ISCRM Undergraduate Summer Fellows program, supported by resources from the State of Washington, are competitive fellowships intended to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students at the University of Washington while they are engaged in research guided by UW ISCRM faculty. We hope that with research fellowships, students may focus more attention and time, deepening their inquiry into a discipline or project with a reduced financial burden. Students receive fellowships to pursue research in multiple disciplines pertaining to regenerative medicine. Five $6000 awards will be awarded.
- Applicants must be matriculated UW undergraduate students registered full time, pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the UW Bothell, Seattle or Tacoma campus. This fellowship is open to U.S. citizens, international students, and undocumented students.
- Applicants do not need to be already engaged in research with faculty to be eligible to apply. Students in the planning stages of their research who effectively articulate the plan and the direction of their project will be strong candidates.
- Once awarded, recipients must be actively engaged in their research and remain full-time undergraduate students after the award period.
If you receive need-based financial aid, we recommend that you visit a counselor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to determine the potential impact on your current aid package should you receive an ISCRM fellowship.
- For the duration of the award period (June 14, 2022 to August 19, 2022), you are expected to devote 40 hours per week to the program and you must be actively engaged with your research project and faculty mentor.
- You must attend required weekly communications classes, lectures, seminars, focus groups, and workshops.
- You are required to present your proposal at the ISCRM Fellows Symposium in July.
- You are also required to present your work at the UW Undergraduate Research Program’s annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium in August 2022. If you are unable to participate in the Symposium the year you receive the fellowship, you are expected to present at the next scheduled symposium the following year.
The University of Washington also requires that UW personnel and students be vaccinated against COVID-19.
How to Apply — Deadline: 9:00am Monday, March 28, 2022
Submit a single PDF to ISCRM Undergraduate Fellows Program Coordinator, Leena Derifield (email@example.com), containing the following:
- Unofficial transcript
- Diversity statement (300 words max)
- Statement prompt: We encourage you to describe activities and circumstances that illustrate your commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment. These may include personal circumstances you had to overcome, your knowledge of different dimensions of diversity, and your contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusivity as well as how you would contribute to the same during your ISCRM fellowship and beyond.
- Proposal prompt: In your own words, describe your research and what you and your faculty mentor hope to learn from your work. Discuss your motivations for getting involved in this research project and how this work contributes to your education and to the development of your future plans.
- Your proposal should be a maximum of one page. You may include one additional page for references, images, or figures, if applicable; this one additional page of supplementary material is not included in the word limit or page limit.
- Letter of recommendation from your mentor
- A UW ISCRM faculty member must be the primary mentor. This person may not be the person with whom you work most directly or most frequently, but they are still designated as the “primary” mentor for purposes of the application.
- Mentors should be aware that a cost-share of $2000 is required.
- Applications are screened for completeness.
- A committee of 5-6 faculty will review your application — examining your essay for evidence of the nature, extent, and quality of your research activities and the role you play in this research.