Summer URS - Springboard Eureka! Scholarship for Biological Sciences majors (Hong Kong)

ELIGIBILITY: Biological Sciences majors ONLY. Citizenship – US Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Dream Act Eligible/AB540. Class standing — must be junior or senior standing (90+ units). Career interest — must be interested in pursuing an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D.

Promotes engagement in _basic _and translational biology by facilitating students’ participation in research opportunities at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Students will be matched with a lab to do clinical and basic research at CUHK for 8 weeks (late June-mid August). A research paper and an oral presentation at the UC San Diego Summer Research Conference (August 16-17) will also be required at the end of the program. Students will receive a $5,000 stipend for the summer to cover all expenses, including airfare, room, and board. Room and board will be at S.H. Ho College (CUHK) while in Hong Kong. All activities will be in English, no additional language requirement needed.

Supplemental Questions
  1. URS Springboard! HK - Letter of Recommendation Writer Contact Information

    Please enter the name and email of your reference letter writer ASAP. This person should be someone who can discuss your potential for research and interest in a medical career. Once this information is entered and saved, our office will send an auto-email to your recommender requesting their recommendation. Please speak to your recommender for authorization before you enter their contact information. Read the instructions very carefully and follow-up with your letter writer to confirm their receipt of the auto-emails. Applications without a letter of recommendation will not be reviewed.

    Applying for more than one Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) opportunity? This program is different than other URS opportunities in that your letter writer will not oversee your research over the summer since you will be in Hong Kong if you are awarded this opportunity. If you wish to have the same faculty write a letter for all URS scholarship opportunities, please notify him/her that this opportunity (URS Springboard Eureka! Hong Kong) will require a separate letter to be uploaded. You are welcome to provide a unique recommender's name and contact information for each opportunity that you are applying for.
    • A. Letter writer's name and email address
    • B. Letter Writer's Department (if a professor at UC San Diego), otherwise choose "Not Applicable (N/A)" at the bottom of the list)
  2. URS Springboard HK - Statement of Interest

    Explain how your participation in the Springboard Eureka! Research Abroad Scholarship in Hong Kong Program can help you achieve your educational and career goals. Please describe how your skills and experiences will allow you to conduct the kind of research you intend to pursue during the summer. You should also provide an explanation of the kinds of skills, experiences, and / or professional relationships you hope to develop as a result of your participation in the Springboard Eureka! Research Abroad Scholarship Program. Include information on any prior research experiences you've had, as well as why you wish to participate in this particular program. Please do not exceed 1000 words.
  3. URS Springboard HK - Relevant Courses

    List three relevant courses taken during the past year.
    • 1A. Course #1
    • 1B. Grade for Course #1
    • 2A. Course #2
    • 2B. Grade for Course #2
    • 3A. Course #3
    • 3B. Grade for Course #3
  4. URS Eureka! - CV upload

    Please upload your CV and make sure it includes these categories (if applicable):
    • Employment history - List Employment While in College
    • College-level Awards and Honors
    • College-level Extracurricular Activities
    • College-level Volunteer and Community Service
  5. URS Springboard HK - Passport information

    • a. Passport Number -- If you do not yet have a passport, please note that you will need to apply for one if you are selected for this opportunity. In this situation, please enter the phrase "will apply for one by March 30".
    • b. Passport Expiration Date
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