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McKnight Awards and Internships in Molecular Sciences


The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accepting applications for the seventh annual Frank and Sara McKnight Awards in Molecular Sciences. We will offer awards in three areas: Biophysics or Computational Biology, Chemistry and Biological Chemistry. These prizes are designed to recognize senior undergraduate students with a commitment to scientific research and a record of academic achievement. Up to fifteen finalists will be chosen from the applicants, and they will be invited to attend a scientific retreat hosted by the Departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UT Southwestern. There, students will present a poster describing their research. Three young researchers will be awarded first prizes ($2000) while the other finalists will receive $500 prizes. Please share this opportunity with your outstanding senior undergraduates and encourage them to apply. If there are other pools of qualified students in your institution, we’d appreciate you forwarding this announcement to them, too.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Requires only a brief description of the candidate's research experience, a letter of support from their mentor(s) and the usual numerical metrics.

We need to receive these applications by October 1 by email to McknightPrize@utsouthwestern.edu. Students should include “Chemistry Prize”, “Biophysics Prize” or “Biological Chemistry Prize” in the subject line to designate which competition they are applying for.

FOR SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS: UT Southwestern offers a paid summer internshipfor any sophomore or junior who is interested in research in any of the above areas: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/graduate-school/programs/non-degree-programs/surf.html

Questions? Contact the program directly.


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