The intent of the Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowship program is to encourage students to pursue a career as a basic research scientist. Research hosts and students must be members in good standing of the APS at the time of application.

The Fellowships provide:

  • Continued hands-on research experience in the lab of an established investigator
  • Networking with and peer mentoring other undergraduates interested in biomedical research
  • Further exploration of the nature of research and how scientists think about their specific question
  • Further exploration of career options and what it takes to be successful in those careers
  • Answers to students' career questions by experienced physiology researchers and educators
  • Opportunity to attend a national scientific meeting with 12,000 other scientists and present your research
  • Opportunity to write a draft manuscript and participate in an online APS course on writing and reviewing for scientific journals.
  • Opportunities to provide feedback on the program or suggest changes or enhancements

Fellows receive:

  • $4,000 summer stipend to the student (10 weeks support, paid directly to the student)
  • up to $1,300 travel award/reimbursement to the student to attend and present at the Experimental Biology meeting.

Research hosts receive:

  • $300 unrestricted grant, typically used for lab expenses, student activities, etc. (no overhead allowed)