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Summer Research


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

Pakula Biomedical Fellowship Program

The Pakula Biomedical Fellowship Program is an 8-week program of mentored science research for current Beloit College students. Pakula Biomed Scholars will 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 has been calculated to cover these costs. The program will run from June 7th to July 30th, 2021.

Applying

Applications are due on April 12th, 2021. Awards will be made within 2-3 weeks of the application due date.

Descriptions of the available projects are given below. 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 Megan Westenberg, westenbergm@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

Summer Science Research Opportunities

There are a limited number of mentored research opportunities for current Beloit College students. Students will 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, and pay summer tuition for this course. Students must contract with the college for room and board. The stipend has been calculated to cover these costs. The opportunities are either 4 weeks or 8 weeks in length (see below for project details).

Applying

Applications are due on April 12th, 2021. Awards will be made within 2-3 weeks of the application due date.

Descriptions of the available projects are given below. 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 Megan Westenberg, westenbergm@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

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