Undergraduate Education

Summer Fellowship Program

Summer Fellowship Program
Duke Class of 2017

2014 Program Dates: May 27, 2014 - August 1, 2014

For the 11th year, we will again host our annual 10-week Interdisciplinary Genome Sciences & Policy Summer Fellowship Program for undergraduates!

Gain an appreciation of major questions in genome sciences and policy currently under investigation through faculty-mentored research projects as well as weekly lectures with faculty, student research discussions, planned social activities, and end-of-summer research presentations. Join the more than 100 students who have spent their summers with us, many of whom have continued participating in research and have gone on to pursue further education and training in science and research.

Program Overview and Eligibility

Research in the program ranges from cutting-edge genome science, technology and their applications, to the study of the ethical, legal, social, and personal consequences of genome science and technology for virtually every facet of human activity. The Summer Fellowship Program is open to Duke students in the Class of 2017 who have successfully completed (or are currently enrolled in) at least one biological sciences course. The program is designed for current freshmen -- even those with no prior research experience -- to work with them as they develop a passion for research, engage in ongoing research projects and gain an appreciation for the value of open-ended, student-initiated research.

We especially encourage women and individuals from underrepresented minority groups to apply. Students will be selected for the program based on their academic record, application responses, and letters of recommendation.

Online Application

The 2014 Summer Fellowship Program online application is now available. Since the application must be completed in one sitting, students are strongly encouraged to download the PDF of the application in advance in order to prepare the short essay responses, which can then be pasted into the online version. On the application, students will be asked to indicate if they have particular interest in or preference for a specific program/area of research. The Summer Fellowship Program requires full-time participation, and students selected for the program will not be able to take summer session courses or engage in other employment during the 10-week program

Stipend and Housing

Housing will be provided to students accepted into the program in Duke University residence facilities, most likely on Central Campus, for the duration of the program. In addition to housing, students will receive a stipend of $5,000.