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AMGEN Summer Scholars Research Program
February

Through the generous support of the Amgen Foundation, Columbia University and Barnard College now offer a summer research program to a select group of motivated undergraduate students who will benefit from the opportunity of hands-on biology related laboratory research. This is a chance to experience the joys of discovering something completely new while learning to overcome the challenges inherent in scientific research. Students work at Columbia University (either at the Morningside Heights campus or at the Medical Center campus) or Barnard College.  

 

The Amgen Scholars Program is competitive, with awards based on grades, recommendations, career plans, and previous experience. You may apply if you are a US citizen or permanent resident and currently a sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior at a four-year college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico or other US territory. If you are a Columbia University or Barnard College undergraduate student and wish to be considered for the Amgen Scholars program, you should apply to the SURF program and you will automatically be considered for both programs.

No previous research experience is necessary and you do not need to be a biology major to apply. Students are expected to work full-time for the duration of the program, so participation is not compatible with attending summer school or working at another job.
 
The Amgen Scholars Program runs for ten weeks, beginning the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Once a week, students gather to hear a scientist describe his or her research, to hear about a peer's research, or to present their own research to the other Amgen Scholars. Concurrently, students work full-time (about 40 hours/week) on independent study projects under the guidance of a research scientist.
 
Amgen Scholars are required to write a short written report (due after the program ends) and present their findings orally to their peers. Columbia and Barnard students are required to present their work in poster format at a symposium, held the winter after the program.
 
Participants receive a stipend of $4000 and housing on the Morningside campus of Columbia University. In addition, all Amgen Scholars participate in the Amgen Scholars National Symposium in California.

Amgen
is a leading human therapeutics company in the biotechnology industry. For more than 25 years, the company has tapped the power of scientific discovery and innovation to advance the practice of medicine. Today, as a Fortune 500 company serving millions of patients, Amgen continues to be an entrepreneurial, science-driven enterprise dedicated to helping people fight serious illness.
 
For further information regarding the Amgen Scholars Program at Columbia University/Barnard College, contact Christina Panas amgen@biology.columbia.edu, 744 Mudd, 212-854-2262.
 
biology, biotechnology
CalTech – Amgen Scholars Program
February

http://www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/amgen_scholars

Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.

Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university, and must be U.S.
citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Amgen Scholars will receive a $5500 award, round-trip air transportation, a generous housing allowance, and a food allowance.