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Undergraduate Research Scholarships


William A. Lee Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship

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USC School of Pharmacy Graduate Programs

Southern-California University of Southern California School of Pharmacy is excited to offer their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program for 2018!

Please visit our website to access the application:


The USC School of Pharmacy’s SURF program is geared towards increasing learning and networking opportunities for undergraduate students committed to pursuing either a professional or academic research career in pharmaceutical and translational sciences. Students will develop confidence and independence in conducting research and communicating scientific concepts under the guidance of faculty and other mentors. In addition to daily engagement in the lab, students will attend biweekly entrepreneurship/professional development seminars and participate in a workshop on the graduate school application process so as to stimulate serious consideration of graduate study. At the end of the summer, students will give an oral presentation of their research to their peers and faculty.


  • Participate in cutting-edge research with top USC faculty
  • Receive a $3,500 stipend for a full-time program during summer (minimum of 10 weeks)
  • Gain experience and tools to enhance your application to competitive PhD programs
  • Explore the rich and diverse culture of Southern California in Los Angeles while learning about the resources and graduate training opportunities at the USC School of Pharmacy
  • Develop lasting friendships with fellow participants
  • Housing is provided in shared housing on USC’s University Park Campus on ademonstrated financial need basis only. Evidence of financial need can be demonstrated by providing your most current need-based financial aid package.

NOTE:  housing is only available until Sunday, August 5.


  • Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
  • Awardees will be notified by early April, 2018
  • Full-time program (minimum of 10 weeks)
  • Program Period – two cohorts:

o   Cohort #1:  May 21 – July 27, 2018

o   Cohort #2:  June 18 – August 24, 2018


Job opening in Research Safety at Cornell


Full time Research Safety Specialist position now available at Cornell University.  Please see the below link for more details.



Call for Proposals: Lee Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship

Dear Undergraduate Students & Faculty,

Below is the call for applications for the new William A. Lee Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship for Summer 2018. This competitive program allows undergraduate students to propose, in collaboration with a faculty member, for a $7,500 stipend to support summer research experience. This program is open to all undergraduate students majoring in the Physical Sciences, to work with a faculty member within the Physical Sciences.

Students applying for this program are required to work with a faculty member to develop a research proposal and get that faculty member’s endorsement of the proposal.

Instructions for applications are provided in the attached Call for Proposals.

Applications are due March 9, 2018; 5:00 PM.

Students apply through the following website:
Please send application materials or other inquiries to Sylvia de la Sancha:

Best Regards,

Steve Boggs

Steven E. Boggs
Dean, Division of Physical Sciences

Chancellor’s Associates Endowed Chair in Physics
University of California, San Diego

Developing Graduate Student Leadership Skills in Laboratory Safety – Register by 2/10

The ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety is sponsoring a new workshop to educate graduate students about lab safety culture and opportunities for promoting safety in their schools. The workshop called “Developing Graduate Student Leadership Skills in Laboratory Safety” will be held at the Spring National Meeting on Sunday March 18th from 3-6 p.m.

This 3 hour workshop will be led by two PhD students with extensive safety program experience. It will describe these efforts at the University of Illinois and University of Minnesota as well as literature from the ACS and the National Academy of Sciences that describes the opportunities and challenges of safety culture in the academic environment. These topics will be followed by discussion of practical steps graduate students can take at their institution to support improved safety cultures. The workshop is sponsored by the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety and ACS Office of Graduate Education, with technical support provided by leadership of the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety. Participants will be awarded a “Graduate Student Safety Leader” certificate.


Space is limited! Priority registration deadline is February 10th, 2018. Register today for only $25 at: Contact for more information.


There is also a flyer posted here:

Note that this workshop is co-sponsored by the ACS Offices of Chemical Safety and Graduate Education, so the registration fee is only $25, with registration preference given to graduate students until February 10.


The DCHAS workshop schedule found at We have a couple of registrants already for the March New Orleans ACS national meeting, which is coming up soon.