Research Associates Program

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCY & EDUCATION CORE (STCE) UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE JUNIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATES WORKING PROGRAM
PR-INBRE

Submissions must be sent to

idamejias@intermetro.edu

jose.rodriguez139@upr.edu

The STCE invites proposals for Junior Research Associates Programs. Graduate and Undergraduate students who will spend no less than nine (9) academic months working on a research project with an eligible mentor in an INBRE institution, in a biomedical field related to Bioinformatics, Neuroscience, Molecular Medicine, Drug Design, or Environmental & Behavioral Science.

Priority will be given to students at PUIs working with Faculty funded by the INBRE Developmental Research Project Program (DRPP). A scientific panel composes of the STCE Coordinator and the three collaborators will review all graduate and undergraduate student proposals.

Selection criteria for undergraduate student will include:

  • Academic excellence (3.00 GPS minimum) and a demonstrated interest in research.
  • Application form (provided)
  • Research proposal (2 pages’ limit, NIH Format) to work on a relevant Research Area, which must be developed in collaboration with his/her faculty research mentor(s). Letter minimal size 11. Times Roman.
  • A letter of recommendation from the research faculty mentor (form provided).
  • Statement of Purpose describing the students’ long-term career goals (not included in proposal pages).
  • An official transcript.
  • A letter from an official of the University stating that the student is a fulltime student during the period of the research proposal.

Selection criteria for graduate student will include:

  • Academic excellence (3.0 GPS minimum).
  • Application form (provided)
  • Research proposal (5 pages’ limit, NIH Format) to work on a relevant Research Area, which must be developed in collaboration with his/her faculty research mentor(s). Letter minimal size 11. Times Roman.
  • Two letters of recommendation, and one must be from the research faculty mentor (form provided).
  • Statement of Purpose describing the students’ long-term career goals (not included in proposal pages).
  • An official transcript.
  • A letter from an official of the University stating that the student is a fulltime student during the period of the research proposal.

Requirements when the students are accepted:

  • Documents can be requested from the office of Human Resources, Resource Center for Science and Engineering (RCSE). This documentation must be delivered 15 days before the start date.
  • The start day will be contingent on the signing of the contract with the office of Human Resources, RCSE.
  • At lease one poster presentation must be presented at the INBRE-External Advisory Committee visit.
  • At the end of the award, participants must provide written reports describing their achievements and future plans to develop their project.
  • Long term commitment to provide future information in their career path is required from the participant.

Time Table:

StepDate
Call for proposals open:June 8, 2018
Submission deadline:June 29, 2018
Notification sent to awardees:July 31, 2018
Start day:September 1, 2018

Click on any of these links to download proposal documents, forms, and references:

Undergraduate Documents and Forms:

Undergraduate JRA Reference Form

Undergraduate Student Proposal Form

Undergraduate JRA Form

Undergraduate JRA Program Application Form

Graduate Documents and Forms:

Graduate JRA Reference Form

Graduate Student Proposal

Graduate JRA Program Application Form