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Summer Research Opportunities

Announcing Summer Research Stipends in the Department of Microbiology

Stipends of $3,200 will be available competitively to pursue summer research projects in research labs associated with the Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee. Sophomore and junior students, intent on a research-oriented career, are invited to apply to the department for this award to support summer research through the upcoming (May-August) summer session. Although open to all students, priority will be given to students intending to turn their summer research into a research project (Microbiology 400 or 401) or senior honors thesis (Microbiology 401 and 402) during AY 2016-17. Supplemental support will be available to allow students to present the results of their study at a regional or national meeting.

Merit Criteria

  1. Desire to turn research into a research project or senior honors thesis
  2. Class standing at UT
  3. Nature of the research project
  4. Support from the sponsoring lab

Students interested in applying for this award should write a letter addressing the merit criteria mentioned above including a one-page description of the research project and attach a recent transcript and a letter of support from the potential sponsoring Microbiology faculty member. Submit this material to the Department of Microbiology no later than April 10, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of the competition by April 17, 2017.


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