South Carolina IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence
SC INBRE is funded through a $18.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and is comprised of 14 member institutions which aims to increase the research capacity in the biomedical sciences across the state. As a member institution, USC Upstate will receive more than $500,000 to support a summer research program called ER(Up)T (Engaged Research and Training at Upstate) from 2020-2025.
ER(Up)T: Engaged Research and Training at Upstate
ER(Up)T provides an opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences (biology, chemistry, pre-professional) to participate in faculty-mentored research projects during the summer at USC Upstate. In addition to the faculty-mentored research projects, students will participate in enrichment activities that are designed to help inform and prepare students for opportunities in their chosen field. The ER(Up)T program will include multiple workshops designed to help students not only learn about exciting opportunities in the sciences but also build impressive applications and resumes for future professional, graduate school, and job applications.
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The deadline to apply for the 2023 ER(Up)T Summer Program is Friday, February 23!
Who is eligible?
Simply put – any continuing USC Upstate Student! Unfortunately, students graduating in Spring or Summer 2024 are not eligible.
The program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences including biology, chemistry, and all pre-professional tracks (pre-med, pre-dental, etc.). If you are not sure about your future goals and want to know what opportunities there are with a biology or chemistry degree, apply for this program!
Students from underrepresented groups (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders) and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
How do I apply?
Before you apply, we suggest that you discuss research projects with participating USC Upstate faculty that you may be interested in working with. This will greatly increase your chances to be selected into the program. It is advised that you should contact faculty members directly to schedule a meeting to further discuss research opportunities. You will be asked to rank your top two choices in the application – so please, reach out to multiple participating faculty mentors.
Below are the participating faculty, their contact information, field of research, and a link to a short introductory video.