MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

Options: Amgen Scholars Program - Information for Non-MIT Students

The Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is open to undergraduates enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and other U.S. Territories.

Whether or not you have research experience, the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites you to come to MIT to join a a vibrant research community and collaborate with leading scholars and researchers.

This page provides Program information for undergraduates outside of MIT interested in participating, including:

Please review this information and contact us with any questions.


Research Opportunities

Amgen Scholars will be assigned to one of several MIT departments or interdisciplinary areas that traditionally support science and biotechnology research, potentially including: 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.

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 graduate students and post-doctoral associates. All assignments are full time (approximately 40 hours a week).


Educational Activities

In addition to full-time research positions, Amgen Scholars also take part in a variety of interesting educational activities, including:

Activities and details are subject to change.


Compensation, Room and Board, and Campus Amenities

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

In addition, Amgen Scholars coming from outside universities will be provided an MIT ID and be given full privileges at the Institute, including access to libraries, athletic and recreational facilities, and dining areas. Moreover, they will have access to all open meetings, presentations, performances, lectures, and other community activities taking place on campus.


Applying to the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program

Deadline to apply was February 3, 2014.