The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at the CSHL provides an opportunity for undergraduate scientists from around the world to conduct first-rate research. Students learn the scientific process, technical methods and theoretical principles, and communicate their discoveries to other scientist. Approximately 20 students come to CSHL each summer for the 10-week program, living and working in the exciting Laboratory environment.
URP participants work on ongoing research project in one of the CSHL’s labs. Research at CSHL focuses on Molecular Biology and Cancer, Genetics & Genomics, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, and Quantitative Biology.
Stuents are invited to all Laboratory social activities – including two exclusive dinners, one with CSHL President Bruce Stillman and one with Chancellor emeritus and Nobel Prize winner James Watson. On weekends, students are free to explore nearby New York City or the sandy beaches of Long Island.
The 2018 URP Paid Program will be held June 11 – August 11, 2018.
Students receive a stipend of $5250. All room & board expenses will be covered.
Travel costs are not reimbursed.
Dates and Deadlines
- The deadline for receipt of completed applications, including letters of recommendation, is January 15 at 11:59 pm (23:59) Pacific Standard Time (equivalent to January 16, 07:59 UTC/GMT). Applications will not be reviewed if they are received after the deadline.
- Recommendation letters will not be accepted after the application deadline. Please make sure your referees are aware of the January 15 deadline when you ask them to write a recommendation. Most referees need at least a month to complete a letter. If your referee has any problems uploading the letter to the online application system, they should contact email@example.com directly.
- Notification of application status will be sent by the end of March.
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