AY 2018-19 Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines - CREST Scholars Program
This is the electronic application for the 2018-19 CREST Scholars at the NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM) at UC Merced.

-- Conduct research with a CCBM faculty of your choice for at least 10 hours per week (beginning Fall 2018 semester, ending finals week Spring 2019 semester)

-- Participate in CREST Scholars Research Symposium (April 2019)

-- Prep for applications for internships, jobs and grad school (one Saturday morning each month from October 2018 - April 2019, dates TBA)

Directions to apply for the CREST Scholars Program:
1. Identify CCBM faculty you would like to do research with during AY 2018-19 (Review CCBM faculty here: http://ccbm.ucmerced.edu/research.html)
2. Fill out this electronic application
3. Email unofficial transcripts to ncole2@ucmerced.edu (pdf only, in combined format if necessary)

NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE! *Applications & transcripts are now due by 11:59PM on Saturday, September 15, 2018*

For questions, please contact CCBM Programs Manager, Nora M. Cole: ncole2@ucmerced.edu or (209) 228-3603


University of California, Merced
NSF-CREST Center for Cellular & Biomolecular Machines
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

Email address *
NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines
General Information
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Please provide the best phone number(s) to contact you: *
Include area code
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip Code *
Student Background Information
Are you an undergrad at UC Merced? *
Scholarships only available to UC Merced undergraduates.
Have you previously participated in a CCBM program, event or workshop? If yes, please explain.
Do you plan to apply to graduate school? *
Select one.
Current Level in College *
Expected Graduation Date *
Major(s) *
Minor(s) *
Personal Background Information
Gender *
Ethnicity (NSF Categories) *
Select one only.
Race (NSF Categories) *
Select all that apply.
Disability Status (NSF Categories): *
Select "yes" if any of the following apply: deaf or serious difficulty hearing, blind or serious difficulty seeing even with glasses, serious difficulty walking or climbing, other serious disability related to a physical, mental, or emotional condition.
Citizenship *
Select one only. Per NSF Guidelines, funding is only available to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents. Those that are not U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents can still apply to be CREST Scholars and are encouraged to do so.
What is the highest level of education for either parent/guardian?
Research Interests
Thrust Areas *
Rank your preferred Thrust Area for research (i.e. 1 is first choice, 2 is second choice, 3 is third choice): 1. Biomolecular Machines; 2. Macromolecular Assemblies and Hybrid Devices; 3. Cellular and Multicellular Systems
Faculty Interest *
List the preferred faculty lab(s) you'd like to work in. You may identify your top choice faculty in your statement of interest. http://ccbm.ucmerced.edu/research.html
Do you have any research experience outside of coursework/classroom research? *
Resumé/CV *
Please provide your resumé or CV in PDF form. (Other formats will not be accepted.)
300-word Statement of Interest *
Please provide your statement of research interests including thrust area preference in PDF form. (Other formats will not be accepted.)
Contact Information of One Reference *
Please provide the contact information for one reference. (name, title, relation to you, email, phone number)
How did you hear about the 2018-19 CREST Scholars Research Fellowship Program? *
I understand that the $1,200/semester award will be initiated at the end of each semester after I complete each semester's CREST Scholars Program requirements. *
I understand that my status as a CREST Scholar for the 2019 Spring semester will require approval from my PI. *
CREST Scholars attend Saturday morning workshops during the academic year beginning October 2018 and ending April 2019. Please confirm you will be able to attend one Saturday morning workshop a month in the 9am-12pm range. (workshops dates soon announced; 7 workshops total) *
I will apply to REU programs for Summer 2019. *
CREST Scholars that will not graduate in May 2019 will have the opportunity to receive priority placement in partner summer REU programs; all CREST Scholars are encouraged to take advantage of priority placement opportunities and to apply to several REU summer programs.
I am willing to accept a spot in a summer REU program if an offer is made to me. *
CREST Scholars must apply to summer REU's of interest and must be willing to accept offer if accepted into program, if not graduating in May 2019.
In order to complete your application, please email your unofficial transcript (pdf only, in combined format if necessary) by September 15th to CCBM Programs Manager: ncole2@ucmerced.edu
You may be required to submit your official transcripts, if you are selected as a finalist.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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