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 24, 2017 and should be submitted by email to irschick@bio.umass.edu 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