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Program dates: Application deadline and program dates TBA


If you have questions about the program, contact Dr. Timothy Grant <>

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.

To read a recent story about the program, click here

Photo of Timothy GrantProgram Director
Dr. Timothy Grant
3311 Morgridge Institute for Research
330 North Orchard Street
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin 53715
Phone: (608) 316-4569

2018 SCORE and SUPER G Group Photo

Important Program Dates

For research program: NA
Email of Intent: NA
Application Deadline: NA


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


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:         NA
                        Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
                        Two letters of recommendation will be required.

Email of intent: NA - 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. Timothy Grant:

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.


Program Director: Dr. Timothy Grant:
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