About The Program
UW-BioSTEP is a summer research program focused on engaging Washington state undergraduate students from Pacific Northwest Tribal Nations and other historically marginalized communities in biomedical research at the University of Washington. Successful applicants will spend 10 weeks in a laboratory setting working on important biomedical questions, will be exposed to different potential career options in biomedical research, and will present their findings at the UW Undergraduate Symposium at the end of the summer program.
UW-BioSTEP participants benefit from hands-on research experience and close mentorship. They also receive a generous stipend, food allowance, paid housing accommodations, and a transportation allowance for travel to & from UW Seattle.
We especially encourage applicants from the Pacific Northwest Tribal Nations and other systemically marginalized communities in the state of Washington.
· Program dates are June 20 – August 18, 2023. Applicants must be able to commit to these dates in order to apply and be considered for acceptance into the Program.
· Outside of research and the lab, students have the opportunity to explore the sights of Seattle and experience the local culture. For more information, visit the UW’s Visitor Center page.
· Participating faculty are within the Department of Microbiology and Department of Pharmacology
UW-BioSTEP Scholars Criteria
Applicants for the UW BioSTEP must meet these two criteria:
· Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at a university or college in the state of WA
· Looking to gain hands-on research experience in areas of cellular and molecular pharmacology and/or microbiology.
Application deadline was MONDAY, MAY 8TH.
UW-BioSTEP welcomes applications from all members of communities within WA state including those who are underrepresented in sciences due to factors including (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, mental or physical disability, socioeconomic background, 1st generation college student status, DACA recipients, sexual orientation, or gender identity.