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Arkansas Biosciences Institute

ABI will become internationally recognized as a leader in health and life sciences research. Its multifaceted programs will strengthen Arkansas through science-based economic development including research, education, and technology.

A Leader in Health Sciences Research


By working on joint and related research initiatives, the five member organizations created a large community of scientists and researchers who can better compete for external grant awards from federal sources and national foundations, increase the number of scientists and staff supported by extramural funding, share resources (equipment and expertise), attract other scientists to Arkansas, and encourage science-based economic development in the state.

ABI Undergraduate Research Scholar (URS) Program – Accepting Applications

Deadline is Thursday, Sept 6 at 5:00pm

The ABI Undergraduate Research Scholar Program is dedicated to enhance the academic experience of students by providing first and second year undergraduates with opportunities to participate in hands-on research and creative work with faculty and staff. The experience of working with a faculty or staff member who is pushing forward the frontiers of knowledge or creative expression will transform what students learn in the classroom into reality and relevance as well as spark the student’s curiosity propelling innovation.

Scholar Application

Scholar Responsibilities

2018-19 Mentor List

URS Introduction and Guidelines

Mission Statement

The mission of the ABI is to improve the health of Arkansans through new and expanded agricultural and medical research initiatives.


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