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Program Basics

Welcome to your first source for info on UNC’s Howard Hughes Medical Institute Future Scientists and Clinicians (HHMI-FSC) undergraduate fellowship program! This is a program for Carolina Covenant Scholars who want to do biomedical research at UNC during the upcoming 2014 summer. Fellowship awardees will receive $5,000 to work in the lab full-time (40 hours/week) for ten weeks, starting in mid-May and going until late July. We are now accepting applications.

Since 2011, HHMI-FSC fellowships have been awarded to Carolina Covenant Scholars to undertake full-time research under the guidance of faculty advisors and graduate student or postdoc co-mentors. In addition to carrying out research in the lab, undergraduate fellows attend weekly meetings with their peers where they work on a range of skills necessary for success in science, including effective communication about their own research to people with varying levels of scientific expertise. Fellows also have an opportunity to visit a biotech company or government research facility in Research Triangle Park.

In past years, fellowships were awarded for two consecutive summers. Unfortunately, we will NOT be able to offer the full fellowship program for two summers as we have done in the past. During the summer of 2015, we may be able to offer financial support to students from the 2014 HHMI-FSC cohort on a case by case basis, but, as of January 2014, the weekly workshops and journal clubs series will not be offered.

The FSC program is offered through UNC’s Office for Undergraduate Research and is part of a broader Science Learning Communities program that is supported by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education Program.

Last updated 2/6/14



FSC fellows visit the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park (July, 2013)


FSC fellows visit Advanced Liquid Logic in Research Triangle Park (July, 2012)