FASEB MARC Summer Research Opportunity Program
FASEB MARC 2012 SROP Students: It's your time to show and tell! We are announcing the FASEB MARC SROP Shorts Film Festival & Video Contest for our 2012 SROP Students! The film festival/contest will be an opportunity for FASEB MARC SROP students to create and submit a short (3 minutes maximum) video highlighting their 2012 summer research experiences! Videos should be a culmination of the SROP student's research experience at work and at play. Videos can be staged as a short play, commercial, news broadcast, talk show, music video, documentary, etc. The possibilities are endless!
For more information, download the flyer or contact Lidia Rosas at email@example.com.
Interested in a summer research experience with an established FASEB society member/research scientist? Locate a summer research opportunity program at several host universities, institutions and laboratories of FASEB society members by viewing our list of programs and independent investigators that are "FASEB MARC Program approved." Or, complete the FASEB SROP Sign-Up Form to request FASEB's assistance in pairing you with a "FASEB MARC Program approved" SROP Host Mentor.
Are you a graduating college senior
in need of additional research skills and academic training prior to applying to graduate school? Check out the list of NIH-funded Postbaccalaureate Research Education Programs (PREP)
that are currently recruiting underrepresented minorities who hold a recent baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant science.
PREP participants work as apprentice scientists in a preceptor's laboratory and participate in student development and education activities. This program is expected to strengthen the research skills and academic competitiveness of participants for pursuit of a graduate degree while also stimulating them to have an interest in addressing the health problems that disproportionately affect minorities and the medically underserved in the United States.
Interested in hosting an undergraduate student or post-baccalaureate in your lab for a summer research experience?
The FASEB MARC Program is compiling a list of students
who are seeking assistance in identifying a potential SROP Mentor/Institution for a summer research experience for the Summer of 2012
. Please view our list of interested students
and feel free to contact the students if you have a summer research opportunity available to offer the students. (Copies of the resumes and contact information are available online.)
Travel and Subsistence Awards
The FASEB MARC Program strives to develop the best research opportunities for undergraduate students from underrepresented groups by providing financial support for students to visit, learn, and participate in new research techniques at prominent research laboratories and institutions during the productive summer “recess” periods. We have been able to accomplish this initiative by establishing alliances with several research universities, institutions, and laboratories with established summer research opportunity programs. Our program provides funding to supplement and/or cover the travel and subsistence (transportation, lodging, and per diem) expenses for the underrepresented students who have been selected to participate in summer research opportunity programs at several host universities, institutions, and laboratories. In addition, we also provide funding to support the participation of the SROP student to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students meeting or a FASEB Member Society Annual/Regional Meeting.
Eligibility and Requirements: Student
All student award recipients must be USA Citizens or Permanent Residents (‘green card’) of the USA, and must reside within the USA or USA territories. Effective July 14, 2011, proof of USA Citizenship or USA Permanent Residency will be required for all SROP students considered for FASEB MARC support.
All full-time students majoring in a biomedical or behavioral science category, and meeting the citizenship/residency requirements at accredited postsecondary minority institutions
are eligible for funding consideration. Full-time underrepresented* students majoring in a biomedical or behavioral science category, and meeting the citizenship/residency requirements at accredited majority institutions are also eligible for funding consideration.
Majors that fall under biomedical and behavioral science categories include: biochemistry, bioengineering, biology, cell biology, chemistry, genetics, mathematics, microbiology, neurobiology, physics, physiology and some parts of psychology and sociology.
All student award recipients must be accepted to participate in a summer research experience at an accredited university/institution that is not their home university/institution. (i.e. An SROP faculty mentor at "University of X" may not apply for funding to support a "University of X" student for a summer research experience at "University of X.")
Undergraduate students who are MARC, RISE or McNair Scholars at their home universities/institutions are not eligible to be supported by FASEB MARC Program funds.
Notice for MARC Scholars: Through their scholarships/program appointments at their home universities/institutions, MARC Scholars receive summer research funding support to participate in summer research experiences at other universities/institutions. Please contact the MARC Program Director at the undergraduate student’s home university/institution for more information.
* Qualified groups that are identified as being underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences include, but are not limited to: African Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hispanic Americans, American Indians/Native Americans and Natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands (Guam, Hawai'i and America Samoa only.) Qualified undergraduate students must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States of America or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States of America for permanent residence and have in possession a permanent visa (green card) at the time of application submittal. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible for FASEB MARC Program funding.
We are prohibited from providing funds to employees and trainees at federal facilities who receive federal support for their salary/wages. For more information regarding Federal Travel Regulations, visit http://www.gsa.gov
and type in Federal Travel Regulations in the search box.
Eligibility and Requirements: Host Mentor
Applications for students who have applied to and have been officially accepted in a summer research opportunity program must be prepared by the SROP host mentor or designee at the SROP host university, institution or laboratory and submitted to the FASEB MARC Program Office. APPLICATION RECEIPT DEADLINE DATE: May 4, 2012
The application package should include:
**All FASEB MARC Program applications are in MS Word form format.**
The application form (MS Word)
provided by FASEB, including proof of USA citizenship or USA Permanent Residency. NOTE: May 4, 2012 - Application Receipt Deadline Date
A copy of the letter of acceptance or supporting documentation verifying the student’s participation in the program.
An official transcript (a clear photocopy or PDF copy of the official document is acceptable) verifying the students status and grade point average.
A letter of endorsement from the host institution outlining what activities will be undertaken; how the activities will be monitored and evaluated; and the appropriate assurances of the institutional responsibility for appropriate work environment and liability protection.
A list of estimated expenses (transportation, lodging, per diem, etc.), on the provided estimated expense form.
Application Receipt Deadline Date - May 4, 2012: Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Expenses supported by appropriate receipts and documentation will be reimbursed upon completion of the summer program. In addition, an "End of Summer" written report from the SROP student summarizing his/her research experience in the program will be required.
The following expenses will be considered for funding:
Round-trip air travel to and from the summer research program location.
Ground transportation to/from the student’s home, to the airport, and to/from the summer research program location.
Lodging/per diem/meal expenses for a minimum of 4 weeks, and a maximum of 12 weeks during the summer research program duration.
SROP Funding Guidelines
Application Receipt Deadline Date: May 4, 2012
The “host institution” must complete and submit student applications to the MARC Program Office. We will not accept applications directly from students. It is important that the host institution also complete the list of estimated expenses and submit the form along with the SROP application. Once the estimated amount is submitted to our office and approved for funding, there cannot be any increases to that funding amount.
Applications cannot be accepted or funded after the summer program start date.
All communication and correspondence in regard to the sponsorship of the SROP student must be with the MARC Program Office and the Host Mentor/Institution directly.
Any reimbursements will be made directly to the Host Institution once a compiled list of expenses and original receipts are submitted by the host institution, no later than October 1st. In addition, the required "End of Summer" written report from each funded student should also be submitted along with the request for reimbursement.
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT REIMBURSEMENT SUBMITTALS FROM STUDENTS. A sample spreadsheet of how the expenses MUST be submitted is provided directly to the host institution in the confirmation package once the student has been approved for funding.
NOTE: We do not fund the creation of summer programs. The summer program must already exist. When submitting the student application, please enclose information detailing the undergraduate student summer program. This is to ensure the program falls within the scope of our program goals and objectives.
Please be advised: WE DO NOT PAY INDIRECT COSTS.
Reimbursement submittal must be in the FASEB MARC Program office no later than October 1st
with appropriate documentation to receive payment reimbursement. If the funded student does not complete the program in its entirety, we will rescind the SROP support award.
Refer to the Summer Research Opportunity Program application form or contact the FASEB MARC SROP Coordinator, in the FASEB MARC Program Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
SROP Reimbursement Requests/Vouchers must be submitted along with receipts to:
FASEB MARC Program
ATTN: Ms. Lidia Rosas, SROP Coordinator
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814-3998
Email: email@example.com - Tel: 301.634.7021
The FASEB MARC Program is funded by two grants from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. [T36-GM08059 and T36-GM08637]