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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology regularly gets announcements from organizations outside the University describing opportunities for undergraduates. These include opportunities for research experience (including summer research programs), education, or professional development. This message board lists these announcements as we receive them. For more information, please contact the website or individual listed.

Paid Summer Research Programs

Applications are now being accepted for paid summer research programs!  Most programs offer both a stipend and housing and travel support.  Programs range across all STEM disciplines and all areas of the country.  Please visit the following sites:

Postbac Research Experience Opportunity

The University of California, San Francisco has a fabulous program for providing full-time research positions to recently graduated undergrads from underrepresented identities.  The UCSF NIH Diversity Supplement Matchmaking Event is an extremely popular event that is typically attended by over 100 UCSF faculty who are looking to hire research technicians.  Any scholars who would be eligible for an NIH Diversity Supplement and are interested in working at UCSF as a research technician at the postbaccalaureate level are strongly encouraged to apply.

STEM scholarships & fellowships | PathwaysToScience.org

PathwaysToScience.org has over 70 portable scholarships and fellowships posted on their site. These include undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc level funding opportunities with an emphasis on increasing diversity in STEM.

Undergraduate scholarships and tips and resources for applying: https://pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.aspx

Graduate fellowships and resources for applying: https://pathwaystoscience.org/Grad.aspx

Postdoc funding and resources: https://pathwaystoscience.org/Postdocs_Portal.aspx

A quick video tutorial on using their advanced search functions to find funding opportunities can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKsAGk8dAw&t=16s

Students who would like assistance in searching their database of funding opportunities can email Liv Detrick (ldetrick@ibparticipation.org) with your level of study, disciplinary interests, and any other relevant requirements.

Join the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Club!

Join the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Club! We are a community of Biochemistry majors at the University of Iowa here to help you succeed. We have events throughout the year geared towards academic success and support, professional development, fostering valuable relationships with department faculty, and much more!

Some of our events include:

  • Picnic with Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Research Poster Sessions
  • Professor Presentations and Q&A
  • Undergraduate Researcher Shadowing
  • Study Groups and Tutoring
  • Science Movie Night/Game Night

If you have any questions or would like more information, please reach out to our club officers! Contact information can be found on our webpage.


Postings on this website are not necessarily endorsed by the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department or the University of Iowa. They are intended for the use of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Majors at the University of Iowa.