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Summer Research & Post-Bac Opportunities

January 12, 2021 10:20 AM

Occasionally, the Department hears about summer research opportunities and post-bac programs. We share them here for student information. 

Virginia Commonwealth University Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (VCU PREP)

The deadline to receive complete applications, including transcripts and letters of reference, is March 15, 2021.  If you have questions about the application process, please contact Mrs. Khiana Nelson at If you have questions about research in the biomedical sciences at VCU, please contact one of the VCU PREP Co-Directors, Dr. Joyce Lloyd

or Dr. Rita Shiang

Flyer attached (if viewing in email, please open in myUMBC)


Emory College

The LGS-SOAR Program and SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) Program

More information:

Application deadline: January 15th


Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer School

San Jose State University or SUNY-Stony Brook

 6-week summer course (June 14, 2021 – July 23, 2021)


Flyer attached with more information


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Postbac Research Education Program (UM PREP)

More information:

Two interest webinars: 

·       To register for the first Webinar on Monday, February 15 at 12:00 p.m., please click here.

·       To register for the second Webinar on Tuesday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m., please click here

Johns Hopkins University


The Biological Basis of Behavior

The theme of this program is using comparative models for understanding behaviorThe program includes faculty working on diverse taxa (bats, owls, primates and rodents) to answer fundamental questions on behavioral biology.  Areas of research include ethology, neurobiology and neuroendocrinology. A unique focus of the program will be an emphasis on the power of using comparative models when tackling scientific questions, from evolutionary to mechanistic.  A main goal of this program is for students to gain highly focused insight through research on specific projects while concurrently placing those activities into the larger context of biological evolution.

More information:

Flyer attached.

Application due Feb. 15th. 


ORISE Career Fair

On Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 12 to 3 p.m. ET, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a virtual career fair to highlight the variety of paid internships, fellowships and research opportunities available within our Research Participation Programs.

During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to:

·       CHAT with ORISE representatives and mentors from a variety of programs and federal agencies across all of ORISE.

·       LEARN about the research and/or projects conducted within those programs.

·       EXPLORE paid internships, fellowships, and research opportunities.

·       CONNECT with ORISE staff members for questions about applying, what to expect during the program, and to learn more about the ORISE experience. 

More information:


Chesapeake Conservation Corps 

The Chesapeake Conservation Corps is a one-year term of paid service that places young adults (ages 18-25) with nonprofits or government agencies to work fulltime in the environmental field. Throughout the year this program provides real-world experience managing projects and programs, leadership and professional development training, mentorship, a support network of young professionals, and other skill-building opportunities including networking and grant writing. Positions offered by host organizations are in the fields of environmental restoration, community engagement, environmental education, sustainable agriculture, energy conservation, and forestry.


Applications for the Corps Program and the Diversity Fellowship must be submitted through the Trust’s online system by March 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm. To learn more and apply go to Flyer attached

Washington University in St. Louis & The McDonnell Genome Institute

Opportunities in Genomics Research Program (OGR)

The OGR Program focuses on providing students interested in pursuing their PhD with interdisciplinary research in genomic sciences by allowing students to choose from over 30 labs at Washington University. The OGR program is based on three pillars: full-time mentored research, critical training in scientific communication, and community. Opportunities for focused outreach activities to local high school students are also available.  


Additional information on the OGR Summer Program as well as an associated Post-baccalaureate program can be found below and attached.  


We would be excited if students from your school applied to the OGR program and would appreciate it if you forwarded this information to them. Additional information on the programs and an application link can be found at:

See attached flyer for more information and select research labs

Maryland Sea Grant

Fifteen students will have the opportunity to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay during this 12-week program and receive a $7,200 stipend.

More infromation:


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