The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences is now accepting applications for the 2013 class of Petit Undergraduate Research Scholars. The Petit Scholars program is a competitive scholarship program that serves to develop the next generation of researchers by providing an opportunity to conduct independent research for a full year in Georgia Tech's state-of-the-art laboratories of Petit Institute faculty members. Scholars work in a wide variety of bio-related research labs that span across all of the colleges of Georgia Tech. Research is conducted in the areas of cancer biology, biomaterials, computing, drug design, development and delivery, molecular evolution, molecular cellular and tissue biomechanics, regenerative medicine, robotics, stem cell engineering and systems biology. Scholars are given a stipend and additional funds to purchase materials and supplies.
Since its beginning in 2000, the program has supported hundreds of top undergraduate researchers who have gone on to distinguished careers in research, medicine and industry. As biotechnology research has grown significantly throughout the Georgia Tech campus, so has the number of Petit Scholars with the funding of 19 scholars in 2012. To date, the program has funded students from Georgia Tech, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Georgia State University, Emory University, Agnes Scott College and Georgia Gwinnett College. The Petit Scholars program is funded by Friends of the Petit Institute donors in addition to its endowment from Parker H. "Pete" Petit.
To make a donation to this program, visit: Petit Scholars Donations
For any faculty interested in applying for faculty membership in the Petit Institute, click here.
Beginning September 24, 2012, thes Petit Institute will begin accepting research project submissions from graduate student and/or postdocs to be considered to serve as mentors to the incoming class of Petit Scholars.
The application submission deadline for the 2012 Petit Scholars is Friday, September 21, 2012.
For complete program requirements and online application, visit: 2013 Petit Scholars
Program Administrator: Colly Mitchell
Faculty Advisor: Todd McDevitt, PhD