The University of Iowa

Summer Research for Undergraduates

The University of Iowa offers undergraduates from diverse collegiate and ethnic backgrounds opportunities for summer research in biomedical sciences. Participants are generally provided a travel allowance, housing, and stipends. Student can choose from the formal summer research programs or contact faculty directly to inquire if an individual arrangement can be coordinated during the summer months. Research participants in both cases have the opportunity to participate in a weekly seminar program designed specifically for them, a half-day survival skills workshop for young researchers that instructs how to document research in a lab notebook, prepare a summary of research experience, how to give a scientific oral and poster presentation, how to write a personal statement for graduate school application, admissions procedures from A-Z, social events so participants can meet their peers and interact with faculty in an informal setting, and The Summer Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC), which provide a wrap-up for the summer research programs and offers students a great experience in presenting their work to their peers, colleagues, and mentors across campus.
Carver College of Medicine