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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.

We are accepting student applications for the 2021-22 ABI Undergraduate Research Scholar Program.  The application link, guidelines, scholar’s responsibilities, and list of participating mentors with a description of their research are provided.

 Application Link: http://astate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eFeTzOjpmK0dUqi

 Student’s online application includes:

  1. Statement of Interest (why the student is interested in research & this program, any research experience, career goals)
  2. An unofficial transcript
  3. Resume
  4. Two references (online reference form) from A-State faculty (other than selected mentor) and/or high school teachers

     After completing the online application, students should forward the reference link to possible references. 

    Once the online application closes (October 6), student applications will be forwarded to the top mentor choices.  Please connect with your references to ensure they have completed the reference form prior to the deadline.  Those mentors will then setup interviews to select one scholar.  Each application will be notified by October 20 of selection outcomes. 


    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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