Genomics Summer Research for Minorities (GSRM) Internship

The Genomics Summer Research for Minorities (GSRM) internship provides a ten-week summer research program for undergraduate students interested in genomics research, personalized medicine and biosciences. The GSRM is funded by an NIH Research Education Program (R25) and supported by the University of Utah Department of Pediatrics. The paid internship provides students with placement in world-class genomics research groups, tailored mentorship, professional development workshops and access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Interns have the opportunity to interact with a thriving community of scientists, physicians and mentors that recognize the need to promote diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce. 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 summer program.

Application Deadline

  • February 22, 2019

Internship Dates

  • May 29 – August 2, 2019 


Time spent performing research and attending educational, networking and career building professional activities is approximately 40 hours per week.


  • Each GSRM position is considered employment. Completion of work hours and assignments are required to receive up to $5,500 for the summer.
  • Housing on the University of Utah campus will be provided.
  • Non-local participants will receive travel support.


Must be a U.S. citizen and a member of an underrepresented minority group (as defined by the National Institutes of Health). We particularly encourage the participation of women, individuals from underrepresented and disadvantaged minority groups, and individuals with disabilities. Applicants must have completed their sophomore year before joining our GSRM program.


Students will be selected based on eligibility, submission of complete application package and recommendation from the selection committee. All applicants will be notified by March 20, 2019 regarding acceptance.


Gloria Slattum, PhD
Program Coordinator

Sophomore Rise Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Experience – FUNDING

Sophomore Rise Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Experience

Available to all current sophomores, second-year students, non-continuous and/or returning sophomore students, or transfer students entering their sophomore year.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. 

Put your ideas into action with a Deeply Engaged Learning award! Learn by solving problems, collaborating with peers, and studying with professors and advisers who are passionate about the issues you care about. Apply for an Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Learning award to maximize your education today.

Students who apply will be eligible to receive a one $1,000 Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Learning award, to be used specifically for your chosen project, activity or internship. Students are limited to one award. Projects should be completed in 2 consecutive semesters. Applicants must be a current sophomore, second-year student, non-continuous and/or returning sophomore student, or transfer student entering their sophomore year.

Proposals could include:

  • Learning Abroad Opportunity
  • Alternative Fall/Spring Break
  • Internship
  • Attending a Conference
  • Academic Project
Supplemental Questions
  1. Project Description (minimum 500 to maximum 700 words. PDF file only)

    Please submit a description of your experience, project or activity.

  2. Reflection Paper (minimum 500 to maximum 700 words. PDF file only)

    Please submit a one-page reflection on how this project, experience, or activity is related to your undergraduate goals.

  3. Semester(s) for which you are requesting support (limit: 2 semesters):
  4. Please submit the name and email address of a University of Utah faculty reference that can speak to how your proposal relates to and supports your academic work. Your reference will be emailed and asked to type a letter of support on your behalf when you provide their name and email in the space provided.

    If selected as a recipient of the Ivory Homes Deeply Engaged Learning Experience Award, your funds will be administered through the University of Utah Financial Aid & Scholarship office. Processing through the Financial Aid & Scholarship office will ensure the prompt and automatic transfer of funds directly to your student account. Please note: if you have an unpaid tuition balance, this award will be applied to your tuition, fees, and other outstanding educational expenses. In the event that all your tuition costs have been paid, Income Accounting will refund the amount of this award to the payee on your account. It is the recipient’s responsibility to make any necessary arrangements to ensure the awarded funds are applied to the project. Future funds may be jeopardized if the recipient does not adhere to this responsibility.

Please see: to submit an application.

College of Science Research Opportunities Event

Interested in starting your undergraduate research career? The College of Science and In-Stem are hosting a peer to peer mentoring event focused on helping you learn how to get involved in research. There will be resume workshops, tips on emailing/meeting sign PIs, and info on how to get paid! 11/8 | 12-2 pm | CSC 206