Summer Research Opportunites for Undergraduates

Wake Forest chemistry graduate student Stephanie Rockett



NSF-sponsored program and Wake Forest Translational Science Center provide undergraduate

summer stipends for mentored scientific research at Wake Forest University

Who is eligible? Students from local colleges and Universities with sophomore standing (25 or more hours passed) are eligible to apply.

Is financial assistance available? Students will receive $4,000 stipend* for 10 weeks for participating in summer research and additional program activities.

Is housing assistance available?  On-campus housing may be provided free of charge for 10 weeks in the summer.

Program description

Selected students will be paired with a graduate student and a faculty advisor to perform mentored research during 10 weeks in the summer. After completing the research traineeship, students will participate in additional activities: (i) presentation of their research accomplishments at the Summer research symposium and Fall Wake Forest undergraduate research day; and (ii) meetings of their support team (research advisor, graduate mentor, and instructor), (iii) elaboration and presentation of a career plan.

Application documents (deadline March 24th)

  • Application form
  • Resume (1-2 pages), including name and contact information of 2 references
  • Copy of unofficial transcript
  • Statement of interest (1 page). When preparing your statement, address the following points: why you wish to participate in the program, what you hope to learn, what professional goals beyond completing your college degree you have, how this research experience will help you achieve these goals, and what is your specific research interest. Although not required, a list of professors within WFU (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, HES, Engineering) or School of Medicine that you could be matched.

Application documents will be uploaded into the Application Form. For questions about the program please contact Patricia Dos Santos (e-mail:

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

*The funds received by students may be taxable income under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and may also be subject to state or local taxes. Please consult the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for additional information ( … -Education).