Funding & Research Support
Funding & Research Support
2022 Summer Student Research Fellowships
The UK Diabetes and Obesity Research Priority Area (RPA) is announcing funding for summer research fellowships (undergraduate and medical students) to support highly motivated students. Diabetes and obesity are recognized health disparities in the Commonwealth, and UK and the Office of the Vice President for Research are committed to reducing these disparities by enhancing research in the area. Among other efforts, ensuring the development of the next generation of biomedical researchers is a key goal.
If you are interested in mentoring a student for this program, please complete the survey here: https://redcap.uky.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=FEN4JRMAE4DYJ3MD
Undergraduate Students: Investigators in the area of diabetes- and/or obesity-related research are invited to identify potential undergraduate student candidates. Please forward the application to students and ask them to apply. Alternatively, investigators will be paired with undergraduate students interested in this experience. Student researchers will be provided with a $3000 stipend to enable this activity in your lab over the summer and will run 10 weeks, approximately May 30 – August 5th.
Medical Students: The Office of Medical Education has indicated student interest and is identifying potential candidates. Investigators will be paired with medical students interested in this experience. Alternatively, if you have identified potential medical students, please forward the application to students and ask them to apply. Medical student researchers will be provided with a $2400 stipend to enable this activity in your lab over the summer and will run 8 weeks, approximately from June 6 – July 29th.
In addition to the summer research experience, students are invited to present at an end-of-summer poster session. This is a valuable networking event and provides students with an opportunity to share their work with fellow students, research mentors, and other campus research programs.
Applications are due Monday May 2, 2022 by 5pm and must include a personal statement and resume through the RedCap Survey below (to be submitted by student).
Questions may be directed to Allison Walters, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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