The 2024 M-SURE program will support ten undergraduate trainees for a 12 week summer research experience with mentors from an outstanding pool of faculty investigators engaged in cutting-edge basic and clinical research related to the NIDDK mission, especially diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases.
Each student is matched, based on their interests, to a laboratory participating in M-SURE, led by a faculty mentor of the Molecular & Integrative Physiology Department and/or the Caswell Diabetes Institute at the University of Michigan. Faculty are all committed to undergraduate training and use broad approaches to improve our understanding of obesity, diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic diseases.
To enhance our M-SURE trainees’ experience, there will be a weekly lecture series highlighting the physiology of diabetes, endocrinology & metabolism. Additional presentations will focus on how to develop a career in biomedical research, and responsible conduct of research. Trainees will give a final oral presentation of their work at the end of summer Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. We are excited to provide training and mentorship opportunities in basic/foundational and translational research to help develop the next generation of highly accomplished biomedical scholars interested in NIDDK-related areas of biomedical research and discovery.
The funding amount for 2024 will be $7200, pre-tax, for twelve weeks of full-time work from May 28 through August 16. The start and/or end date of the fellowship may be shifted slightly to accommodate overlap with the academic year at home institutions, if necessary.
Students who are currently enrolled at any degree granting university or college are eligible to apply. Preference is given to those students interested in a career in research. Funding is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.