Western INBRE Visiting Fellow

The application period for the 2014 INBRE Summer Fellows Program is now CLOSED!

Applications will be accepted for Summer 2015 starting in December.

The Western IDeA Regional Network was formed to support regional collaborations focused on common scientific themes.  Opportunities exist for undergraduate students from the region to participate in transformative research experiences in the Western IDeA states. Individual INBRE Programs within the Western Region host expertise-specific student programs, such as lab fellowships, workshops, and summer camps. 

Information for students from Idaho looking for opportunities in the Western Region.
Information for students from Western Region looking for opportunities in Idaho.

1) Students from Western IDeA states (Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, and Wyoming) interested in visiting and working in Idaho may apply for a 2014 Summer Western INBRE Visiting Fellowship at the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University, or Northwest Nazarene University Idaho.

The Idaho INBRE Program is offering a 10-week fellowship for students interested in biomedical research. The Program pays $6,000 to each awarded student to work full-time in an established faculty laboratory at an Idaho institution for the summer. In addition to doing guided research, students will attend training and seminar presentations and attend the Annual INBRE Research Conference to present their work in a professional setting.

The Summer Western INBRE Visiting Fellows program will start on Wednesday, May 28th. You may also be required to attend 1 day of pre-Fellowship training sessions (May 27, 2014).

Important Links:
2014 Western INBRE Visiting Fellow application form

2014 University of Idaho Fellow Mentors, Idaho State University Fellow Mentors, Boise State University Fellow Mentors, Northwest Nazarene University Fellow Mentors

Submit your application here
 (scroll to the bottom after following the link)

How To Apply
1. Review the 2014 Faculty Mentor's list (links above) and choose the mentors you would be interested in working with.
2. Complete and submit the application form. Remember to attach a copy of your current transcript.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable if they are in an easily readable format.
3. Request two confidential letters of reference.  Please ask your Professors or other letter writers to complete the reference form online at inbre.uidaho.edu/references. Once your letter writer creates an account he/she will be able to save the reference form as they work on it. We recommend that the letters be written by current or former science instructors who can write about your character and your interest and capabilities in science and recommend you for a Fellowship award. Reference forms are due by the application deadline, February 7, 2014.

For questions, contact the INBRE office at inbre@uidaho.edu or 208-885-5373

The Western INBRE Visiting Fellow Program is competitive. The number of applications we receive will exceed the available Fellowships.  In order to be considered for a Fellowship we must receive your completed application including transcripts and letters of reference by the due date of February 7, 2014.  We cannot consider incomplete packets.

Fellowship awards will be announced in March 2014.

How are students selected to be Western INBRE Visiting Fellows?
The INBRE Fellows are the best and brightest undergraduate students in the Western IDeA Region. The selection process is competitive and rigorous. Students submit an application form that includes a few short essays, their GPA, letters of recommendation and their college transcript(s).

Requirements for being a Fellow:  1)Students must currently be enrolled at an institution in a Western IDeA state (Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico,Wyoming). 2) Students must be graduating on or after December 2014. Students graduating in May or August 2014 will not be eligible for Fellowships in 2014.

Criteria for Fellows selection:

The following criteria are used by Idaho INBRE when choosing Western INBRE Visiting Fellows. These criteria are considered as a ‘whole’, and not necessarily in the order listed.

1. Interest in biomedical science and research
2. Academic record, including science classes taken and GPA
3. Reference letters
4. Date of expected graduation
5. Current institution - with consideration given for the research opportunities available to you at that institution
6. Family educational background
7. State in which you graduated high school (preference given for those who graduated high school in the Western INBRE region)
8. Obstacles you have overcome to obtain your education

***Western INBRE Fellows are responsible for their own housing and transportation costs for the 10-week fellowship period. Idaho INBRE will provide housing, transportation, and meals for the Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research at Boise State University, July 30-31, 2014.*****

2) Idaho students looking for opportunities throughout the Western IDeA Region may visit the individual INBRE programs at the links below: