2015 Summer Undergraduate Fellowships in Genetics (SUNFIG)

Description of the Program
The Department of Genetics of the University of Georgia invites undergraduates interested in a career in genetics research to apply for positions in our summer research program. Students will be matched with a faculty mentor in the Department of Genetics and participate in research as a member of a research team. The faculty member will help design and monitor an appropriate full-time research project for the student or incorporate the student into ongoing research. Participants will be expected to devote at least a 40-hour week to this program. At the conclusion of the program, the student will prepare an abstract, data summary, and conclusions drawn from the work and present them in a poster format to other students and to the department.

Research Areas
Research in the areas of biotechnology, developmental genetics, ecological genetics, eukaryotic molecular genetics, evolutionary genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, molecular evolution, and prokaryotic molecular genetics is available within the Department of Genetics.

Students selected for the program will receive a stipend of $2,300 for the 8 week period (June 4-July 30, 2015). In addition, dormitory housing, meals, and a travel allowance will be provided.

We are particularly interested in applications from students in groups currently underrepresented in the sciences who have completed their junior year in college and who have a strong academic record in the sciences. Students currently enrolled at the University of Georgia are not eligible for this program.

Applications are due March 18, 2015 and announcement of participants will be made in early April. Application forms can be found below.

If you have questions please contact: baford@uga.edu.

SUNFIG Director
Department of Genetics
Davison Life Sciences Building
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7223

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