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Student Research Support

Interested in gaining research experience?
Research experience is a fantastic opportunity—a unique part of the college experience.
Research experience makes you a more competitive applicant for graduate school.
Research experience gives you the chance to be part of a research team.

Are you an undergraduate student who identifies as having a disability?
The Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research (UCEER) runs the GURU Program, a one-of-a-kind program designed to give U students who identify as having a disability (visible or invisible) the opportunity to join a research team that investigates the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic science and genomic medicine. We have supported students and faculty from the Colleges of Humanities, Law, Nursing, Fine Arts, Health, Education, Engineering, Social and Behavioral Science, and Medicine. Students from other disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Join GURU!
As part of the GURU Program, you could do things like study how parents who learn they will have a child with Down syndrome convey that news to family and friends, help develop a comic book to enhance literacy about genetic testing, apply techniques from theater to assist doctors with communicating difficult news. For additional information about the GURU Program and affiliated projects, see: http://uofuhealth.utah.edu/uceer/guru1.php

2 undergraduate students will be selected each year. The students will be:
• Paired with a faculty researcher and paid $15/hour (for up to 150 hours/semester).
• Provided $1000/year to support travel to an academic conference.
• Placed in a mentorship network with multiple mentors, at least one of whom will be a faculty member who identifies as having a disability.
• Offered the opportunity to take courses focusing on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic research and medicine, and provided resources to take a GRE test-prep course.


Need support for your graduate research?
The Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research (UCEER) provides financial, mentorship, and logistical support for students and faculty interested in investigating the ethical, legal, and social issues raised by genomic research and genomic medicine. We have supported students and faculty from the Colleges of Humanities, Law, Nursing, Fine Arts, Health, Education, Engineering, and Medicine, but we are always looking to expand this disciplinary representation.

Are you a graduate student who identifies as having a disability?
UCEER runs the GURU Program, a one-of-a-kind, NIH-funded program designed to give students at the University of Utah who identify as having a disability (visible or invisible) the opportunity to join a research team that investigates the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic science and genomic medicine.

Join GURU!
We want you to be a member of our research team. And we want to support your own research. We welcome scholars from all disciplines. For additional information about the GURU Program and affiliated projects, see: http://uofuhealth.utah.edu/uceer/guru1.php

2 graduate students will be selected each year. The students will be:
• Supported with a Graduate Research Assistant stipend of $21,000 (for a 20 hours/week commitment).
• Supported with a Tuition Benefit Program that covers 100% of eligible tuitions and fees (for additional information, see: https://gradschool.utah.edu/tbp/)
• Provided $2000/year to support travel to academic conferences.
• Provided $2500/year to support own research.
• Placed in a mentorship network with multiple mentors, at least one of whom will be a faculty member who identifies as having a disability.
• Offered the opportunity to take courses focusing on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic research and medicine, and provided resources to take a grant-writing workshop.


Apply Here: https://redcap01.brisc.utah.edu/ccts/redcap/surveys/?s=HMN7KFAJFWLD7FMW

Deadline for application: January 28, 2022

Application includes: CV, personal statement, transcript, 2 letters of recommendation
If you require accommodations to complete the application, please contact the Center for Disability & Access at 801.581.5020, Student Union Room 162

Questions? Contact: Professor Jim Tabery, 801.581.8362, james.tabery@utah.edu 

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Last Updated: 11/17/21