Career Accelerator Fund

The Career Accelerator Fund (CAF) provides financial support for College of Arts and Sciences students participating in unpaid or minimally paid internships, undergraduate research, or experiential learning opportunities.

The application deadline for Spring 2023 opportunities is November 30, 2022. The application requires multiple doucments, so don’t delay if you want to apply. You can learn more on the CAF website.

Summer Research at University of New Mexico

The Cancer Research – Scholarship and Training in Population Sciences (C-STEPS) program at University of New Mexico (UNM) provides a cancer-focused research experience, career mentorship, interactive seminars, and team building that culminate in a Capstone project at the end of 10 weeks.

C-STEPS scholars have the opportunity to work directly with UNM faculty and their teams to explore research and careers in Cancer Control and Population Sciences during the 10-week summer program. C-STEPS provides scholars with hands-on, skills-based research experiences across the cancer continuum, from prevention to survivorship. These activities help scholars meet graduate and medical school goals.

More information about C-STEPS can be found on the program’s webpage. The application for summer 2023 is due February 1, 2023.

If you have questions please email C-STEPS@salud.unm.edu.

DAAD Rise Germany Internships

The OSU Undergraduate Fellowship Office would like to help CBC students with the DAAD-RISE program.

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Germany offers an incredible opportunity for sophomores and juniors to participate in a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions.

What is the DAAD-RISE program?

Students are matched with a German host university or institute according to their area of interest (chemistry, biology, etc). DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses. Host universities, universities of applied sciences (UAS), and institutes provide housing assistance. UAS will also match students with Ph.D. student mentors or researchers. Knowledge of German language is NOT REQUIRED. The working language will be English.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate students who:

  • are currently enrolled in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth sciences, or engineering (or a closely related field)
  • have completed at least 2 years of a undergraduate degree program by the time of the internship placement
  • can prove that they will maintain undergraduate status after the internship has taken place

Because of these eligibility requirements, usually current sophomores and juniors apply.

How can I learn more?

Begin with the DAAD-RISE website. Register in the RISE Germany Internship Database by December 15. Identify your potential interests and reach out to fellowships@osu.edu for help with your application.

Call for Applicants: OSU Medicine UG Lab Assistant

The OSU Wexner Medical Center COPPER lab is seeking applicants for an Undergraduate Laboratory Assistant position.

The COPPER lab is a well-funded organ transplant surgery research lab in the Medical Center, Department of Surgery. Specifically, the lab is looking for 1st or 2nd year undergraduate students with little to no laboratory experience, who are interested in getting their foot in the door with a biomedical science research laboratory.

Candidates do not need any prior research experience; they will learn everything they need for the job in the lab. They will spend the first 3-6 months completing all of the required medical center onboarding, security, safety and laboratory training. Students will also learn the primary support duties that keep the lab operational, including fundamental skills like sterile technique, chemical handling, and safe operation of equipment. They will then work one-on-one with the research scientists and staff in the lab to learn core experimental techniques in molecular biology, tissue culture and/or animal handling (depending on their interest).

This can serve as the first opportunity to get research experience or formal research credits. But if you’re looking to progress to graduate, medical, dental, vet school, etc, it is also an exceptional opportunity to set yourself apart from your peers. This role can become whatever you want, including a doorway to your next stage of training, research presentations, publications, reference letters… The sky is the limit!

This PDF (or Word doc) combines an email from a Post-doctoral Research Fellow of the lab, an introduction to the lab and role, and the application questionnaire.

WVU Summer Symposium: Registration Open

West Virginia University has invited Ohio State students to showcase their research at its 14th Annual Summer Symposium. The symposium will be held on July 28, 2022 at WVU in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Travel and room & board will be completely covered by WVU. Additionally, the top posters in each field will receive cash prizes.

Interested students can get an overview of the program on this flyer and more detailed information on the event webpage. Abstract submissions are due by midnight on Monday, July 18. (‘How to Submit‘).

2022 Spring Undergraduate Research Festival

Want to learn from fellow students and hear what they are researching?  Then visit the 2022 Undergraduate Research Festival where over 100 students will be presenting their research! Taking place on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Pomerene TDAI Ideation Zone in 3 sessions, the festival is a great presentation opportunity for students.

This will allow students to gain experience communicating their research in front of a new and diverse audience with a variety of academic backgrounds, as well as create a poster to spark conversations with Festival attendees. This Festival is open to all disciplines and the research presented does not need to be completed to present. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn from the presentation and broaden their knowledge of different topics.

Each session, 9:30-11:30AM, 12-2PM, and 3-5PM, will be structured with the first hour including poster presentations and the second hour being oral slide presentations.

Learn More Here 

WUSM BMB Summer Research Program

There is Summer Undergraduate Research Program that will be offered this summer in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics at Washington University in St. Louis.

No prior research experience is required. Even if you aren’t really sure what “doing research” means, this program might be for you! One of the goals of the program is to help students engage in academic research in a supportive environment to see if scientific research might be of interest to them after college.

This research program…

  • is 8 weeks (June 6th – July 29th, 2022)
  • provides workshops for students to attend that focus on several important aspects of science
  • has a range of research areas
  • includes travel to Saint Louis, housing, local travel, a meal plan, and an additional monthly stipend of $2000

Applications are due April 15th. No prior research experience is required. Follow directions on this flyer to submit an application. The flyer also provides additional information on the program.

Beckman Research Scholar Program

The Beckman Research Scholar Program at the Ohio State University allows students to work with faculty from areas including Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Physics and Advanced Computing Center for Art and Design.

The program is designed with the aim to better students’ understanding of biomolecular processes and designing emergent biomaterials.

The program includes…

  • Student Stipend of $18, 200
  • Supply and Travel Funds of $4, 800

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2022 and the application can be found here.

Additional information can be found on this flyer.

Medpace Interview Day for Entry-Level Openings

Medpace is looking to hire current life sciences students or recent graduates. This position would be working in clinical research at a Contract Research Organization (CRO). They are holding an Interview Day for several entry level openings for their Regulatory Submissions Coordinator role.

Regulatory Submissions handles regulatory needs that occur from the time Medpace is awarded a study to the critical milestone of getting the first patient screened. Their Regulatory Submissions team serves as the lead to initiate start-up activities for the research sites with which Medpace works.

This Interview Day will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio on Wednesday, March 23. The link to apply as well as more information is found on this flyer.

Ohio State Engineering in Healthcare: Industry and Research Symposium 2022

The Engineering in Healthcare: Industry and Research Symposium is an annual conference hosted by the Biomedical Engineering Society that combines academic research and industry development to allow for a unique networking experience between students and companies.

This is a virtual event that will be held from February 18-19, 2022.

In attendance will be…

  • Over 10 leading biomedical industry partners
  • Graduate and undergraduate students from over 20 different universities

Find more information and register here by February 10, 2022. Any questions can be sent to this email: mohta.9@osu.edu.