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Undergraduate Student Summer Research Award recipients announced for the 2012 FASEB MARC summer research opportunity program
Date:6/28/2012

Bethesda, MD FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced undergraduate student award recipients for the 2012 FASEB MARC Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP). The FASEB MARC Program provide travel and subsistence awards for undergraduate students from underrepresented groups for summer research experiences in the laboratories of FASEB society members who serve as summer research mentors for the students. The FASEB MARC SROP provides funding to cover the travel and subsistence (transportation, lodging, and per diem) expenses for the undergraduate students, and contributes $500 towards the cost for the students' lab expenses. In addition, travel award funding is also available later in the year for the SROP students and their summer research mentors to participate in the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) or an annual meeting of one of the FASEB member societies.

This year the FASEB MARC Program is sponsoring summer research experiences for 48 undergraduate students at 12 SROP host institutions for a total of $182,431. Thirty-six SROP mentors representing 12 FASEB member societies will be providing summer research experiences for the students over a ten-to-twelve-week period.

The FASEB MARC Program is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. A primary goal of the MARC Program is to increase the number and competitiveness of underrepresented minorities engaged in biomedical and behavioral research.

2012 FASEB MARC Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

List of SROP Host Mentors and FASEB MARC-Sponsored Undergraduate SROP Students

Howard University University
SROP Mentor: Georges Haddad [ASIP member]
SROP Student: Krystal Ealy, Syracuse University

Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute
SROP Mentor: Dr. Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena [GSA member]
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Contact: Jacquelyn Roberts
marcsrop@faseb.org
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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