Summer Research at University of Virginia – SRIP


21st Annual University of Virginia Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP)

Deadline: February 17th, 2012

Ten week summer research internships are available for qualified undergraduates considering a career in biomedical research. We provide a generous stipend, round-trip travel, and housing to those accepted. Supported by peer-reviewed NIH grants and other extramural organizations, SRIP exposes a diverse group of students to current biomedical research. SRIP alumni have had great success at starting their research careers and many have enrolled in our graduate programs at UVA.

Interns receive $4,500 toward summer expenses. In addition, housing and travel to and from Charlottesville are provided.

The program runs for ten weeks each summer and includes three major

  1. The first and most important component involves a hands on research
    with a faculty member where the student is exposed to
    contemporary methods and problems in biomedical research.
  2. The second component of the program includes a series of workshops
    in which students are exposed to a variety of advanced research
    techniques that they are unlikely to see in individual laboratories.
    This includes tours and demonstrations of some of the core research
    facilities at the University. Past workshops have included:

    • use of transmission and scanning electron microscopy
    • use of mass spectrometry to detect protein mass and amino acid
    • use of the fluorescence activated cell sorter
  3. The third component includes a Distinguished
    Lecturer Series
    in which the students are exposed to a wide variety
    of research topics through seminars presented by internationally
    recognized scientists.

Our inaugural program was held in the summer of 1992. The program has recently hosted approximately 35 students each year.

To apply:

If you are a VCU student and applying for the UVA SRIP program, please contact Herb Hill at or 804-828-4450.