY-Stony Brook. Selected students also receive a stipend of $4,000.
An announcement for the Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer Schools that can be posted is attached to this request. It describes the application procedure and the background we hope applicants will have when applying. This information and an on-line application form can also be found on the web at:
The deadline for applications is February 1, 2013. Please distribute this announcement to your undergraduate students and encourage them to consider this unique opportunity! If you or your students have any questions about the ACS sponsored program, please do not hesitate to contact me using the information below.
Thanks, in advance, for your assistance.
Sincerely yours,
J. David Robertson
National Director,
ACS Summer Schools in Nuclear and Radiochemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211