Work Study Research Training Program
If you will are a Sophomore or above and have at least a year left prior to
graduation, are work study eligible, are willing to work hard and responsibly...
have always loved science and want to be a researcher
and are strongly considering pursuing a PhD after graduation...
Forget filing papers, shelving books, or cleaning laboratory dishes.
We would like to announce the new Work Study
Research Training Program (WSRTP) and invite you to apply to be a
Trainees in the WSRTP, will
- work for 19 h/week, year round, in the lab,
completing a research project (volunteering an additional 21 h in summer is recommended)
- interact with a faculty research mentor, who
will guide their development as researchers in his/her laboratory
- meet and work with WSRTP training staff
- receive research professional development
training about how read scientific papers and make
- obtain training and earn letters of
recommendation required by doctoral programs, medical schools, or even entry-level research jobs following
- receive access to study rooms and computer
- participate in training courses and activities
developed by the
MARC U*STAR and
MBRS-RISE Research Training Programs,
that prepare their students for entry into the top doctoral programs in
- Awarded Work Study money year round, and
sufficient to last through the semester (or, work as a volunteer for
- Minimum GPA 2.8, with the expectation that
trainees improve their grades enough to enter graduate school (at least a
3.0, but preferably much higher).
- Minimum 1 year participation, to enable
trainees to dig deeply into their research topic
- Commitment to engage in this program- it's not
just a way to make money...it's a way to prepare for your future!
- Commitment to show up and be a responsible
member of the laboratory!
- Committment to show up at Friday meetings and
take a Research Careers Development course...
Applications accepted year round. Major
selection periods occur in May/June, August, and December/January.
Here to Apply now!
For more info, email:
or come to the Program Offices in BSB 2.03.02G or BSB 2.03.02F. |