BIOL 395/395H/495 Application

Undergraduate Research course. In order to apply for this course you need to already have identified a research faculty (Principal Investigator i.e. PI). If the PI is not a biology faculty, you also need to identify a biology faculty that will serve as your biology research faculty sponsor.

For your first or third semester of doing BIOL 395/395H/495, you are required write a 10-page paper (including graphs and photos) in a scientific paper format based on your research work. If you are doing your 2nd semester of BIOL 395/395H, you will need to prepare a research poster and turn in an abstract summarizing your research work.

Prerequisites: Must have completed BIOL 201 or 202, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Credit Hours: Variable (1-3). Full 3 hrs. credit require 10 weekly hours of research.

Counts as: Experiential Education credit. 3-5 credit hours of research may be counted as one biology elective; 6 credit hours may be counted as one one biology elective with Lab. BIOL 495 does NOT count as an upper level course towards the major.

Email address *
First name *
Last name *
PID number *
PI (Principal Investigator- that's the head of the lab you are joining) - First name *
PI- Last name *
PI- department *
PI- email address *
Biology faculty sponsor (if applicable)- First name *
Biology faculty sponsor (if applicable)- Last name *
Biology faculty sponsor (if applicable)- email address *
My 1st /2nd major is Biology *
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Applying for *
Applying for which semester? *
Applying for how many credits? (note- only 3 credit hours count as a biology elective towards the major. 3 credit hours in fall or spring semester = 10-12 hours of research each week; 3 credit hours in one summer session = 27 hours of research each week) *
Class when doing this research *
Completed BIOL 202 during which semester? *
Completed BIOL 201 during which semester? *
Cumulative GPA *
Total BIOL research credit hours completed so far (including current semester) *
In a few sentences, describe the proposed research (ask your PI to send you this description) *
Check with your PI the answer to this question- Will the student’s research involve work with Infectious Agents or Clinical Samples? If the answer is positive you need to - 1) fill out the IA form found here - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1POnQL5kFkNQLq_5yE2fdUnkClvjo31Ja/view?usp=sharing and 2) contact Dr. Ann Matthysse at matthysse@bio.unc.edu and schedule an online meeting in the beginning of the semester so she can provide the relevant safety guidelines. When you contact her, attach your IA form. *
NC Honor Pledge: I certify that all information contained in this application is accurate and I agree to fulfill all my responsibilities as a Biology undergraduate researcher. My research will be will be done with the full knowledge of the PI of the Lab and my Biology sponsor (full-time BIOL faculty member). I will receive no unauthorized assistance in the completion of my research and the required final paper or abstract. (Check below before submitting application) *
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After you receive a copy of your responses, please keep your copy. We recommend to give a copy to your PI and Biology Sponsor *
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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