iFellows Undergraduate Research Program
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Learn more about the iUTAH Undergraduate Research Fellows (iFellows) Program.
The iUTAH Undergraduate Research Fellows (iFellows) Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students from institutions across the state to gain first-hand research experience in the labs of iUTAH project scientists. Read more
iFellows participate in an 11-week paid research experience and receive $4,500. All iFellows, regardless of their home institution, are placed at either the University of Utah (UU), Utah State University (USU), or Brigham Young University (BYU) for the summer.
Throughout the summer, iFellows train side-by-side with iUTAH researchers and graduate students, participate in professional skill development sessions, expand science communication skills, practice science poster and oral presentations, and engage with panels of STEM professionals from a number of different careers. This exciting program is looking for dedicated students like you!
- Program Dates: May 15-July 28, 2017
- Application Process (Now Closed):
- Application Deadline was February 10, 2017
- Applications must be submitted online. The online application contains 4 sections and requires uploading an unofficial copy of all relevant college transcripts.
- Preview the application in PDF form here.
- Applications will be reviewed by a panel of iUTAH scientists and educators. Successful applicants will be selected based on:
- Scholarly record (e.g. relevant classes, grades, research and other experience)
- Alignment of student interests, iUTAH goals, and availability of iUTAH Mentors.
- Applicants will be notified of acceptance in March 2017.
- 2017 iFellow Research Project Themes (themes must be ranked on the application in order of preference)
- Preview the 2017 Application as a PDF before applying online
(Readable version only, all applications must be entered via the application link above)
- iFellows Program Flyer
- Application Tips Video
- iFellows Program Presentation
- $4,500 stipend for participation in the iFellows program (including a $500 food/living expense allowance)
- On-campus housing, if needed
- Travel funds and/or transportation to their research site and other iFellows events
- Up to $500 for research supplies
- The Program is open to students from all institutions of higher education in Utah. Students from institutions that primarily serve undergraduates and students of diverse cultural backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
- At least two semesters of coursework in iUTAH-related subjects (which could include biology, engineering, informatics, physical sciences, or social sciences).
- Applicants must plan to be a full time student following the iFellows program at an institution of higher education in Utah.
- Undergraduate student participants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.
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- Former iFellow Kari Norman receives prestigious NSF fellowship - April 24, 2017
Kari Norman was one of eight Utah State University scholars selected for a 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In 2013, Norman participated in iUTAH’s iFellows program, which places undergraduate students in the laboratories of iUTAH project scientists to gain first-hand research experience. She worked directly with iUTAH mentor Sarah Null, of USU, during her 11-week with the program.
- iUTAH Students Present Research on Capitol Hill - February 2, 2017
Undergraduate students from the University of Utah and Utah State University presented their research for Utah lawmakers in the rotunda of the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.
- Students Present Research at National Diversity Conference - October 28, 2016
Two iUTAH students, Joydino Beyale and Luis Vidal, were among the many undergraduate students presenting research at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference for Diversity in STEM in Long Beach, CA, on October 13-15, 2016.
- Farming Without Soil: U Student's Hydroponics Research Among 18 Projects Showcased – July 26, 2016
iUTAH iFellows Undergraduate Research program and its participants were featured in a University of Utah news story. As the 11-week program concludes this week, students such as Georgie Corkey reflect on what they have learned.
- 18 Undergraduates Receive Support to Conduct Research - June 14, 2016
This Summer iUTAH is working hard to address Utah’s need to help students grow their interest in STEM research fields. Through its iFellows program, undergraduate students are involved in cutting-edge research and scholarly work on water-related issues.
- Former iFellow Sean Bedingfield receives prestigious NSF fellowship - April 4, 2016
Sean Bedingfield was one of twelve Utah State University scholars selected for a 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In 2013, Sean participated in iUTAH’s iFellows program, which places undergraduate students in the labs of iUTAH project scientists to gain first-hand research experience.
- Humans of USU: Student dives into water-shortage research - March 15, 2016
iUTAH 2015 iFellow Viviane Baji was featured in an conversational article in The Utah Statesman.
- iFellow Matt Barnett featured on the USU RGS website - March 1, 2016 2016
USU’s Matthew Barnett of Blanding, Utah was featured on the Utah State University Office of Research and Graduate Studies website for his presentation of research at Utah’s Capitol.
- Undergrads Present Water-Related iUTAH Research at UCUR - February 24, 2016
Students from all over the state participated in the annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR), held February 19, 2016 on the University of Utah campus.
- Students Showcase Research at Legislature - January 28, 2016
Undergraduate students from the University of Utah and Utah State University (USU) displayed their research for Utah lawmakers in the rotunda of the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.
- Utahns Voice their Ideas about Water - August 14, 2015
The Utah Water Voices Project, led by Dr. Courtney Flint with iFellows Zack Oldroyd and Andre Valle along with other USU students, set out to open the water conversation with members of the public using social science research techniques.
- iUTAH attends the National Conference of Undergraduate Research - June 4, 2015
The National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is an interdisciplinary conference where students representing universities from all around the U.S. present their research in oral and poster presentations.
- Former iFellow Recognized at Intermountain Sustainability Summit - March 22, 2015
Weber State student and past iFellow, Alexa Pierce won first place in the undergraduate category at the sixth annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit poster session held on March 5, 2015.
- Where Are They Now? - March 4, 2015
Look at what past iUTAH undergraduate researchers are doing now, Timothy Beach, 2014 iFellow.
- Maps on the Hill 2015 - February 10, 2015
Timothy Beach, an undergraduate student mentored by Sarah Null in the Watershed Science Department at Utah State University, represented iUTAH at this year’s Maps on the Hill event at the State Capitol. Tim was an iUTAH iFellow last summer.
- Weber State Newspaper Interviews iFellow Stephanie Mitts - July 13, 2013
The Weber State University Newspaper The Signpost interviewed iUTAH iFellow Stephanie Mitts about encouraging women to become scientists and her involvement with the iUTAH program.