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CCBM Summer Internship Program

9-Week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for Non-UC Merced Students
Info for summer 2021 C-SIP coming soon!

Faculty Mentor, Professor Andy LiWang, listening to a poster presentation at the
UROC Annual Summer Research Symposium


2020 CCBM Summer Internship Program (C-SIP) Dates:
June 1 - July 31, 2020

2020 C-SIP flyer

2020 C-SIP application due date: February 15, 2020.

Program Overview

  • 9-week undergraduate research fellowship at the University of California, Merced
  • Monday, June 1 - Friday, July 31, 2020
  • Research experience in biophysics, biochemistry & bioengineering
  • Experimental learning & hands-on training on cutting edge research instrumentation
  • Research & academic guidance and mentoring from CCBM faculty & graduate students
  • Special CCBM sessions, lectures, and meetings
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) cohort
  • Orientation, social events, Summer Research Symposium (presentation and poster)
  • Trainings, including safety training
  • Bootcamps (Matlab, Wetlab, more)
  • Workshops

Program Benefits

  • $3,000 stipend
  • Free room and board provided on UC Merced campus
  • $500 in expenses for off-campus participants
  • Training expenses covered
  • Rich professional development
  • Faculty, graduate student, and peer networking
  • Social activities
  • Collaborations with the other university units, including UROC and STEM Resource Center

Full-time undergraduate students with at least two semesters of college experience (GPA 3.0 or above).

U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent residency required to receive funding (NSF program requirements).

More details
CSU and Merced College students strongly encouraged to apply

Students from underrepresented groups, women, and students with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply

2020 C-SIP Faculty Mentors

Roberto Andresen Eguiluz, Materials Science and Engineering
Ryan Baxter, Chemistry
Daniel Beller, Physics
Wei-Chun Chen, Bioengineering
Eva de Alba Bastarrechea, Bioengineering
Xuecai Ge, Molecular and Cell Biology
Sayantani Ghosh, Physics
Arvind Gopinath, Bioengineering
Ajay Gopinathan, Physics
Aaron D. Hernday, Molecular and Cell Biology
Bin Liu, Physics
Andy LiWang, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Kevin Mitchell, Physics
Anand Bala Subramaniam, Bioengineering
Shahar Sukenik, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Maxime Theillard, Applied Math
Stephanie Woo, Molecular and Cell Biology
Tao Ye, Chemistry and Chemical Biology


Application Materials: resume, statement of interest, unofficial transcript, contact information of one reference

The application requests you upload your documents as one combined PDF in order: 
1) resume 2) statement of interest 3) unofficial transcripts
Required - Statement of Interest
Briefly describe your interest in research being done at the CCBM. (Why are you interested in this research? Are there particular faculty with whom you would like to work and why? ) Summarize the reasons why you are applying to C-SIP, what you hope to gain by participating, and how it fits into your future educational and career objectives. (300 words maximum) 
The file must be named in the following format: LASTNAME_Firstname_2020_CSIP_Application_Materials
example: SMITH_Jane_2020_CSIP_Application_Materials
Optional - Additional Information
You may provide any additional information you would like the admissions committee to know as we review your application. (300 words maximum)
The file must be named in the following format: LASTNAME_Firstname_2020_CSIP_Additional_Information
example: SMITH_Jane_2020_CSIP_Additional_Information

2020 C-SIP application due date: February 15, 2020.