Sydney Jamison and Kia Smith, SRIMS 2019
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (MU JCESOM) Graduate Program is offering the Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) for its 12th year!
The SRIMS program includes nine weeks of graduate-level research in the field of biomedical sciences. Participants receive formal research training while expanding their learning experience through workshops, seminars on current topics, mentoring and professional networking.
The vision behind Marshall’s commitment to this program is twofold:
- To establish a pipeline of diverse, underrepresented students into health-related research.
- To enrich the current research through an added diversity of ideas, perspectives, and cultures.
Each year, applications from undergraduate and underrepresented minority-in-science students who have not graduated by August of the program year are considered. We are unable to accommodate international students.
A stipend of $3,000 will be provided to each participant for the nine-week experience. Participants will receive free room and board, and travel to and from the program. Please be aware that students are required to provide their own health insurance coverage during the summer program.
Applications will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:
- Identification within an underrepresented ethnic minority group in the biomedical sciences (e.g., Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander.)
- US Citizenship or Permanent Residency (valid green card) required due to funding sources. International students are not eligible for this program.
- Career goals and stated interest in research, including why you would like to participate in the program--move
- Academic record, particularly in science–related courses
- Laboratory experience
- Career goals and stated interest in research, including why you would like to participate in the program. Preference is given to those with an interest in attending Marshall University for their graduate education.
As a condition of acceptance into the program, program participants will be asked after their departure to update information on their educational and career activities. This tracking is done solely to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. It is critical that we be able to conduct this long-term evaluation in order to maintain continuing funding for the programs. The information collected remains strictly confidential
To be considered complete, your application must contain the following:
- Completed online application form (no fee)– If you are unable to complete your application at one time, your content will be saved. A code to return to your saved application will be sent to the email address that you provide on the application.
- Transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended – Unofficial copies may be uploaded to the online application or scanned and emailed to the address below. Please note: you may be required to provide official copies at a later date.
- Two letters of recommendation from professors of scientific disciplines. Please have them use the recommendation form and directions included in the online application. They may scan their form (and letter, if included) and email (from their institution’s email account) them as attachment(s) to the program at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may have additional forms/letters submitted, if you wish.
- Written statement addressing interest/experience in research, career goals, and why you would like to participate in this program (generally 350-700 words). Upload to the online application.
- A résumé should be uploaded to the online application.
The application and supporting documents are due in the office on or before February 7th, 2020.