2022 SIBS, PARAdiGM, KURE, SURE-GM, Blazer BRAIN, RaCE4Path, and SURE Application


Directions

To complete this online application you will need to have the following ready to upload since it is not possible to save your application and come back to complete it at a later time.

1. Statement of Academic Interest and Career Goals. Describe your previous research experience (if any), scientific areas of interest, hobbies, and future education and career goals. Two pages maximum - PDF uploads best.

2. Resume - PDF uploads best.

3. Contact Information for faculty who are writing your letters of recommendation (name, institution/department, email address). When inputting email addresses, they should be typed in - do not copy and paste.

4. Transcript: To maintain your privacy, transcripts should not be uploaded. Instead, please mail or email yours to the address below. We accept official or unofficial transcripts, and they should include Fall 2021 grades. You should not wait for it to become available before you submit your application - transcripts can be sent in separately any time prior to the February 11th deadline. If you are accepted to the program you will be asked to submit an official transcript at that time.

Mail to:
Physician Scientist Development Office
UAB SOM Undergraduate Summer Research Programs
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAB 912 Building, Suite 169A
912 18th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294

Email to: sibs@uab.edu

 

Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility for the UAB SOM Undergraduate Research Programs varies based on the aims of the individual programs and funding sources. Specifically, SIBS, PARAdiGM, SPIN, and KURE are restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors (i.e., graduating December 2022 or later) who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents. Whereas, SURE-GM is only open to sophomores (i.e., rising juniors) who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents. In comparison, the SURE program prefers applicants be sophmores or juniors who are U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.  

Additionally, the following applies:

  • KURE applicants that demonstrate an interest in kidney research will be given preference

  • PARAdiGM is restricted to students from disadvantaged or under-represented minority backgrounds. Students enrolled at UAB are not eligibile. 

  • SIBS is not open to students enrolled at UAB. 

  • SURE-GM is restricted to students from disadvantaged or under-represented minority backgrounds who are currently enrolled at an Alabama HBCU

  • Blazer BRAIN is open to under-represented minorities and students. 

Eligible students may apply to any one or all programs by checking their program of interest (Up to 3 programs).

If you would like more information about the summer programs, please click here to be directed to the PSDO Undergraduate Student Research Opportunities webpage. 

Please select all programs of interest

Please enter your first name.

Please enter your last name.

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Please enter your 10 digit telephone number. Be sure to include dashes. (Ex. 123-456-7890)

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Demographics

Please complete this section accordingly.

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Disadvantaged Status

"Disadvantaged" has many meanings - common topics include lacking financial resources, lacking sufficient social or environmental resources, or facing cultural or racial adversity. Rather than a checklist, we want to know your story. Just make sure to keep it to 100 words or less.

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Letters of Recommendation

Please request letters of recommendation from two faculty members who best know your academic work. Enter their names and email addresses below and they will be contacted to submit their letters to us online. Letters of recommendation must be confidential.

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Statement of Academic Interest

In your statement of academic interest please include details on why you are interested in the individual summer programs you selected. For example, if interested in KURE, describe your interest in Kidney research and/or nephrology.

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If you have selected "SURE" program as a program of interest at the beginging of this form, please upload your response to the SURE Essay question. (In doc., docx. or pdf format)

SURE Essay:
At a maximum of 2-3 pages, single spaced, with one-inch margins, and 12 point font, prepare an essay that addresses the following topics:

  1. Brief personal background 

  2. Interest in the program

  3. Career Interests

  4. Why you feel you are uniquely deserving of the opportunity above others

  5. Discuss an experience from your past that you feel demonstrates your greatest strengths 

If you have selected "SURE" program as a program of interest please upload your response to the SURE Essay question. (doc., docx. or pdf format)

If you ahve selected to apply to the BLazer BRAIN Program, please click the link below and take the Grit Scale Survey. Once you have taken the survey please enter your score into the text below. 

Grit Scale Survery: https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-scale/

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Please note the contact information provided on this application may also be used for recruiting purposes for future programs. If you do not wish for us to contact you in the future with graduate, professional school, or related programs – you can opt out by choosing this box.

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