Program Information

Research Areas

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Intern Stipends

Visiting R25 SRP Interns receive:

University of Oregon R25 SRP Interns receive:

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R25 Activities

More about activities in FAQs

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Prerequisites

All applicants should:

PLEASE NOTE: Special consideration is given to qualified students who are also members of a group under-represented in the sciences (e.g., low income and first generation, Native American, African American, Latino, or Pacific Islander) and students with limited access to reseach opportunities.

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Expectations of Interns

We expect that students participate in all parts of the program. Although interns will spend most of their time in the labs, they will also be required to attend seminar series throughout the week. Each Monday morning, R25 Summer Research Program (SRP) Fellows attend a Faculty Research Seminar Series presentation on a specific area of life sciences research given by a different UO Professor. Each Thursday morning, R25 SRP Fellows attend a Professional Development Workshop Series presentation or a facilities tour. One evening each week all interns discuss their ongoing research with their fellow interns at the Research Discussion Group Series. Once or twice each week, the R25 SRP Director meets for lunch in the cafeteria with all the R25 SRP students to hear comments, complaints, problems, ideas for improving the program, etc. One or more evenings per week, the R25 SRP group gathers with the R25 SRP facilitator (a UO undergraduate researcher who participates in R25 SRP, living in the dorms with the R25 SRP group) to plan weekend activities/excursions. Although the work is intensive, we also expect students to have fun during the summer.

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Application Process

The application materials, including basic information, areas of research interest, statements, transcripts, and letters of recommendation are compiled as a packet for each applicant. These are read and evaluated by the administrators, and a short list is made. Each participating faculty member evaluates packets from applicants who have similar research interests; each faculty member then generates a ranked list of preferred candidate applicants. The Director then makes offers of admission to the top candidate(s) on each faculty member's list. Because it often happens that a candidate applicant will be selected by more than one professor, it is helpful for us if you list professors with whom you might want to work. Thus, before each offer of admission is made, a professor and the candidate commit to working together in the summer program. Following acceptance, the potential host professor and the candidate scholar then communicate with one another by email/phone, discussing the summer research possibilities, responsibilities, expectations, etc.

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Participating Labs

View the laboratories participating in the R25 Summer Research Program.

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