Rhode Island IDeA Network for Excellence in Biomedical Research

RI-INBRE, Rhode Island Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence,

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Academic Year & Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities at Bryant University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, & Salve Regina University

The goals of these Undergraduate Research Fellowships are to expose undergraduate students to laboratory research and to familiarize them with the opportunities that exist for careers in biomedical and behavioral research.

The first and most important component involves a hands on research project with a faculty member where the student is exposed to contemporary methods and problems in biomedical and behavioral research.

The second component of the program includes a series of workshops and group instruction in which students are exposed to a variety of general research issues and practices as well as a variety of advanced research techniques that they are unlikely to see in individual laboratories. This includes tours and demonstrations of some of the equipment in the Centralized Research Core Facility at the University of Rhode Island. Workshops also include Scientific Ethics, Chemical and Radiation Safety, Laboratory Notebook Keeping, Print and On-line Scientific Literature Searches, Presentation of Research Results, and Scientific Writing.

The third component includes a Lecturer Series in which the students are exposed to a wide variety of education and career options through seminars presented by faculty members and past participants.

If you are an undergraduate student enrolled at either Bryant University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, or Salve Regina University, please use the links below to learn which RI-INBRE supported faculty at your home institution offer undergraduate research opportunities.  Contact the faculty member directly to  learn more about their research and how to apply for an undergraduate research fellowship in their laboratory.

Summer Undergraduate Fellows at these institutions participate in the statewide RI-INBRE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF Program) and all of its associated activities.  To learn more about the SURF Program we suggest reading the Frequently Asked Questions.

Questions, comments, or concerns regarding the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program may also be directed to riinbre@etal.uri.com.

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