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Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowships
Davidson Biology Department currently has a 4-year grant from
the Howard Hughes Foundation for supporting undergraduate research.
Some of these funds will be used to support 8 Howard Hughes
Medical Institute Research fellows each summer through 2000.
Davidson students will be chosen based on previous academic
achievements and the merit of their proposal (submitted in conjunction
with a faculty member). More information regarding this program
is available on the HHMI
Web site or in 162 Watson.
Summer Research Scholars and faculty mentors for 2000:
sources of summer research funds
on Undergraduate Research Student Summer Research Fellowships.
For undergraduate students who are working with faculty members
at their home institutions during the summer. Only CUR members
are eligible to apply for the majority of these awards.
Xi Grants-In-Aid of Research. Awarded to promising undergraduate
and graduate students in order to encourage pursuit of a career
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). REU programs
are found throughout the country and a list of these institutions
is usually available by late in the Fall Semester. This list
is posted in the hall on the second floor of Dana and in the
BioCenter on 3rd floor of Dana. In addition to REU programs,
the biology department receives information on many other summer
research opportunities. Information on all of these programs
can be found in the BioCenter. The application deadlines for
these programs ranges from December to early March.
4) Merck Science Initiative - Undergraduate Science Research
Scholarship Awards. This award is intended to help African American
undergraduate students who are interested in science careers.
This award provides tuition support and opportunities for research
experience at a Merck research facility during the summer.
Cancer Society Research Fellowships. Selected students are
assigned to investigators in leading Massachusetts research
laboratories and hospitals for 10 weeks during the summer. Application
deadline March 15.
6) The Kathleen S. Anderson Award and Manomet Bird Observatory.
Grant for avian research, especially research furthering bird
conservation. Proposed research must take place in the Americas.
Proposals due December 1. During the summer of 2000, the following
students participated in research projects at the institutions
listed: Victoria Statler Medical research J.D. Willson Dr. Fred
Alt's lab, Harvard Univ. Fitz Sturgill Dr. Michael Pierce's
lab, Univ. of Georgia Liz Nugent Dr. Robert Maynard's lab, Univ
of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dan Boritt Avian research
station in Florida keys Jenny Roberts DNA fingerprinting at
UC Berkeley's Hastings Reservation in Carmel Valley, CA.
(current sophomores and juniors who are not going to medical
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Fellowships (anywhere in the world)
Fellowships (Study in East Asia - no previous experience
Scholarship (Oxford, UK)
School Fellowships - if you want a PhD
Fellowship in Biological Sciences (Howard Hughes Program)
Minority Graduate Fellowships
Teaching Exchange Grant to Germany
JET (teaching in Japan) ask Dean
Beinecke - for grad school if you want to teach at the
college level (high GPA ~3.75)
Mellon Fellowship - for college teaching/liberal arts
The Ford Foundation - offers each year approximately fifty
fellowships for students from minority groups. The awards are
for graduate study leading to a Ph.D. of Sc.D. degree in any
field, including interdiciplinary ones, that leads to teaching
at the college or university level.
For more information, go to http://www2.nas.edu/fo/
Unusual Fellowships (not as academically based as the others)
Fellowship (must apply summer after junior year) - Ruth
Watson Fellowship (apply Sept. senior year) - Dean of Students
Davidson College "Watson Alumni Scholarship"
Teach in Kenya for a year - "the un-program" contact
Dr. Ken Brown - Dean Rusk Program
Teach Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, or Latin America for a year
- self funded through World
and Summer Internships in Biology
experiences obtained through internships (and volunteering)
allow students to explore career options and define their own
career paths. The more experiences students can obtain, the
more informed their career decisions can be. Internship and
volunteering opportunities in the Greater Charlotte area are
numerous and available to students during the academic year.
Summer internships are available world-wide and information
concerning these internships can be obtained at Career Services
or in the BioCenter.