Caltech's Amgen Scholars program provides students the opportunity
to conduct research in biology, chemistry, and bio-technical related
fields under the guidance of seasoned research mentors. The program
offers students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. a great opportunity
to experience the research process.
Amgen Scholarships may be offered in the following fields: biochemistry • bioengineering • bioinformatics • chemical
and biomolecular engineering • biopsychology • biotechnology • chemistry • immunology • medical
pharmacology • microbiology • molecular genetics • molecular
medicine • molecular pharmacology • molecular, cell, and
developmental biology • neurobiology • neuroscience • pathology • physiological
psychology • physiological science • statistics • toxicology
here for a full description with eligibility requirements.
The Amgen Scholars program is modeled on the grant-seeking process:
- Students collaborate with potential mentors to define and develop
- Applicants write research proposals for their projects
- A faculty committee reviews the proposals and recommends awards
- Students carry out the work over a 10-week period in the summer,
June 17 - August 23 (Student must commit to these dates. No exceptions will be made.)
- At the conclusion of the program, they
submit a technical paper and give an oral presentation at
Seminar Day, a symposium modeled on a professional technical meeting
Pre-Arrival Information & Orientation Schedule
Thanks to the Amgen Foundation for the generous
support of this program.