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Columbia Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University offers Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships to a select group of motivated undergraduate students who will benefit from the opportunity for 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. Most students work either on the Morningside Heights campus or in the biomedical labs at Columbia's Health Sciences Center.

The SURF program runs for 10 weeks, from late May through early August 5th. During the 10 weeks of the program, the students work full-time (about 40 hours/week) on independent study projects under the guidance of a research scientist. At the beginning of the program the students also have an orientation program which includes laboratory safety and selected topics on biological research. In addition, once a week SURF students get together to hear a scientist present a research seminar or to describe their own research to the other SURF students. All students are required to present orally, write an original research article describing their research due in August/September and present a poster of their work at the annual SURF Symposium during the spring semester. Participants receive a stipend of $4000.

GEM Fellowship Program

GEM's principal activity is the provision of graduate engineering fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM's program activities go beyond financial support by engendering student success in academic and professional environments. GEM has a solid success record in implementing effective programs to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of minority students.

MS Engineering Fellowship Program
The objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a masters degre within industry. GEM Fellows are provided practical engineering summer work experiences through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees, and a stipend which may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

GEM MS Engineering Fellows receive

  • $10,000 stipend over three semesters/four quarters
  • a minimum of two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member
  • waived tuition and fees at a GEM University

Ph.D. Science Fellowship Program
The goal of this program is to increase the number of minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines -- chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science. Applicants to this program are accepted as early as their junior undergraduate year, as well as candidates currently enrolled in a Master's of Engineering program and working professionals. Fellowships offered through this program are portable and may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

Ph.D. Engineering/Science Fellows receive

  • $14,000 stipend in year 1 of the PhD program
  • GEM Member University support years 2-5, equivalent to other funded doctorate students in the department
  • a minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM Employer Member
  • waived tuition and fees at a GEM University
engineering, science
KSTF (Knowles Science Teaching Foundation) Science & Mathematics Teaching Fellowships

KSTF Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows are chosen from among young men and women who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in science, mathematics or engineering from a recognized institution of higher education. Fellowships are offered for individuals committed to teaching high school mathematics, physical sciences or biological sciences.

Applicants should have received their most recent content (i.e., science, mathematics or engineering) degree within five years of the start of the fellowship (June 1 of the application year.) An applicant might also be in the final year of an undergraduate, master's, combined BS with MAT or MEd program or near the completion of a doctoral program. Applicants who are currently enrolled in a credential program are also eligible to apply.

Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a recognized teacher education program that leads to a secondary science or mathematics teaching license. At the time of application, applicants do not need to be admitted into a teacher education program. However, successful applicants must be admitted into such a program before the fellowships are awarded in June.


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