Announcements

About the Junior Fellowship Program:

Love research? Interested in exploring career opportunities in the life sciences? Want to spend the year with like-minded undergraduate researchers across the College of Natural Sciences? If you are a junior carrying out research in a lab, please apply to this year-long enrichment experience. The Junior Fellowship Program provides an invaluable opportunity for rising seniors majoring in the life sciences to enhance their research experience through professional development activities. Junior Fellows participate in a seminar style course during the spring of their junior year and fall of their senior year. At the end of the fall semester, Junior Fellows will showcase their research to the university community as part of the Life Sciences Graduate Research Symposium. Accepted students will enroll in a 1-credit course for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020, which runs on Tuesdays from 8:30-9:30 am.

Eligibility:

Students eligible to apply to the Junior Fellows Program include life science majors in their Junior year with an overall grade point average of 3.33 or better. You must have a target graduation date of December 2020 or May 2021 to be eligible to apply. You must have already worked in a research laboratory for a minimum of 1 semester by the time you submit this application.

Deadlines: Friday, October 25, 2019

Applications for January-December 2020 are now open.

How to apply:

1. Complete the Student Application Form.
2. Upload a current CV.
3. Upload a 1-page statement that includes a description of your Junior Fellow's research project, as well as a brief description of your ultimate research/career goals.
4. Request a letter of reference from your Faculty Sponsor. Please provide this URL to your faculty sponsor.

For information about the program, please contact:

Ana Caicedo
caicedo@bio.umass.edu
545-0975

Tristram Seidler
tseidler@bio.umass.edu
545-2775

Craig Albertson, Ph.D.
albertson@bio.umass.edu
545-2902