Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, SCReM-SURF
The Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, with support from several donors, will support Notre Dame undergraduate students to engage in summer research,
Program Activities. Full-time research should be conducted for 9-10 weeks on research mentored by faculty associated with the Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, or pursuing a project related to stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, or cell/tissue regeneration. Participants must provide a thank you letter to donors and summary of their research experience before the end of their summer research experience, and present their research at a scientific conference or symposium within one academic year after completing the fellowship.
Support. The Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship award consists of a $4,000 stipend and $500 for supplies. If students apply for and receive support from other university sources, the total stipend from the Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine and the other university sources will not exceed $4,000.
Eligibility. Current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors should have worked with their faculty mentors for at least one semester prior to the summer of research. Successful applicants are expected to continue working with their Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine faculty mentor beyond the summer of funding.
Application. Please submit your application through Email to Dr. David Hyde (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ensure that the subject line states SCReM-SURF Application; no budget justification is needed. To be considered, the following information needs to be submitted:
A. Proposal Narrative - A proposal of no more than five (5) pages should be uploaded as a PDF document and formatted exactly as follows:
- Cover Page: Name, gender, ethnicity, email, college, major(s), overall GPA, science GPA, career intent (e.g., M.D., Ph.D.) and research mentors, and 3-5 keywords describing the proposed research
- Research Experiences: Description of all research undertaken
- Research Proposal: The proposal will include project background, description of proposed summer research, and its significance.
- Career Plans: Explanation of how a summer research experience fits into the applicant’s career plans, both immediate and long-term
B. Official Transcript – Submit an original PDF document provided by the University of Notre Dame along with the application to Dr. David Hyde (email@example.com).
C. Letter of Support - The research mentor must submit their recommendation letter via Email to Dr. David Hyde (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ensure that the subject line states SCReM-SURF Application. The mentor will NOT receive an email upon submission of the application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the recommendation letter is submitted. Only the research mentor for the proposed research should provide such a letter, including: 1) an assessment of applicant’s potential, 2) the worthiness or potential of the proposed research, and 3) a statement of the likelihood of continuing research beyond the summer in the mentor’s laboratory.
If you already submitted a COS-SURF application for the summer of 2021, you may submit the identical materials for the SCReM-SURF EXACTLY as described above.
Deadline. Application materials are due by Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 5 PM. Applications will not be considered if they are incomplete; include a proposal narrative longer than five pages; are not formatted correctly; and/or submitted after the deadline. Complete applications will be acknowledged by an email when submitted. If you do not receive an acknowledgement by March 18, please contact Dr. David Hyde immediately as it is likely there is some issue with the content of the application.
Selection. Final selections will be based upon the qualifications of the candidates, quality of proposed research, whether proposals are well written, concise, and compelling, and the support of the research mentor. All efforts will be made to notify successful applicants by April 7.
For more information, please contact Dr. David Hyde, Director of the Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, at (574) 631-8054 or email@example.com