Applications are due Feb. 1 for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s 2024 Sir Alexander Fleming Scholar Program.
The summer program is open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Students must be Oklahoma residents at the time of high school graduation to qualify.
The eight-week internship allows the state’s top science students to enhance their research skills by gaining hands-on experience in a lab setting alongside some of the leading researchers in their fields.
“This is an incredible experience for students who are excited about science and want to get some meaningful, hands-on research experience,” said Ashley Cheyney, Ph.D., OMRF’s assistant director of scientific training & outreach. “Being a Fleming Scholar provides the opportunity to make lifelong connections and contribute to work that makes a difference.”
The application process includes submission of an essay, letters of recommendation and academic transcripts. Students must be 16 or older to qualify.
Fleming Scholars are paid at least $5,000 and may be eligible for provided housing.
The program is named for Nobel Prize-winning scientist Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin and also dedicated OMRF’s first building in 1949. Former Fleming Scholars include OMRF Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer Judith James, M.D., Ph.D.; OMRF Distinguished Career Scientist Rod McEver, M.D.; and OMRF assistant professor Heather Rice, Ph.D.
For application information, visit omrf.org/fleming.