At this time, we are planning on running a full program in the Summer of 2021. In late spring, we will assess current COVID-19 conditions and decide whether SUNFIG will be held in person or virtually.
Description of the Program
The Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia invites undergraduates interested in genetics and genomics research to apply for positions in our summer research program. Students will be matched with a faculty mentor in the Department of Genetics and be integrated into a lab as a member of a research team. Over the nine weeks of our program, students participate in the complete research cycle from project design to analysis and presentation. Participants also receive training in bioethics and mentoring in professional development. At the conclusion of the program, students present their work at a poster session.
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 financial package of more than $6000 that includes a stipend, dormitory housing, meals, and a travel allowance.
We particularly encourage applications from students in groups currently underrepresented in the sciences. Applicants must be attending a college or university in the U.S. and must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for the SUNFIG program. Students currently enrolled at the University of Georgia are not eligible for this program.
For full consideration, applications must be submitted by March 1, 2021.
A complete application includes:
1. The online application form.
2. One letter of academic recommendation. Send this form to your letter writers: SUNFIG_recommendation_instructions.
3. Optional: one personal recommendation letter. This option is recommended for students who are not well acquainted on a personal level with their academic letter writers (SUNFIG_recommendation_instructions).
4. An Official Transcript. Have an electronic version of your Official Transcript emailed to email@example.com
We expect to notify applicants who are accepted into the program by mid-March 2021 and either an acceptance or a decline of the offer will be expected within a week of the invitation.
For more information contact:
Phone: (706) 542-7001
Mailing Address: C218 Life Sciences Bldg., Genetics Dept.,
University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602