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Preprofessional Opportunities

SUNY Downstate Office of Minority Affairs Summer Research Program


Category: Summer
Type: Research
Location: Brooklyn New York
Deadline: Early March


450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 1186 
BSB 2-72 
Brooklyn, NY 11203-2098

(718) 270-3033


Applicants must be an undergraduate sophomore or junior (two years of science must have been completed before beginning the program), and be either a US citizen or permanent resident.


The Undergraduate Summer Research Program is designed for undergraduate students who have historically been underrepresented in biomedical and health professions. Students will conduct research under the direction of a faculty member. Assignments will be made based upon availability of research opportunities and according to the mutual interests of the faculty sponsors and student participants. Oral presentations are made at the conclusion of the summer.

The program is open to all qualified sophomores and juniors, but it is preferred that students show strong academic promise and come from a background that has in the past denied them opportunities in field of biomedical research. 

Fellowships of $3,000 will be awarded. Housing is not provided.

Application requires competitive undergraduate GPA, letter of recommendation from science professor, demonstrated interest in biomedical or public health research, and completed application form (available for download on the website).