MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

Options: Amgen Scholars Program - Information for MIT Students

The Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is open to all MIT undergraduates, with or without research experience.

If you have little to no background in research, the program will allow you to develop and hone research skills, and help you become better acquainted with MIT faculty.

If you have experience as an undergraduate researcher, the program provides an opportunity to further enhance your skills, and the opportunity to mentor students from other universities who are new to the MIT research community.

This page outlines Program information for MIT undergraduates interested in applying, including:

You are encouraged to read through this information and contact us with any questions.

Research Opportunities

Each Amgen Scholar will be placed in a MIT department or interdisciplinary area that supports science and biotechnology research. These areas potentially include: Biological Engineering, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, the Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Health Sciences and Technology, Mechanical Engineering (for bioengineering/biotechnology only), and the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory.

In some cases, MIT undergraduates already conducting research with MIT faculty in relevant areas may continue these collaborations as Amgen Scholars.

Placements will be made based on student interests and available spaces. While each Amgen Scholar will be assigned to a specific MIT faculty member, supervision and guidance may also be provided by others associated with the professor’s lab, including research scientists and post-doctoral associates. All assignments are full time (approximately 40 hours a week).

Educational Activities

In addition to full-time research positions, the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program will offer a number of educational activities for participating students, including:

Activities and details on these events are subject to change.

Compensation, Room and Board

The following benefits for Amgen Scholars will be covered by a grant from the Amgen Foundation:

Applying to the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program

Apply now for the summer 2017 program!

Deadline to apply is February 1, 2017.


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