Applications are currently closed. Please visit this page at the start of the next academic year for any open positions.
The Emerging Pathogens Institute will select up to 10 undergraduate students, who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academics, research and student leadership to serve as trainees to engage in outreach and play a direct role in enhancing the student research experience at the EPI.
EPI Ambassadors will volunteer and promote the EPI across a wide variety of events at EPI, such as EPI Research Day, and around campus. In return, students will obtain valuable mentorship in the areas of coursework, independent research, professional development and written proposals.
EPI Ambassadors will be expected to attend EPI seminars and meet monthly with a cohort of EPI faculty mentors. At the end of the year, ambassadors will participate in a full 2-day training symposium, where an internationally recognized senior researcher will provide a one-on-one immersive experience to review oral presentations and discuss topics with ambassadors, such as data management and acquisition, proposal development and other career development strategies.
- Be otherwise eligible by NIH rules for a Ruth L. Kirschstein Undergraduate NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant (e.g., U.S. citizen or permanent residents appointed to the MARC U-STAR training program).
- Be engaged/enrolled in a program relevant to pathogen research.
As an incentive, each ambassador will receive a $1,500 stipend on an annual basis, which can cover professional memberships or other training related expenses, such as travel to scientific meetings.
Submit an application using the form linked above. Each application must provide a letter of interest, NIH fellowship biosketch and 3 references. Applications are currently closed.