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Summer Research


There are plenty of opportunities for biochemistry and other science students to conduct research over the summer.

Summer Science Research Opportunities

There are a limited number of mentored research opportunities for current Beloit College students. The opportunities are either 4 weeks or 8 weeks in length (see below for project details). Students receive a stipend ($4,750 for 8 weeks or $2,375 for 4 weeks), must enroll in 0.5 or 1 unit of Special Project credit depending on the duration of the project (0.5 unit for 4 weeks, 1 unit for 8 weeks), and pay summer tuition for this course. Students must contract with the college for room and board. The stipend is calculated to cover these costs. 

Summer 2021 project descriptions are included below. Descriptions of projects for Summer 2022 will be available in mid-February.

Applying

Applications are due in April each year. Awards are made within 2-3 weeks of the application due date.

If you are interested in a project:

  1. Talk to the faculty mentor for the project to learn more about it.

  2. Apply for the project online.

  3. Request two reference reports from Beloit College faculty or staff members.

  4. Send an unofficial transcript from the Portal to Tatiana Sieren, sierent@beloit.edu.

Contact

If you have questions, please contact Sue Swanson, swansons@beloit.edu (Chair of Natural Sciences). Alternatively, contact the faculty member associated with the project that you would like to work on.

Projects

Pakula Biomedical Fellowship Program

The Pakula Biomedical Fellowship Program is an 8-week program of mentored science research for current Beloit College students. Pakula Biomedical Scholars receive a stipend of $4,750, must enroll in 1 unit of Biology 392: Independent Research in Biology, and pay summer tuition for this course. Scholars must contract with the college for room and board. The stipend is calculated to cover these costs. The program runs from early June to late July (Summer 2022 dates TBD).

Summer 2021 project descriptions are included below. Descriptions of projects for Summer 2022 will be available in mid-February.

Applying

Applications are due in April each year. Awards are made within 2-3 weeks of the application due date.

If you are interested in a project:

  1. Talk to the faculty mentor for the project to learn more about it.

  2. Apply for the project online.

  3. Request two reference reports from Beloit College faculty or staff members.

  4. Send an unofficial transcript from the Portal to Tatiana Sieren, sierent@beloit.edu.

Contact

If you have questions, please contact Tawnya Cary, caryt@beloit.edu (Biology). Alternatively, contact the faculty member associated with the project that you would like to work on.

Projects

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