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Application Requirements

Students entering their junior or senior year in the Fall of 2015 are eligible to apply. You do not need to be enrolled at Michigan State University to participate, although we will also consider strong applicants from within MSU. Applicants should have a background in behavioral biology and should be majoring in a relevant discipline. We particularly encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups, including people with disabilities. Please note that only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to participate.

To participate in the program, you must be available to work 40 hours per week for the duration of the 10-week program.

How To Apply

Applications should be emailed to ibsb (at) msu (dot) edu. Only applications that are complete at midnight on the deadline date are guaranteed consideration.

Applications must include the following materials, compiled into a single file containing your surname in the file name:

1. A personal statement describing your interests and career goals and the ways in which participation in this program will help you achieve them; limit = 1 page.

2. A brief resume or curriculum vitae that includes your academic and work history. Be sure to include any research experience, laboratory skills, awards, honors, presentations, or extracurricular activities that you would like us to know about. Please note that previous research experience is NOT necessary for a successful application.

3. A copy of your college or university transcripts. Note that transcripts do not have to be official.

4. A completed application form, which is not accessible because we will not be accepting applications for 2016.

In addition, your application must include two letters of recommendation from current or previous professors or employers, emailed directly to us. Please ask your letter-writers to include your surname in the file name.