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Summer 2024 Research Experience

May 19, 2024-July 27, 2024

Location: The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Benefits include a $5680 stipend, on-campus housing within walking distance to all activities, UA visiting scholar/student status with campus ID and free access to UA library resources, participation in cutting-edge research, and close interaction with top-notch faculty.

Activities include summer research and training with UA faculty, chemistry labs to build knowledge, professional development, and a research conference. Click here to access to our faculty advisors and research topics.

Eligibility: Students* currently enrolled in Stillman College, Fort Valley State University, and Jackson State University majoring in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, physics or engineering.

*International Students: International students currently enrolled full-time at a US academic institution located in the United States may be eligible to apply. International students must hold a valid visa status that will allow full participation in the program.  For international students on an F-1 visa, they must be authorized either under Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT), and for students on a J-1 student visa, they must authorized under Academic Training (AT) to participate in any of the summer programs listed above. If admitted, students must immediately submit the following documents to UA: passport, visa, I-94, and I-20 authorizing CPT or EAD Card for OPT or J-1 DS-2019 authorizing AT or other visa documentation that allows participation. F-1 an J-1 student visa holders should contact the International Student Office at your institution to apply for OPT, CPT, or AT authorization.

Please contact your professor(s) listed below if you are interested in this summer program: 

Stillman College: Dr. Tasha L. Drake, Email: and Dr. Reginald Little, Email:    

Fort Valley State University: Dr. Robin Bright, Email: and Dr. Tiffani Holmes, Email:

Students of Jackson State University: Professor Qilin Dai. Email: