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Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship

The University of Michigan’s Life Sciences Institute is once again offering the Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship. The 10-week program provides an opportunity for undergraduates currently enrolled in any Michigan university or college to work side-by- side with world class researchers at the LSI. The Program, which takes place from June 10 - August 16, 2013, also provides a $3,000 stipend as well as housing support.

Visit: (under the Scientific Initiatives tab) for details and application materials Questions? Contact Alicia Levesque at 734.764.4502 or e-mail

The deadline is FEBRUARY 18.

Van Andel Institute:

MPI Research:

Gene Markers LLC:

This company is located in Kalamazoo, however, it does not have a very good website on their intership and job listings, but our former PSM student have successfully found internship there.


The Company’s Lansing, Mich.-based Food Safety Division develops and markets dehydrated culture media, and rapid diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, spoilage organisms, mycotoxins, food allergens, genetic modifications, drug residues, plant diseases, and sanitation concerns. Neogen’s Lexington, Ky.-based Animal Safety Division develops and markets a complete line of diagnostics, veterinary instruments, veterinary pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, disinfectants, and rodenticides. Neogen’s GeneSeek subsidiary based in Lincoln, Neb., is the leading global provider of DNA testing for animal agribusiness and veterinary medicine.

UM Life Science Institute (LSI):
The Perrigo Company & the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute are offering summer fellowships to highly qualified undergraduate students currently enrolled at any university or college in Michigan. Each student will be assigned to a lab in the Institute for hands-on experience with world-class researchers. Student fellows will work side-by-side with faculty members & scientists of the LSI. Fellows will receive a $3000 stipend for ten weeks, plus housing support. The application deadline date is not yet available, but was in mid-Feb last year so check the website. These fellowships can lead to further internship opportunities with the Perrigo Company.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Wayne State University:

Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program at Michigan State University:

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Michigan State University runs an Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program every summer. The Program offers an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to undertake a research project under the direct supervision of a faculty member and to expose the students to “cutting edge” technologies and ideas. The Program is also an opportunity for students to look at research as a possible career choice and is a useful “stepping stone” to graduate school. Over half the students who have gone through the program in the last 15 years have subsequently attended graduate school. Details on the Program and application procedures are at See the contact below for questions about the Program. For more information about the Department and the research activities of individual faculty, go to The application deadline is usually in early March (& is not yet posted) – check the website in January. Contact: Peter Cobbett PhD, Dept Pharmacology & Toxicology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1317, (517) 353-5479,

Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Molecular & Integrative Physiology:

The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan offers summer fellowship programs to support undergraduate students that are interested in research in physiology and/or biomedical sciences. Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree granting University or College is invited to apply, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research.

In general:

1) Biological science students will join our traditional Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

2) Underrepresented groups and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds will join our Summer Undergraduate Research in Physiology (SURP) program.

Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology or of the University of Michigan Medical School. The selected laboratories are involved in nationally recognized research, in topics such as hormones and signal transduction, obesity and diabetes, reproduction and circadian rhythms including sleep, gastrointestinal physiology including digestive diseases, and many aspects of cardiovascular disease.

There will be a research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows will present their work, as well as opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer.

Further details and application materials are available from the fellowship website:

The deadline is FEBRUARY 1.

Western Michigan NSF-REU Signal Transduction Summer Internship:

BioConnections Internship Program:

This is run by MichBIO, a Michigan biotech trade association: The Internship Placement link is presently under construction; check back later.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Society of Plant Biology (ASPB):

SURF enables undergraduate students to conduct 10 consecutive weeks of mentored plant biology research during the early part of their college career.


- Application is open to all full-time undergraduate students in a degree-granting program. Students completing their second year are preferred, but well-prepared first- and third-year students who provide evidence of a strong interest in plant biology will be considered. Undergraduates needing more or less than the standard four years to earn a degree may still be eligible. International students or students following non-traditional academic calendars are welcome. SURF awards are limited to those without other sources of stipend or salary so that ASPB may provide support to the maximum number of students.

Faculty Mentors

- Students must secure a mentor before submitting an application. The proposed research project must be pursued in the mentors' laboratory. Mentors must be a member of ASPB (

new members welcome any time), have an ongoing research program of high scientific merit, and demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education and research. Mentors of 2013 SURF awardees are expected to attend Plant Biology 2014in Portland, Oregon with their SURF student.


- A complete application will include a research project statement and personal statement from the student, a research and mentoring statement from the mentor, a letter of recommendation from another faculty member (not the mentor or in the mentors' lab), and undergraduate transcripts.

Selection Criteria

- Competitive student applicants should have high academic achievement, strong motivation and skills for conducting research, and career objectives showing interest in or relevancy to plant biology. Reviewers also will consider the contribution of the project to the mentor's research program, institutional commitment to the proposed research, and the mentor's commitment to undergraduate research.

Successful applicants receive a $4,000 summer stipend, a one-year membership in ASPB, and $700 (paid to the mentor or institution) for materials and supplies. Each fellowship also provides student travel support to Plant Biology 2014, the ASPB annual meeting, to be held July 12-16, 2014, in Portland, Oregon. These travel funds are sent only to the 2013 SURF winners who (1) register for the meeting, (2) submit proof of using social media or other outlets to communicate with the public or their peers about the SURF project, and (3) author and submit an abstract about their SURF project to present as a poster at the meeting.


Students and their mentors can apply at SURF 2013 applications will be accepted December 1, 2012 to February 12, 2013, until 11:59 p.m. (ET). Winners are notified by email in April.

Questions? Contact Katie Engen, katie@aspb.orgor 301-296-0902

The deadline is FEBRUARY 12, 2013.

U of M Cardiovascular Summer (CVC) Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program:

The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center is pleased to offer a summer fellowship program to support undergraduate students that are interested in cardiovascular research. Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree granting University or College is eligible to apply, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research.

Each student will be matched, based on their interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. This collection of laboratories is involved in nationally

recognized research, in topics such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology and heart failure.

The stipend for 2013 will be $4000 for ten weeks of fulltime work from May 28th to August 2nd. There will be a research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows will present their work, as well as opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer.


The deadline for the applications is January 31.

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