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The Annual NIDDK Undergraduate Research Conference

NIDDK Sponsorship

Program Director
Charles Bieberich, Ph.D.

Adminstrative Coordinator
Cynthia Hollis, M.B.A.
UMBC Department of Biological Sciences
Baltimore, MD 21250
410-455-8071
chollis1@umbc.edu

Assistant Dean for Instructional Projects
Kathy Lee Sutphin, M.B.A.
410-455-2271
sutphin@umbc.edu

Eligibility

Students eligible for this Program must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions
  • Be an undergraduate student that has minimally completed the freshman year (30 credits) in the student’s declared major prior to participation in the program
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above
  • Have a declared major in science, engineering, or mathematics appropriate to biomedical research
  • Demonstrate an interest in science, research and related careers that is not exclusively focused on medical school; and
  • Demonstrate an interest in the advancement of underrepresented groups in the biomedical sciences and mathematics

The 2010 Online Application is here!

To apply:  Complete the online application
which will be available at the NIDDK website beginning November 15, 2009
There is no paper application - only on-line applications will be accepted .

Application Deadline: February 15, 2010 or until the program is filled

In addition to completing the on-line application, applicants must submit ALL of the following supporting documents:

  • Arrange for a minimum of two letters of recommendation; for returning students, one letter must be from their previous mentor
  • Provide an official transcript of all college course work
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or legal Permanent Residency

 

Please send all supporting documents to:

Ms. Jennifer Curry
Program Specialist
Office of Minority Health Research Coordination, NIDDK
2 Democracy Plaza, Room 648A
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Besthesda, MD 20892-5454
tel: (310)594-9649
niddkstepup@mail.nih.gov

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the program is filled. Top candidates will be interviewed and selected students will be notified of their acceptance.