The research program for undergraduates in biotechnology and bioengineering provides students the opportunity for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program for undergraduate research in biotechnology and bioengineering at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA provides undergraduate students the opportunity for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in the areas of applied molecular and cellular biology, bioengineering, computational biology, drug discovery and development, as well as exposure to related ethics and business topics.
Pharmacoeconomics, June 20 – July 7 (online)
Next Generation Sequencing, June 20 – July 7 (online or in-person)
Public Health and Virology, June 20 – July 7 (online)
Population Health, June 20 – July 7 (online) and July 10 – July 28 (in-person)
Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine, June 20 – July 7 (online)
Immunology, June 20 – July 7 (online)
Drug Discovery, June 20 – July 7 (online) and July 10 – July 28 (in-person)
Biotech Industry Careers, June 20 – June 30 (online) and July 10 – July 28 (in-person)
Individual Projects, June 20 – July 28 (in-person)
Areas of Research
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An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:
All completed applications will be reviewed after the March 30 deadline. We take a holistic look at each applicant, and place great importance on letters of recommendation and your personal statement. We will strive to notify you about the status of your application as soon as possible.
The SURE program is appropriate for motivated undergraduate students majoring in biology, chemistry, engineering, or related disciplines. One of the program goals is to promote the success of women and underrepresented minorities in science and engineering
There is a $20 application fee.
If you are in need of an application fee waiver, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students participating in the in-person program sessions are financially responsible for their transportation, housing, and food throughout the program.
Thanks to the generous grant support from The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, each undergraduate student participating in the in-person SURE program will receive a $500 scholarship. The SURE program is not an academic degree program and does not charge participants for their summer research experience at KGI. Therefore, the $500 scholarship is considered taxable income, and each participant may receive an IRS 1099 form. For more information, please contact a professional tax advisor or review the IRS publication.
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