15 January, 2020

At 11:59 pm (23:59) Pacific Standard Time (equivalent to January 16, 07:59 UTC/GMT).


(United States of America (New York 

(Paid opportunity)


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory – Undergraduate Research Program.

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at CSHL provides an opportunity for undergraduate scientists from around the world to conduct first-rate research. Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Approximately 20 students come to CSHL each summer for the 10-week program, living and working in the exciting Laboratory environment.

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URP participants work on an ongoing research project in one of CSHL’s expert labs.In addition to doing research in the lab, URP participants attend a series of specially designed workshops, seminars and collegial events.  At the URP Symposium at the end of each summer, students present their research to the entire CSHL community.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

 :Research at CSHL focuses on

  • Molecular Biology & Cancer
  • Genetics & Genomics
  • Neuroscience
  • Plant Biology
  • Quantitative Biology

In addition, student will attend workshops that focus on learning particular skills, these workshops are:

  • Bioinformatics and Computational Neuroscience Workshop: CSHL’s URP presents students with a two-part workshop in Bioinformatics and Computational Neuroscience.
  • Hands-on programming workshops: These workshops (1 per week) train students to use Python and R programming: Python course and R course.
  • Training in Scientific Communication.
  • Career Development.
  • Responsible Conduct of Research.
  • To know more about the details of the opportunity curriculum, click here

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

10-week program.

The 2020 URP Program will be held Monday, 10 June–Saturday, 8 August, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Students of any nationality are eligible for the program.
  • Students should have a strong academic background in a science. Although the Program emphasizes the biological sciences, students with engineering, chemistry, computer science, math, or physics backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.
  • Students must be returning to an undergraduate degree program following their URP summer research experience; current sophomores and juniors, or the equivalent, are eligible. Only in exceptional cases will first-year undergraduate students, with prior independent research experience, be considered.
  • Previous laboratory research experience will help your application but is not required.
  • If your academic semester conflicts with the dates of the URP program, you are still eligible to apply. If you are accepted into the Program, they will discuss how your academic schedule can be accommodated.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are not required for admission to the URP program.
  • If your grades are not based on a 4.0 scale, please note your institution’s grading scale and the actual class mark you received on the application. Also indicate the best possible mark. For example, if your university scale is 1 to 5, then note your grade as X/5, 1=best.
  • There is no minimum GPA required. Successful applicants generally have GPAs around 3.5 or higher in their science and math courses.

Opportunity Cost

Paid opportunity.

  • Students receive a stipend of $5500. All room & board expenses will be covered.
    Travel costs are not reimbursed.
  • They are invited to all Laboratory social activities, including an exclusive dinner with CSHL President Bruce Stillman. On weekends, students are free to explore nearby New York City or the sandy beaches of Long Island.
  • URP students reside in new “cabins” on the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory campus.
  • To know more about Stipend/Housing, click here

How to Apply

First Step: create an account on the website from here in order to proceed the online application, On the main login page, there is a link that says “New User? Register Here” to the right of the “Go” button. If you do not see this option, make sure your internet browser is up-to-date and/or try a different browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari). If you continue to experience problems, please contact Embark, the application manager at

Second Step: prepare your personal statement.

  • Your personal statement is limited to a single page – approximately 600 words or 3,250 characters (including spaces), single-spaced. You should use a minimum of 1-inch margins.
  • You should ensure that your statement is legible. They would appreciate a minimum of 11-point font, preferably sans serif (such as Helvetica). Other traditional fonts, such as Times New Roman, are also acceptable.

Third Step: Fill the required information and submit your application, You may submit your application before the recommendation letters have been uploaded by your referees.Once an application has been submitted, changes cannot be made. Please review your application carefully before submitting.

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More Details

Know more about this opportunity:

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This Scholarship Published by:
Basmala Tarek/Egypt

Reviewed by” Mohamed Madgi Eweda / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team