SUMMER 2018 - Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program - Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines at the University of California, Merced
This is the application for the 2018 CREST Summer Research Fellowship for undergraduate researchers currently working in CCBM faculty or CCBM-affiliated faculty labs at the University of California, Merced.

-- UC Merced undergraduates must have approval from PI before applying
-- UC Merced undergraduates must have 3.0 minimum GPA at end of Fall 2017 semester
-- Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident to receive funding, per NSF guidelines

Program Details:
-- 25-30 hours/week research for 9-weeks
-- $2,500 stipend
-- workshops and professional development sessions
-- Monday, June 3 - Friday, August 3

Strongly encouraged to apply: Students from underrepresented groups, women, and students with disabilities.

Directions to apply for the 2018 CREST Summer Research Fellowship Program:
1. Fill out this electronic application
2. Upload CV
3. Upload 250-word statement of interest (MUST BE SIGNED BY PI)

DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 2

Please contact Nora M. Cole, CCBM Programs Manager with any questions:
(209) 228-3603

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

Email address *
General Information
First Name *
Last Name *
Phone Number *
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip Code *
Student Background Information
Are you an undergrad at UC Merced? *
Fellowships are available to UC Merced undergraduates only.
Do you plan to apply to graduate school? *
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.
Research Preferences
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/PI Interest *
List the preferred faculty lab(s) you'd like to work in.
Has PI of interest approved your participation in 2018 CREST Summer Research Fellowship Program? *
Do you have any research experience outside of coursework/classroom research? *
Are you currently working in a lab? (If yes, whose?) *
CV, Statement of Interest, and Reference Information
CV *
Please provide your CV in PDF form. (Other formats will not be accepted.)
250-word Statement of Interest *
Please provide your statement of research interests including thrust area preference and lab preference. (PDF only. Other formats will not be accepted.) PI MUST SIGN IN ORDER FOR APPLICATION TO BE COMPLETE. Statements of Interest that are not signed 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)
Additional Questions
How did you hear about the 2018 CREST Summer Research Fellowship? *
Please be as specific as possible.
I understand that the $2,500 award will be initiated at the end of the summer after I complete program requirements. *
Questions or Comments?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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