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Program dates: July 2 to August 27, 2018

If you have questions about the program, contact Dr. Wickens <mwickens@wisc.edu>
or Susan Huber Miller <susan.hubermiller@wisc.edu>


The Program

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Biochemistry, in association with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, offers a program for up to eight undergraduate students from UW-Madison to do research in the UK over the summer.

The program provides a Summer Study-Abroad opportunity in Biological Sciences, without the need to postpone graduation due to the rigid course scheduling requirements of most biological sciences curricula.

Participating students will spend the summer in a top-notch laboratory in Oxford or Cambridge in England, investigating fundamental problems in biochemistry and molecular biology. Students will conduct full-time research in biochemistry and/or molecular biology under the direction of a faculty member and work as part of a laboratory research team.

Photo of Marvin P. WickensProgram Director
Dr. Marvin P. Wickens 
315 HF DeLuca Biochemistry Laboratories
433 Babcock Drive
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Phone: (608) 262-8007
Email: mwickens@wisc.edu

2017 SCORE and SUPER G Group Photo

Important Program Dates

For 2018 research program: July 2 to August 27, 2018
Email of Intent: October 13, 2017
Application Deadline: October 25, 2017 at 5:00pm


Eligibility

Undergraduate students majoring in the biological sciences (who would be in the program between their junior and senior years) and who are currently attending UW-Madison are eligible to apply. The applicant should have a strong interest in a career in research. Previous research experience is required. Applicants must have taken, or be taking, a junior-level or higher course in Biochemistry, Genetics or Molecular Biology.


Photo of Oxford Biochemistry BuildingOxford and Cambridge

Oxford and Cambridge are widely regarded as two of the premier institutions of higher learning in the world. Their alumni include many leaders in the natural sciences. Both universities have outstanding research programs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 

Oxford Biochemistry Department

Cambridge Biochemistry Department

The Gurdon Institute


What Students Will Gain

The summer research experience is an unusual opportunity for students committed to a professional career in research or medicine. The SCORE experience will provide:Photo of student scientist

  • Cutting edge research experience in excellent scientific environments to strengthen your undergraduate career and enhance your resume
  • New networking opportunities
  • Exposure to different modes of doing research and thinking about science
  • Life in one of the outstanding universities in the world 
  • Personal growth from the invaluable experience of living abroad

These distinctive experiences will complement and strengthen any application for post-graduate studies.


Program Limit

Up to 6 undergraduates.


Environment and Accommodation

Oxford and Cambridge are centuries-old institutions of higher learning, with great histories of outstanding research and scholarship. Cambridge recently celebrated its 800th anniversary. The university buildings and academic environments are unique. Students will do research in modern, outstanding facilities in the center of the towns, in the midst of the famous university environment. Housing will be in University-affiliated houses and colleges.


Cost Estimate

Cost estimate coming
Fellowships available


Application

To read more about the SCORE Cambridge Program, click here
To read more about the SCORE Oxford Program, click here

For the SCORE program, an application to either Cambridge or Oxford is an application to both.

To read about the SUPER-G Program, click here

You can apply to just the SCORE or SUPER-G programs, or to both.

Deadline:         October 25, 2017 at 5:00pm
                        Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
                        Two letters of recommendation will be required.

Opening date: To be announced

Email of intent: October 13, 2017 - Simply indicate that you plan to apply (not binding). This is not required, but provides contact information and who to expect.
        Send email to Dr. Marvin Wickens: mwickens@wisc.edu

SCORE & SUPER-G Application


Selection Process

Students will be selected based on academic qualifications (academic record, course work, and research experience) and their written personal statements. Participants will be chosen after in-person interviews of selected candidates.


Contacts

Program Director: Dr. Marvin Wickens mwickens@wisc.edu
CALS Study Abroad: Susan Huber Miller susan.hubermiller@wisc.edu


Cambridge and Oxford scientists (dates indicate year of Nobel Prize)Some faculty from Cambridge & Oxford images