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Pathways to Research in the Biosciences at Stony Brook

1) Entering Research Workshop : Offered every semester by Undergraduate Biology to provide students a coherent mechanism for engaging in research in the biological and biomedical sciences. 
Fall 2019 Entering Research Workshop Invite

2) Explorations in STEM Program :  Provides summer stipend support for a mentored research experience in combination with career development programming for students who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM disciplines. Applications encouraged for students with financial need or from under-represented groups; freshmen and sophomores with little to no research experience are encouraged to apply.  The Undergraduate Biology Program has used donations in the past to specifically fund students conducting biology research within the Explorations in STEM Program.
Read More About the Explorations in STEM Program

  3) Stony Brook iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) :  Student-led summer-long research project in synthetic biology that is presented at the International iGEM Jamboree. Although there is no dedicated stipend support, students have access to institutional facilities, receive faculty guidance and have support from a number of sponsors, and donations have been absolutely instrumental to supporting past iGEM teams.  Appropriate for students at all levels with interests in synthetic biology. 
2018 Application can be found here.

4) Stony Brook IMSD-MERGE :  NIH-funded program providing stipend support to student researchers in the summers preceding their junior and senior years as well as financial support and a suite of career development activities that run through the junior and senior years to enhance their preparation for graduate school. Applications encouraged for students with financial need or from under-represented groups with interests in pursuing graduate studies in the biomedical sciences. 
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5) URECA (Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities) :  URECA coordinates undergraduate research activities across all disciplines at Stony Brook and offers competitive summer awards to support faculty-mentored research experiences for undergraduates. URECA also offers travel awards for students participating in off-campus conferences and sponsors a campus-wide research symposium in the spring. 
Please see URECA website for more information

6)  INDUCER Program:   The long-term goal of this proposed project is to increase the numbers of underrepresented minority students pursuing research careers in the biomedical sciences with an emphasis on studying the biology of cancer. The overall strategy is to recruit and select highly qualified students and to provide them with quality laboratory experiences. 
Read more about INDUCER

7)  Off Campus Opportunities:  Off campus internships are a great way to immerse yourself in a research experience in a new environment.  A database of summer internships is available through the Institute for Broadening Participation Pathways to Science website, the NSF offers a Search for an REU Site listing their funded undergraduate research opportunities, and a catalog of Biomedical Research opportunities is offered by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.  Internships can also be found through Stony Brook Career Center's Handshake.