MIT Receives New Grants for Amgen Scholars Program

Published in MIT News on November 12, 2014, by the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education

MIT has been awarded two major grants from the Amgen Foundation. The first will provide hands-on laboratory experience to undergraduate students through the Amgen Scholars Program. This marks the ninth year that MIT will participate in the program, which aims to inspire the next generation of innovators by providing undergraduates with hands-on summer research opportunities at many of the world’s premier educational institutions. The second grant awarded to MIT will support the Amgen Scholars Global/U.S. Program Office, which is responsible for coordinating the 10 U.S. institutions that will host Amgen Scholars Programs in the next four years, as well as promoting visibility for the program worldwide.  

Amgen Scholars grantOverall, 17 educational institutions worldwide have been selected to host Amgen Scholars as part of the program’s latest expansion. The Amgen Foundation also announced additional host sites in the U.S., Europe, and, for the first time, Japan, providing greater access and opportunity for young scientists to engage in cutting-edge research across a wide range of scientific fields and deepen their understanding of medical biotechnology.  

"The Amgen Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for students to engage in the process of discovery and build intellectual connections with some of the most accomplished faculty in the world,” said MIT President L. Rafael Reif...

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