An intense 10-week educational boot camp designed to give students a major boost in the STEM industry is looking for its next graduating class.


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The Masonic Medical Research Institute, known as MMRI, is opening spaces for its ultra-competitive and extremely selective Summer Fellowship Program. About 18 percent of this applicants earn a spot in the coveted program.

What does a Summer Fellowship look like at MMRI?

The annual fellowship started in 1960 and has grown in both reputation and recognition due to the many student success stories.

The MMRI Summer Fellowship Program is open to undergrad and grad students enrolled in a science-related program at accredited universities. Spaces are also available for administrative students pursuing degrees in IT, human resources, and marketing.

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The program is designed to provide students experience in "real world scientific research projects, while being mentored by some of the top scientists in the country."

The 10-week program not only provides hands-on experiences and one-on-one mentorship, it also allows students to forge critical connections in the industry.

This scholarship-based program gives college students the unique opportunity to work at a prestigious laboratory while learning from leading scientists whose biomedical research focuses on cardiovascular, neurological, and autoimmune disorders.


Example of What Previous Graduates Have Done

attachment-Summer Fellows with Chase Kessinger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Research and Translational Medicine

A 2022 graduate of the Summer Fellowship accomplished an ultra-rare feat for an undergrad student. Aaron Farley, of SUNY Poly, earned a co-authoring byline credit in an article from the highly respected, peer-reviewed science journal, Cells.

You can read Farley's article HERE.

This year, the fellowship runs from May 17 through July 26. Applications are due by February 9.

Click HERE to apply.

Acceptance notifications are sent out on March 1.


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