OMRF is now accepting applications for its 2015 Fleming Scholar Program. Applications are due Feb. 1.
These prestigious eight-week summer internships allow selected students to enhance their research skills by working alongside world-class scientists in OMRF’s laboratories. Projects focus on key research areas like cancer, lupus or heart disease.
Students selected as Fleming Scholars are paid and also receive free housing, if eligible. Applicants must be Oklahoma residents at the time of high school graduation and at least 16 years of age to qualify. High school seniors, as well as college freshmen, sophomores and juniors, are eligible to apply.
Scholars work for eight weeks under the guidance of internationally recognized scientists and physicians and have the opportunity to use sophisticated equipment and the latest technologies available.
“This program provides a hands-on research experience at a level seldom available to students at this point in their education,” said Fleming Scholar Program manager Carlisa Curry. “A Fleming Scholar experience expands a student’s knowledge, as well as his or her career options.”
At the program’s end, students will present their research findings in seminars for OMRF’s scientific staff and write papers detailing their research results.
Named for Sir Alexander Fleming, the Nobel-prize winning scientist who dedicated OMRF, the Fleming Scholar Program has provided a summer research experience to more than 550 Oklahoma students since 1956. Many former Fleming Scholars have gone on to become successful researchers and physicians, including two current OMRF scientists: Rodger McEver, M.D., and Judith James, M.D., Ph.D.
For additional information and application forms, please visit www.omrf.org/fleming.