Undergraduate Students

Washington University and the School of Medicine offer a variety of research programs for undergraduate students.

The Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) at Washington University offers several summer research programs for undergraduate students, including:

  • Amgen Scholars Program: In the Amgen Scholars Program, scholars will engage in a 10-week independent research project under the mentorship of faculty at Washington University. Applications from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the sciences (African Americans, Latin Americans, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders) are strongly encouraged to apply. We also encourage students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and those who attend small liberal arts colleges to apply.
  • BioMedRAP (Biomedical Research Apprentice Program): The BioMedRAP is designed to recruit exceptional students interested in careers in biological and biomedical sciences with an intensive 10-week laboratory experience at Washington University, one of the top research institutions in the nation. Students who have had prior research experience and are currently enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate program are encouraged to apply to BioMedRAP.
  • Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (BP-ENDURE): Participants will engage in an independent research project under the mentorship of Washington University faculty while also working with outstanding faculty mentors at their home institutions. All levels of undergraduates are eligible and participants do not have to have prior research experience. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident studying at a U.S. undergraduate program.
  • Cellular and Developmental Biology Research Apprenticeship Program (CD-BioRAP): Participants will engage in a 10-week independent research project under the mentorship of faculty at Washington University. Those who do not have prior research experience, are interested in non-mammalian research, are U.S. citizens and are currently enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate program are encouraged to apply to CD-BioRAP.

Other opportunities at Washington University School of Medicine for undergraduate students include:

  • Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center Summer Opportunities Program: The Summer Opportunities Program is designed to provide students with hands-on cancer research experience for 10 weeks over the summer. Opportunities range from basic science research to clinical research to prevention/control and population research.