Biology Summer Research Fellowships

The Biology Summer Fellowships provide an 8-10 week paid summer research experience for Biology majors working with a Biology faculty member. Fellows will be paid $500/week.

Fellowship Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be a UMass Biology major in good standing.
  • be conducting independent research with a Biology Research Mentor.
  • participate in 8-10 weeks of lab or field-based research starting June 5, 2017.

Application Materials and Process

Students should submit an application packet including:

  • Research plan (a 1 page description of your summer research project)
  • Copy of current unofficial transcript
  • Letter of support from your Research Mentor

Application Deadlines

Applications are due February 27, 2017 and should be submitted by email to or by snail mail to

Biology Summer Research Fellowship Program
c/o Duncan Irschick
Dept. of Biology
Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003