2020 SIBS, PARAdiGM, SURE-GM, SPIN, KURE 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 2019 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 15th 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
University of Alabama at Birmingham
SHEL 121
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham AL 35294-2182

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 2020 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.

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

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

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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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