The HHMI International Research Opportunities for Undergraduates program provides allows students to spend a summer working in the lab of one HHMI International Research Scholar. Available projects are all related in some way to biomedical questions, but opportunities exist in a wide range of disciplines.
Last year Trinity students Krista Prato Matthews and Kelly Rainbolt worked in labs in Portugal and Hungary, respectively.
Trinity’s HHMI program will support the participation of two students with a $3,750 stipend, travel subsidies, insurance, registration, and all room expenses (food isn’t included). Participating students will also receive 1 semester hour of Trinity credit tuition-free.
HHMI director Mark Brodl points out that:
For many science students it isn’t possible to spend an entire semester studying abroad. This HHMI program provides an excellent opportunity to go abroad over the summer and work in the lab of a world-class scientist. On top of it, TU-HHMI provides a stipend, round-trip travel, housing, insurance, and one semester hour of academic credit. Pretty hard to beat. The most competitive applicants have a research experience under their belts already (ideally a previous summer). While the experience is a tremendous amount of fun, it is also serious work, and the student is representing Trinity University.
Applications for the 2009 placements must be submitted by December 1, 2008, to Kimberly Messersmith, TU-HHMI Grant Coordinator (CLS 212). Students wishing to participate should ask one of their science professors to nominate them. Please contact Ms. Messersmith for an application form.