NORC Summer Research Program
Application Information & Instructions
The Mid-Atlantic NORC Summer Research Program is an 8-10 week research internship for undergraduate students only. The Program offers an intensive summer research experience and mentorship to successful applicants, as well as a stipend of approximately $2,000 - $3,000. Housing and transportation are not included. Tentative dates for the 2013 program are Tuesday, May 28 – Friday, August 2, 2013. These dates will be finalized in the coming weeks.
Under the mentorship of one of the Mid-Atlantic NORC faculty, interns will select an interesting research question in an obesity/nutrition-related area, and will work in the laboratory and/or clinical research setting to learn and perform state-of-the-art research to answer that question. Selection of three potential mentors is required at the time of application; final acceptance into the program is contingent upon successfully matching with a participating mentor.
Students will be required to present a summary of their work in a peer group setting and will receive a Certificate of Completion upon satisfactory completion of the internship. In addition to intensive hands-on research experience, students will attend research conferences and seminars as well as weekly Core lectures presented by Mid-Atlantic NORC faculty designed specifically for this Program covering broad topics in nutrition and obesity related chronic diseases. Summer interns potentially interested in careers in clinical arenas have the opportunity to shadow clinical faculty at inpatient outpatient clinics (University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Endocrine Clinic, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, etc.).
The application is to be used by all students who are applying to the Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center Summer Research Program. Please submit a picture (2x2) at the time you submit this application, and a resume/CV outlining your past education and research or other training.
The application onsists of four Stages including: Personal Information (Stage I), Academic Information (Stage II), Recommendations (Stage III), and Short Essays (Stage IV). APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013. The target date for informing applicants regarding their acceptance into the program is Friday, March 15, 2013.
Materials can be submitted by email as attachments (preferred), by fax, or by post to:
Sara M. Sturgess, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., C.N.S.
Program Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition
University of Maryland School of Medicine
660 West Redwood Street HH 478
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-706-5829 ; Fax: 410-706-5828
If you have any questions about the Program or application process, please contact Ms. Sturgess.
Thank you for your interest in the Mid-Atlantic NORC Summer Research Program and good luck with your application.