The Undergraduate Research Access for Minorities Program (URAMP) is designed specifically for underrepresented undergraduates. We particularly encourage applications from students who belong to an ethnic or racial group that is considered by the National Institutes of Health to be underrepresented in the biomedical sciences (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Native Alaskan, Native Pacific Islander). Admission to the program is competitive and preference will be given to students who are currently sophomores or juniors.
A stipend of $3,500, and meals/housing in the University of Utah dormitories will be provided to all participants. Travel costs are provided for out-of-state students. A number of group activities will be coordinated by the programs to introduce students to and facilitate exploration of the unique Utah landscape.
Students are expected to work full-time in the research laboratory for the duration of the program.
Dates and Deadlines
The dates for the 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Program are May 26 - July 31, 2015.
Application deadline is February 1, 2015.
Acceptance to the URAMP program is highly competitive and applicants must complete the application process by the deadline to be considered for the upcoming summer's program.
- To apply fill out the online application.
- Upload personal statement when submitting the application. The personal statement should be 500 words or less and include:
- your reason for applying
- the research you are interested in conducting
- the technical skills you posses
- your previous research experience
- what you hope to gain from this program
- Upload transcript(s) of all college work.
- Submit two letters of recommendation from science faculty members. The letters can be mailed in a sealed envelope (signed over the flap by the recommender) or emailed directly from the recommender to Jamie.Lodermeier@genetics.utah.edu.
All applicants will receive notification of the Selection Committee's decision via email. To insure proper delivery of this notification, please add Jamie.Lodermeier@genetics.utah.edu to your address book.
Program DirectorMegan Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy
University of Utah/URAMP
15 North 2030 East, EIHG Bldg 533, Rm 5100
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5330