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Amgen Scholars Program

Made possible through a 12-year, $50 million commitment from the Amgen Foundation, Amgen Scholars allows undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at world-class institutions. 17 leading institutions across the U.S., Europe and Japan currently host the summer program.

Undergraduate participants benefit from undertaking a research project under top faculty, being part of a cohort-based experience of seminars and networking events, and taking part in a symposium in their respective region (U.S., Europe or Japan) where they meet their peers, learn about biotechnology, and hear from leading scientists.

Learn more by visiting and following the #AmgenScholars hashtag on Twitter. 

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The Write Stuff: 3 Expert Tips from Tama Hasson on Academic Science Writing
Dr. Tama Hasson starts off her New Year grilling would-be science writing skills tutors. From January to June, she interviews and evaluates senior graduate students to see if they have the “write stuff” to shepherd Amgen Scholars through the science writing process at UCLA. The tutors become partners in a summer-long process to train the scholars in writing an academic paper, from...
Mar 7, 2018 9:55 AM ET
Real Life Research Experience: Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Agata Misiaszek
Agata Misiaszek Wrocław, Poland Host University: Karolinska Institute Home University: The University of Edinburgh Amgen Scholar Year: 2017 Major: Molecular biology Expected Graduation: May 2018 Journey to Science How did you become interested in science? Ever since I...
Feb 22, 2018 2:55 PM ET
Did You Know First-Year Students Can Also Be Amgen Scholars? Meet Yulia Kostina
Yulia Kostina Moscow, Russia Host University: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) Home University: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) Amgen Scholar Year: 2017 Major: Biology Expected Graduation: 2019 Journey to Science What’s the larger significance of your Amgen...
Feb 20, 2018 10:30 AM ET
Ioannis Koulas From Greece Shares His #AmgenScholars Journey
Ioannis Koulas Thessaloniki, Greece Host University: ETH Zürich Home University: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Amgen Scholar Year: 2017 Major: Medicine Expected Graduation: 2018 Journey to Science How did you become interested in science? It's a little...
Feb 16, 2018 1:45 PM ET
A Diagnosis That Led to Life’s Mission: Working to Reverse Alopecia Areata at Columbia
Most Amgen Scholars only begin to learn about their summer research topic in their college years. For Trévon C. Gordon, his research topic began in high school, when he began to suffer from a condition called alopecia areata, which prevents him from growing hair. Since then, understanding the autoimmune disease has become his mission, and he spent his Amgen Scholars summer researching ways to...
Feb 13, 2018 12:15 PM ET