Program in Biology Newsletter


Below are a couple of upcoming announcements:

2023 Fred Hutch Summer Undergraduate Research Program
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) hosts a summer internship that is designed to provide biomedical research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students of rising senior status. We would appreciate your help promoting the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) among students at the University of Michigan.
About the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
The SURP is an intensive, 9-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for rising-senior undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students will:

  • Complete an independent research project;
  • Attend weekly research seminars;
  • Participate in professional development workshops designed to facilitate the preparation of competitive applications for graduate/medical school;
  • Present their findings at a competitive poster session

The program will run from Monday, June 12Friday, August 11, 2023. An online application for the 2023 SURP is now available on the SURP website.

The application deadline is midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 6, 2023. Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 13, 2023.

Student Opportunities for AIDS/HIV Research

Are you interested in…

Conducting paid research?
Going to graduate school for a PhD?
Uplifting minoritized communities?
Student Opportunities for AIDS/HIV Research (SOAR) is a two-year intensive academic and research program for rising juniors focused on HIV-related behavioral and social science research.

Rising juniors are encouraged to apply for fall 2023. The deadline to apply is March 14, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

About SOAR

Mentored Research:

work closely with multidisciplinary faculty mentor during the academic year + a summer research experience

Graduate School Prep:

hands-on support with PhD/graduate school applications, test prep, and funding

Meaningful Connections:

join a tight-knit student cohort and get connected with world-renowned researchers across the U.S.

Learn more about SOAR


  • Undergraduates at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor who will have junior standing in the fall
  • Students who are interested in behavioral and social science research related to HIV/AIDS, especially among sexual and gender minority communities and/or communities of color
  • Students who are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in behavioral and social sciences

We especially encourage applications from individuals that have been historically underrepresented in social science research. This may include:

  • students who identify as sexual or gender minorities (LGBTQIA+);
  • individuals who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/a/x, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander;
  • individuals with disabilities;
  • and/or first-generation college students.

How to Apply:

  • Applications will open in January and are due March 14, 2023.
Learn more about the application


**A member of the SOAR admin team or a current SOAR scholar can come speak to your class or student organization (in-person or virtually).**

Please contact program coordinator Heidi Bennett at to request a guest speaker or with any other questions!

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