The University of Massachusetts Medical School Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is a non-credit, ten-week, structured research experience. The program consists of "hands-on" laboratory research experience with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor.
Sponsored by the Office of School Services, the Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity program is funded by either the National Institute of Health (NIH) or the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) UMMS Office of Research.
The profgram's goals are to attract students who are disadvantaged, disabled and from a group that in under represented in bio medical research and to provide participants in-depth exposure to the actual scientific research in the hopes that the excitement, challenge and creativity of the enterprise will convince them to consider research in the sciences as a viable career choice.
All participants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and at least eighteen years of age to apply. You can not be receiving funding from any other sources during the program.
When submitting your application please check off one of the following funding sources:
1. If you meet at least ONE of the following eligibility requirements you should check off NIH on your application:
- Member of a racial or ethnic group under-represented in biomedical research (African American, Native American [Hawaiian and Alaskan] and Hispanic/Latino
- Family meets criteria for disadvantaged (economic or educational) status
- Presently receive accommodations under the American With Disabilities Act
2. If you do not meet any of the criteria above, please check off SURE funding.