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Apply for 2012 Petit Scholars!
Applications for the 2012 Class of Petit Scholars will be accepted from September 6, 2011 through Friday, October 7, 2011 @ 5:00pm.
Once selected to participate in the year-long program, scholars are matched with a research project from a list submitted by prospective graduate/postdoc mentors. Scholars will conduct research beginning in the spring semester (January 2012) while taking their regular coursework. During this time, they acquire the necessary skills and training needed to develop their research projects and chart their course for the upcoming year. In the summer semester, scholars conduct their research full time immersing themselves in the research, integrating into the research group, and attending group meetings and other lab activities. When classes resume in the final fall semester, the scholars continue their research to develop results to present at the end-of-year poster session and celebration in December.
Eligible Applicant Criteria:
- Have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours as of January 2012
- Be majoring in engineering or the sciences with an interest in bioengineering and/or bioscience research
- Make a commitment to the program beginning in January of 2012 and concluding at the end of December 2012
- Make a commitment to full time availability during summer months (student may not be enrolled in summer classes)
- Provide an official university transcript
- Secure two letters of recommendation
- Be currently enrolled full time at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, Georgia State University, Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, Kennesaw State University or another metro Atlanta area college or university
Other Program Requirements/Expectations:
- Spring semester - conduct research 12+ hours per week, while taking normal coursework
- Summer semester - conduct research 40+ hours per week (scholars may not be enrolled in summer classes)
- Fall semester - conduct research 12+ hours per work, while taking normal coursework
- Attend six program enrichment workshops throughout the year, details to be published as scheduled
- Participate in various program-sponsored social activities as scheduled
- Participate in end-of-year poster session & reception for members of the IBB community
- $5,900 stipend to be paid over the course of the calendar year (January through December)
- GT Students may elect to waive stipend payment in spring or fall semester in lieu of receiving research credit