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The Application for the Amgen Scholars Program 2014 is now closed!

If you are a Columbia University or Barnard College undergraduate student and wish to be considered for the Amgen Scholars program, you should apply to the SURF program and you will automatically be considered for both programs.

The application will ask you to briefly describe your laboratory experience, career plans, and why you wish to participate in the program.

  • You should ask two people to write you letters of recommendation addressing your suitability for this fellowship. Specify their names and email addresses on the application form and they will receive instructions via email. Be sure to notify them before you fill in their e-mail address. All recommendations must be emailed through the application website by 5pm on February 3rd, 2014. Be sure to submit your application with ample time for the people writing your recommendations to email them by February 3rd.

  • Arrange to have an official transcript mailed to:
    Dr. Alice Heicklen
    744 B Mudd Bldg., MC2454
    Columbia University
    1212 Amsterdam Ave.
    New York, NY 10027

  • Acceptance into the Amgen scholars program requires that you:

    • Work in the designated lab for 10 weeks following Memorial Day
    • Check the email you applied to the program with regularly
    • Not have participated in Amgen Scholars previously
    • Adhere to the Amgen Scholars Program/Columbia University Code of Conduct
    • Not work, volunteer, or study anywhere else during the term of the Program
    • Live in housing provided by the Columbia University Amgen Scholars Program
    • Participate in the seminar on scientific communication skills
    • Present your research during a weekly meeting
    • Submit a research article of your findings as an electronic file in pdf form, signed by principal investigator
    • Attend the Amgen Scholars National Symposium in California, the third weekend in July
    • Adhere to the Amgen Scholars Program/Columbia University Code of Conduct
    • Complete all surveys related to the Amgen Scholars Program, both during and following completion of the Program
    • Inform us of any graduate school program you are accepted into
    • Report any additional fellowships or sources of Summer funding
    • Notify us of any published articles on which your name appears that concern research you performed during the Amgen Scholars Program
    • Discuss lab results during a weekly lab meeting at least once during the summer
    • Not have a bachelor's degree
    • Are a U.S. citizen with documented proof of citizenship

Unfortunately, we receive many more applications than we have fellowships available. If you submit an application but are not accepted into the program, you may submit an application in future years.