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University of Maryland Scholars Summer Research Program

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Program Summary

The University of Maryland Scholars Summer Research Program builds on the strengths of two great institutions by enabling outstanding University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) undergraduates to become engaged in summer research projects led by top faculty in the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The program provides participating students with in-depth involvement in significant research and professional mentorship in challenging settings. The program also introduces highly talented UMCP undergraduates to the MD degree program, the vast array of graduate degree programs, and the MD/PhD and MD/MS degree opportunities at UMB.

Contact Information

Office of Student Research
University of Maryland School of Medicine
655 West Baltimore Street, Suite M-019
Bressler Research Building
Baltimore, MD 21201
StudentResearch@som.umaryland.edu
(410) 706-0094 Fax

Program Details

  • Location
    University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus.
  • Research Mentor
    University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) faculty researchers. Once selected, Scholars will identify a research mentor and work with the mentor to develop a research project.
  • Research Topic
    Hypothesis-driven project in basic, translational, and clinical research in biomedical or health topics, determined according to Scholars' research interests and professional goals.
  • Time and Duration
    Summer Research - 10 weeks of full time commitment (at least 40 hours per week) in the summer after the end of spring semester and before the start of fall semester.
    Summer Programming - May 26 to July 31, 2015.
  • Stipend
    $4,500.
  • Housing
    Not provided.
  • Program Activities
    Scholars are required to participate in the full range of summer research training activities sponsored by the Office of Student Research (OSR) of the School of Medicine, including research-related training, the three major events: Orientation (May 26 & 27), Mid-Summer Retreat (June 25), and the Student Research Forum (July 31), and the Summer Seminar Series on biomedical research. Scholars will have many opportunities to interact with other undergraduate students, MD students, other health professional students, and faculty in various summer research programs and settings at UMB. Students are also required to submit a final paper on their research after the end of the program.
  • Research Presentation Opportunities
    Scholars will present their research at the UM SOM's Student Research Forum at the conclusion of the program. Scholars will also be invited to present at additional UMB research events.

If you are interested in becoming a research mentor for the UM Scholars Program, please follow the link to complete the Research Mentor Form.

Eligibility

  1. Institution and Year of Study
    UMCP students currently in their second or third year of studies (Sophomore or Junior).
  2. Study Field
    Majoring in any science, engineering, or mathematics field.
  3. GPA
    Minimum GPA of 3.2 (cumulative) to be considered. GPA of 3.5 or greater preferred.

Application

Application Deadline: Monday, February 9, 2015

Downloadable Application Instructions

A complete application packet must include the following.

  1. Application Form
    The application consists of three sections, Personal Information, Academic Information, and Essays.
    Include a photo of maximum files size 50 KB.
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    Submit a resume or a CV, not both. Please follow the documents Resume Guidelines and Biosketch CV Template. CV is preferred.
  3. Current transcript
    An unofficial transcript may be submitted with the initial application. An official transcript may be requested if accepted into the program.
  4. Recommendation Form from two recommenders
    Recommenders should be faculty members or advisors, or past research mentors or supervisors. Choose recommenders who know you well and could speak to your character, strengths, and abilities.
    Recommenders may submit a letter in addition to the Recommendation Form.
    You should confirm with your recommenders the submission of their recommendation to the Program to ensure documents are received by the deadline.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all materials are submitted before the deadline. Only complete applications will be considered.

Application materials may be submitted by

  1. Email to
    StudentResearch@som.umaryland.edu (preferred method) OR
  2. Fax to
    (410) 706-0094 OR
  3. Mail to
    Office of Student Research
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    655 W. Baltimore Street, M-019
    Baltimore, Maryland, 21201

Please reference "UM Scholars Summer Research Application" for all submissions.

For questions regarding the application process, please reference "UM Scholars Application Questions" in the subject line.