OHSU ONPRC Provost Scholars Program

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Oregon Health & Science University's Provost Scholars Program for underrepresented minorities, hosted at Oregon National Primate Research Center on OHSU's West Campus.

Who is eligible?

The Provost Scholars program is open to U.S. citizens or legal residents who are enrolled in an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution and will enter their junior or senior year in the fall of 2017. Two students will be selected to receive this award in 2017, the second year of the program.

You qualify if you meet the following criteria:

·         You have completed at least two undergraduate college years by the summer of 2017. 

·         You are a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident, or you are an eligible DACA student (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). A DACA applicant must have an employment authorization card via U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

·         You come from an underrepresented minority background, have experienced economic hardship, or are first in your family to attend college.

 o   Underrepresented students belong to groups that are recognized as historically underrepresented in the health and science professions including: African-American/Black, Native American/Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander and Hispanics/Latinos.

o   Economically disadvantaged students are defined as individuals who come from a "low-income family," using low income levels specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a guideline.

Description of Program

The 10-week Provost Scholars program is part of a larger Undergraduate Summer Fellowship (USF) program administered by the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC), an institute of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). ONPRC scientists in the Divisions of Neuroscience, Reproductive & Developmental Science, Pathobiology & Immunology, and Cardioetabolic Health oversee research programs related to high-priority medical needs, including research in neurodevelopment, neuroendocrinology, neurodegeneration, cancer, aging, mental illness, brain injury, addiction, obesity, reproductive health, immune response to infectious agents, and stem cells. 

Students selected to participate in the USF–Provost Scholars program work as part of a research team in an established laboratory alongside an ONPRC research scientist. A special summer seminar series, weekly lab meetings, journal clubs, and access to other laboratories at the Center combine to make this program a comprehensive, creative and accelerated learning experience. Provost Scholars will be supported by a team of individuals dedicated to their success, both during the term of their summer fellowship and into the future.

A link to project descriptions is listed below.

Amount of Award

In addition to a $3,000 stipend, student travel and housing are fully covered. The total fellowship award is valued at approximately $12,000. 

Oregon National Primate Center USF Provost Scholars Program introduction and application: Click here

Provost Scholars project descriptions: Click here.

Application deadline: 11:59 pm on February 1, 2017.

For more information, please contact:

Diana Gordon
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Oregon National Primate Research Center
505 NW 185th Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97006
(503) 690-5532