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The Biobehavioral lab is looking for students interested in applying to the American Physiological Society (APS) Summer Research Fellowship program.

The program allows students to participate in hands-on research in the laboratory for 10 weeks in the summer (dates June 1-July 31, 2020).

Fellows receive a $4,000 stipend and travel expenses (up to $1,300 for domestic students and up to $1,800 for international students) to attend the APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology. Additional $1000 for housing are awarded to top candidates.

The application deadline is February 1st


  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (not restricted to UNC).
  • Applicant should not have more than nine calendar months of research experience in a physiology laboratory, no previous peer reviewed publications, and no previous abstracts submitted to national or international meetings
  • Applicant must have an overall GPA of >3.0 (0-4.0 scale).
  • There are no citizenship requirements for this award

Check out these blogs from past summer APS fellows!


For more information, check the guidelines at the APS website. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Patricia Silveyra at


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