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Biomedical & Life Sciences Summer Fellowship

The 2019 Biomedical and Life Sciences Summer Program

The Biomedical and Life Sciences Fellowship Program encourages students from diverse populations to consider pursuing graduate work in the Biomedical and Life Sciences fields by engaging them in an intensive 10-week full-time summer research experience. Participating undergraduates not only gain confidence in their ability to experience valuable hands-on research and mentoring, but they also learn to appreciate the advantages of pursuing an advanced degree. Students in the program participate in facilitated lunch box discussions, journal clubs, networking events, and seminars co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical School and Rackham Graduate School.

Benefits of being a UROP Biomedical and Life Science Fellow include:

  • Collaborate with a University of Michigan researcher at the forefront of their career.
  • Network with undergraduates, graduates and researchers from diverse backgrounds.
  • Obtain transferrable skills you can apply to your academic coursework.
  • Participate in professional development and Graduate School Preparation activities.
  • Present at UROP Summer Symposium.


  • Current undergraduate students attending the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Campus not graduating in May 2019.
  • Students may not take spring or summer courses while participating in the Biomedical and Life Science fellowship program.
  • Must work a minimum of 35 hours weekly and participate in required seminars, journal clubs and events.

Application Requirements:

Complete the online application, which includes the following documents:
  • Personal Statement (recommended 1,000-2,500 words)
  • Research Proposal (Quick Proposal Checklist)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (we strongly recommend that you get at least one letter of recommendation from your research mentor or the individual you plan to work with.)
  • Official Transcript
  • Resume

Stipend Award: $4000, does not include housing

Fellowship Dates: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Friday, August 2, 2019

Application Opens: Monday, December 10, 2018

Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019 (applications are now closed)

Acceptance Notification: will begin on Friday, March 15, 2019

Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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