Dear Prospective CD-BioRAP Student:

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2011 NSF funded, Cellular and Developmental Biology Research Apprenticeship Program (CD-BioRAP). The CD-BioRAP APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 12:00 MIDNIGHT JANUARY 31, 2011. The 2011 program will convene May 31 through August 5.

Washington University is recognized as a preeminent research and educational institution. The University provides education, leadership and an environment that future scientists and clinicians need as they prepare to solve emerging biological problems. Come and discover the tradition in a supportive environment as a CD-BioRAP student at Washington University.

The CD-BioRAP is designed to recruit exceptional students interested in careers in biological and biomedical sciences with an intensive 10-week laboratory experience at one of the top research institutions in the nation. Participants will engage in an independent research project under the mentorship of faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. Those who do not have prior research experience, interested in non-mammalian research, are U.S. citizens and are currently enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate program are encouraged to apply to CD-BioRAP.

The stipend for the 2011 program is very competitive and is quite ample to sustain you while in St. Louis. We provide housing, travel and many meals throughout the summer. Program activities include seminars, individualized career counseling, workshops on applying to Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs, social activities and much more. The program will conclude with a symposium featuring research presentations by participants.

The information available from the website will guide you through the application process. We recommend that you complete all of the components of your application as early as possible to ensure all materials are received prior to the deadline.

Please feel free to contact Ms. Rochelle D. Smith, Manager of Diversity Programs at (314) 362-7963 or toll-free at 1-800-852-9074 (option 4) if you have any questions after reviewing the application instructions.

2011 CD-BioRAP Admissions Committee

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