Our highly competitive ten-week Scientific Summer Scholars Program provides research training opportunities for top-tier students to gain research experience, enhance their preparation in applying to top graduate and professional programs, and expose them to NIBR's approaches to patient-driven research. Scholars work on their own project with the guidance of a NIBR scientist. NIBR's research covers many disease, science, and technology areas that allow us to closely match your specific interests with one of our labs.
As a Scholar, you will work on your own project with the guidance of a NIBR scientist as well as participate in professional development and social activities:
- Research project: designing and executing experiments; analyzing your own data, learning new experimental techniques, and building your understanding of scientific concepts
- Scientific development: learning about drug discovery projects from experts; showcasing your results to the broader NIBR community; evaluating scientific articles in a fun and interactive setting
- Professional development: engaging in graduate/professional school preparations; cultivating your network with fellow scholars and NIBR scientific leaders; gaining insight into how our community channeled their scientific interests into various career objectives
- Social activities: fostering collegial interactions during a scavenger hunt at a local museum, welcome and farewell events