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Research Programs for Faculty and UW Students

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INBRE Network research opportunities:

Bioinformatics Core Opportunities:


Undergraduate Research Assistantships for SUMMER 2021 (Research period: May 24-July 29)

The Idea Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). Each Fall, Spring, and Summer semester, the Wyoming INBRE program funds about 10 UW undergraduates wishing to engage in biomedical research. Research hours must be completed during the award period. Summer research period is May 24-July 29, 2021 and culminates in an oral presentation at the WY INBRE Summer Research Symposium on Thursday July 29, 2021. The following INBRE undergraduate assistantship is open to any University of Wyoming (Laramie campus) SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR or SENIOR student interested in biomedical research.

Applicants must submit research proposals that deal exclusively with biomedically related questions and experimental research that seek to improve human health.

  • SUMMER 2021 Research award will be $5600 (400 hours at $14/hour)
  • FALL 2021 research award: $960 (80 hours at $12/hour) - competition opens in summer 2021 and applications/letters will be due mid-September 2021
  • Combined FALL 2021-SPRING 2022 research award: $1920 (160 hours at $12/hour) - competition opens in summer 2021 and applications/letters will be due mid-September
  • SPRING 2022 research award: $960 (80 hours at $12/hour)

SUBMIT application and faculty letters for UW students ONLINE:

  1. FIRST, open and read the INBRE undergraduate assistantship APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. This guides you on what to include in your resume, abstract/project summary, and research proposal.  Applications and faculty letters are due TUESDAY March 30, 2021 no later than 11:59 p.m. MST. 
    We cannot consider late or incomplete applications
  2. Complete the assistantship application ONLINE here: UW INBRE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM APPLICATION.  Upload required pdf documents on the form: Résumé, Academic Transcripts, Abstract/Project Summary and Research Proposal. Please label all uploaded files with your name!
  3. Request your letters from faculty early(!). SUBMIT FACULTY LETTERS ONLINE HERE.
Letter of Commitment from your research mentor- This letter should detail the mentor's willingness to supervise the research, describe the expected learning experiences, and describe any funds/facilities available to support the student’s research.
Two letters of Recommendation from UW and/or Wyoming Community College faculty.


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