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Burke Medical Research Institute - Summer Science Research Program


Category: Summer
Type: Research
Location: White Plains New York
Deadline: Early March


Students participating in the program are expected to meet the following minimum criteria: - Current enrollment in, and completion of at least one full academic year at, a U.S. college or university. - Completion of an introductory biology course. - Although not required, preference will be given to students who have also completed one semester of bench laboratory classes or equivalent experience. - A cumulative 3.4 G.P.A. or better (unless special circumstances can be provided). - 2 letters of recommendation from faculty able to accurately judge the applicant’s abilities and motivations. - A transcript and resume in addition to the completed applicant form.


Burke Neurological Institute invites interested and qualified undergraduate students to apply to our Summer Science Research Program. The purpose of this program is to give undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in biomedical sciences the opportunity to conduct cutting edge research. Participants will be part of a laboratory research project related to neural repair and rehabilitation. Summer research scholars will have considerable direct interaction with their faculty mentors and the Burke staff.

Program participants also attend both introductory and professional level research seminars. Burke Neurological Institute hosts a weekly seminar series given by international leaders in neurobiology and neurorehabilitation. The summer program also holds a weekly summer seminar series given by Burke faculty that is designed to engage students in discussions about specific topics in neurobiology and neurorehabilitation as well as career development in biomedical research.

The Summer Science Research Program is a 10-week program that will run from June through August. Acceptance into the program requires student availability and participation for the entirety of the program duration. Trainees will receive a stipend of $3,000 that begins July 1st. Housing and transportation are not provided and are the responsibility of each trainee.