The L@s GANAS Research Fellowship

The L@s GANAS Research Fellowship is a 2-year program that engages students in research-intensive experiences in Life Sciences, Chemistry and Physics. As a student participant, a L@s GANAS scholar, you will gain sustained and meaningful exposure to research environments, you will learn about research as a career and be provided with a visible path towards it. You will also be embraced by the UIC research community and introduced to national research communities in your field.

Deadline is August 30, 2017

What are the benefits of research with L@s GANAS?

As a L@s GANAS scholar, you will

  • Work closely with experienced researchers
  • Gain hands on research experience
  • Develop academic and personal skills by working in collaboration with others
  • Be eligible to receive financial assistance while working on a research project – up to $2,500 a semester*
  • Have the opportunity to present original research in national and local conferences
  • Participate in a science leadership workshop in the fall prior to engaging in research projects
    • Fall 2017: Students will be enrolled in Bios 294: Special Topics. This workshop will meet on Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:30 pm (CRN: 41216). Location TBD. This is a seminar course and will require some outside readings, but most work will occur in discussion. Students must obtain permission before enrolling.
  • If possible, earn course credit

Here is what you need to participate:

  • Be currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate student starting your second academic year in the Fall 2017 semester at UIC or a new transfer student beginning in Fall 2017
  • Self identify as Latinx
  • Commit to enroll for 2 full academic years (four semesters) in our research program
  • Intend to major in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Neuroscience or related natural sciences or engineering major.
  • Maintain good academic standing

* Students must be FAFSA-eligible to receive financial assistance. Participation in the research experience is NOT contingent on FAFSA status.

Why Latinx? Latinx (pronounced “La-TEEN-ex”) is a gender-inclusive way of referring to people of Latin American descent. This includes people who identify as Latin@, Latino, Latina, Hispanic, Latin American, Hispanic American, Chicano, Chicana, etc.