The Freshman Introduction to Research and Skills Training (FIRST) Program is designed to introduce students with little knowledge or experience to the dynamic world of research. The FIRST program is designed for incoming freshman who have demonstrated a desire to learn more about biomedical/ and or behavioral research. During this program students participate in twice weekly modules designed to introduce them to research, research careers, learn strategies so that they transition to college successfully, and learn what it means to be a scientist. Students then are placed into active research labs during the Spring semester and paid to work, a manageable, time each week (5-15 hrs). During the summer, FIRST scholars are paid to conduct research full time in an active research laboratory and have weekly modules to further their research develop.
Students in their freshmen year majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, or psychology who have a strong interest in pursuing a PhD biomedical research.
Please note that you must be a citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident to apply.
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**Freshmen are not requied to have a mentor before applying**
Research activity will not start until spring semester**
Application due September 9, 2019