Undergraduate Research Program - URP
The purpose of the Undergraduate Research Program is to provide promising students from populations under-represented in research with knowledge, skills, and experience in healthcare research. This program provides research training through a structured core curriculum, closely supervised research projects, clinical research seminars and participation in selected additional symposia and scientific meetings. The cornerstone of the research training program is the trainee's participation in a research project. This will be under the direct supervision of faculty mentors who represent a cross-section of ongoing clinical and translational research in areas such as lab sciences, community health, survey, qualitative, and clinical. With input and oversight from the assigned faculty mentor, the trainee will design a mutually acceptable research training plan, according to his or her career interests and the ongoing research programs of the faculty mentor. URP scholars will have opportunities to present at local, regional and possibly national meetings.
• Applicants must be University of Minnesota - Twin Cities undergraduate students who are from an under-represented population.
• Stipend $424/week for a full-time 10-12 week summer experience with a competitive option to continue paid research during the academic year.
• Up to $1,000 for travel funds to a national meeting within the year following the training program to present research for outstanding projects.
• Applications due February 15, 2012, with decisions made by March 1, 2012 - start date Summer 2012.
• Up to 10 students will be selected and paired with a faculty mentor for this prestigious program.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Megan Hoffman, Administrative Director for the Center for Health Equity, at email@example.com or 612-626-4120.