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Research Programs for Faculty and UW Students

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INBRE Network research opportunities:

Bioinformatics Core Opportunities:


FALL 2022 - SPRING 2023 UW Undergraduate Research Program Applications due

THURSDAY September 29, 2022 by 11:59 pm MT

The Idea Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). Each Fall-Spring and Summer, the Wyoming INBRE program funds about 10 UW undergraduates wishing to engage in biomedical research. Research hours must be completed during the award period. 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

  • Combined FALL 2022-SPRING 2023 research award: $2,240 (80 hours each semester at $14/hour) Applications/letters due THURSDAY September 29, 2022
  • SPRING 2023 research award: CANCELLED
  • SUMMER 2023 research award: $6000 (400 hours at $15/hour)  APPLICATIONS and FACULTY LETTERS due TBD in Spring 2023. Summer research period is a full-time commitment of 10 weeks culminating in the UW INBRE Summer Research Symposium on Thursday July 27, 2023.


I understand that if I receive a WY INBRE UW research award:

  • I will attend the INBRE informational meeting (TBD in October 2022)
  • I will attend all INBRE meetings for 2022-23 interns - for professional development and NIH Becoming a Resilient Scientist (if not yet certified)
  • With my UW research mentor I will work out a schedule for carrying out assigned tasks, learn techniques, contribute to lab activities and once adequately prepared, engage in independent mentored research.
  • I will complete all required training for my research, e.g., safety and CITI
  • I will complete my proposed research during the funded period
  • I will submit a written research paper of my project in a format suitable for publication in a research journal.
  • I will give an oral presentation of my research findings at the Undergraduate Research & Inquiry Day in April 2023.
  • I will present a poster of my research at the Annual WY INBRE Conference in April 2023 and I have the option of presenting this poster at Undergraduate Research & Inquiry Day.
  • I will participate in 6 hours of community service/STEM outreach opportunities offered by INBRE.
  • I commit to responding to all INBRE surveys during and following completion of my INBRE research.
  • I will complete any required database information for UW and NIH.
  • I will attend all INBRE sponsored activities as my schedule allows.
  • I understand that failure to meet the terms of agreement may result in loss of the award.

SUBMIT application and faculty letters for UW students ONLINE:

  1. FIRST, open and READ the INBRE undergraduate assistantship APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONSThis guides you on what to include in your resume, abstract/project summary, and research proposal.  Applications and faculty letters are due THURSDAY September 29, 2023 no later than 11:59 p.m. MT. 
    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 or CV, Academic Transcripts, Abstract/Project Summary and Research Proposal. Please label all uploaded files with your name!
  3. Request your letters from faculty early(!).  Faculty should directly submit letters ONLINE here: UW Fall2022-Spring2023 Assistantship FACULTY LETTERS
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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