The Human Biology Research Exploration (HB-REX) program enables declared Human Biology majors to work in research groups with experienced mentors during the summer following their sophomore year. HB-REX has been developed specifically for sophomores who have taken the Human Biology Core course. These sophomores are individually mentored by faculty from a broad range of natural and social science departments in Humanities & Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Interns receive a stipend and are required to work full time for a minimum of 8 weeks. All HB-REX interns present their research in a poster symposium in August attended by faculty mentors and other students.
Students are expected to complete a Preliminary Application to HB-REX by January 16, 2015.
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Download the HBREX contract for confirmed interns and mentors
Student Application Process
Students may wish to review the current or past projects before applying. (Current projects for each year will be available in early January)How to apply:
If you are NOT already working with a faculty mentor on a research project, you may apply to be matched with one of the projects that have been submitted by faculty. In the preliminary application, you will provide background information, a transcript, and a list of projects to which you wish to apply. You may apply to a maximum of three projects. See the list here. The Preliminary Application to HB-REX is due January 16, 2015.
If you are selected to submit a full application to one or more of your chosen projects, we will ask you to write a paragraph for each, explaining your interest in the project. These applications will be passed along to the mentors who will choose a set of students to interview for the position. We will offer workshops to help you prepare for both steps.
If you ARE already working with a faculty mentor on a research project, you may apply for a stipend for 8 to 10 weeks of full-time work in the summer. In the Preliminary Application to HB-REX , you will provide background information and contact information for your mentor so that we may ask your mentor for a letter of support. In the full application you will be asked for a brief description of your project. If you are selected for funding, we will notify you as soon as possible.
General Information & Eligibility Criteria
Students are not allowed to take classes concurrently with the HB-REX program
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