2021 NISE Program – RAIN

GET PAID TO DO RESEARCH!

 The NISE programs offer different options for undergraduate students to get summer research experience and training.  The summer work experience will conclude in a presentation of results at a research symposium, held during the first week of August. APPLICATION DEADLINE: CLOSED

1. NISE-Bootcamp:** The goal is to increase student understanding of biomedical research and enhance their career development through a mixture of laboratory experiences and lecture-based activities on the New Mexico State University (NMSU) campus. Students between Sophomore and Junior Year (or those expecting to be 2 academic years away from a BS/BA degree) with little to no research experience will work with researchers at NMSU, including workshops to develop bench and college-success skills. NISE-Bootcamp will provide students with an authentic research experience to prepare them to pursue a career in science. NISE bootcamp will help students move from an academic understanding of science to hands-on experience with research techniques and concepts. Students with no research experience will be PAID to conduct Microbiology research at NMSU. Housing on NMSU campus will be included.  An important expected outcome of this program is having students apply for and conduct mentored research internships the summer after they participate in Bootcamp.

2. NISE-Internship:*** The goal is to enhance student research skills and prepare participants for graduate education in biomedical research and/or health research careers. Students, ideally between their Junior and Senior Year (or those entering their final/senior year as an undergraduate), planning to apply to graduate school in biomedical/behavioral sciences in the next year with research experience will be PAID and matched with NMSU or University of New Mexico (UNM) faculty to conduct independent biomedical research projects at NMSU or UNM. Housing on NMSU campus will be included. NISE-internship will help students identify appropriate graduate programs, and gain the application skills to make them competitive for entry into advanced degrees. An important and expected outcome is for students to apply to biomedical or behavioral graduate programs during the academic year following their NISE Internship.

3. NISE-Bioinformatics****: Students interested in researching the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and other pandemics will be paid to engage virtually with scientists and bioinformaticians at the National Center for Genome Resources to develop critical-thinking, research and basic bioinformatics skills.

TIME COMMITMENT DURING THE SUMMER

Please note the time commitment to the NISE Program is extensive. Students must be available for fulltime employment, including some evening and weekend activities. Participants are not permitted to enroll or participate in additional programs and/or courses if selected to participate in the NISE Program.

PROGRAM DATES

Beginning no later than June 1, 2021 through the first week of August 2021. Additional days may be required by your institution.

ELIGIBILITY

**NISE-BOOTCAMP

Students must show proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status.

Full-time summer availability (not enrolled in summer coursework) 

Submit a personal statement (Please state your reasons for applying to this program. Most importantly, tell us why you want to do research, and how this research experience relates to your personal and professional goals. Describe any experiences that may qualify you to participate in such research and any additional information that will help us evaluate your preparation and ability to succeed. If you have encountered challenges that have affected your educational career, either positively or negatively, please let us know about those. Also, please discuss how your prior life experiences (in academia, professional, volunteer, etc) show your dedication to the pursuit of advanced degrees in the sciences. Finally, please discuss your plans after graduating from your undergraduate program. Do you plan to obtain a Master’s, PhD, or MD degree or attend another professional school (dental, pharmacy, veterinary, technical career etc), or try to find a full-time job?)

Provide an academic transcript (Please provide a copy of your academic transcript, in PDF format You may provide an official or unofficial copy.)

Be enrolled in one of the following institutions:

  • Select institutions in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming

***NISE-INTERNSHIP

Students must show proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status.

Full-time summer availability (not enrolled in summer coursework) 

Submit a personal statement (Please state your reasons for applying to this program. Most importantly, tell us why you want to do research, and how this research experience relates to your personal and professional goals. Describe any experiences that may qualify you to participate in such research and any additional information that will help us evaluate your preparation and ability to succeed. If you have encountered challenges that have affected your educational career, either positively or negatively, please let us know about those. Also, please discuss how your prior life experiences (in academia, professional, volunteer, etc) show your dedication to the pursuit of advanced degrees in the sciences. Finally, please discuss your plans after graduating from your undergraduate program. Do you plan to obtain a Master’s, PhD, or MD degree or attend another professional school (dental, pharmacy, veterinary, technical career etc), or try to find a full-time job?)

Provide an academic transcript (Please provide a copy of your academic transcript, in PDF format You may provide an official or unofficial copy.)

Be enrolled in one of the following institutions:

  • Select institutions in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming

****NISE-BIOINFORMATICS

Students must show proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status.

Full-time summer availability (not enrolled in summer coursework) 

Submit a personal statement (Please state your reasons for applying to this program. Most importantly, tell us why you want to do research, and how this research experience relates to your personal and professional goals. Describe any experiences that may qualify you to participate in such research and any additional information that will help us evaluate your preparation and ability to succeed. If you have encountered challenges that have affected your educational career, either positively or negatively, please let us know about those. Also, please discuss how your prior life experiences (in academia, professional, volunteer, etc) show your dedication to the pursuit of advanced degrees in the sciences. Finally, please discuss your plans after graduating from your undergraduate program. Do you plan to obtain a Master’s, PhD, or MD degree or attend another professional school (dental, pharmacy, veterinary, technical career etc), or try to find a full-time job?)

Provide an academic transcript (Please provide a copy of your academic transcript, in PDF format You may provide an official or unofficial copy.)

Be enrolled in one of the following institutions:

  • Select institutions in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming

Recommended computer and network requirements:

  • Windows 7 or Mac (High Sierra or later)
  • Computer Hardware: PU 1 Ghz; 8Gb RAM.
  • Good webcam and audio
  • Broadband internet connection
  • ‚ÄčEthernet (wired) connection to a router preferred over Wifi.
  • Second Monitor Preferred.¬†¬†

For mentor selections please visit: NISE Mentors