Delaware Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Summer Scholars

2014 EPSCoR Summer Scholars

Undergraduate Research Internships for students from Delaware EPSCoR partner institutions and collaborating institutions: Delaware State University, Delaware Technical Community College, University of Delaware, Wesley College, Alabama A&M, Florida A&M, Tuskegee University, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

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2013 EPSCoR Summer Scholars

Application deadline: March 3, 2014 for UD Students
Internship dates: June 9 – August 15, 2014

Thank you for your interest in becoming an undergraduate researcher through the National Science Foundation EPSCoR program.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of the major US federal agencies that funds basic and applied science research, and research experiences for undergraduate students.  NSF has funded the Delaware EPSCoR program as a partnership among the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Delaware Technical Community College and Wesley College. In our summer internship program, we will also have visiting students from Alabama A&M, Florida A&M, Tuskegee University, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore.The Delaware EPSCoR program supports university faculty researchers, buys research instrumentation, and funds students, with a particular emphasis on environmentally-relevant research. Visit the EPSCoR website to learn more. Delaware’s NSF EPSCoR program is administered by the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN).  Visit the DENIN website to learn more.

Eligible internship applicants are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application.

Please be sure to read the instructions completely before beginning the application process. You can begin the application process by reading the instructions here.

Below is a list of institutions to which you can apply for your Summer Scholar Internship.

University of Delaware – Contacts:
Jeanette Miller, M.Ed. Associate Director, Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN)
Email: jeanette@udel.edu

Rebekah R. Helton, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Education Programs, Delaware NSF EPSCoR
Email: rrhelton@udel.edu

Delaware State University – Contacts:

Kalpalatha Melmaiee, Ph.D., Research Scientist, CIBER
Email: kmelmaiee@desu.edu

Clytrice Watson, Ph.D., Associate Professor,  Biology
Email: cawatson@desu.edu

Venu (Kal) Kalavacharla, Ph.D., Director, Center for Integrated Biological & Environmental Research (CIBER)
Email: vkalavacharla@desu.edu

Delaware Technical Community College – Contacts:
Virginia Balke, Ph.D., Institutional PI and Biotechnology Instructor
Email: vbalke@dtcc.edu

Wesley College – Contact:
Malcolm D’Souza, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry & Director of Sponsored Research
Email: dsouzama@wesley.edu

NSF LogoFinancial support for the internships is provided through Delaware’s National Science Foundation EPSCoR program, grant number IIA-1301765 and the State of Delaware.

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