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Program Description

Caltech's Amgen Scholars program provides visiting (non-Caltech) students the opportunity to conduct research in biology, chemistry, and bio-technical related fields under the guidance of seasoned research mentors. The goal of the program is to provide research opportunities to students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. program in STEM fields. We are also committed to providing research opportunities to students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields and to those who attend schools where undergraduate research is limited.

Scholars receive a $6,000 stipend for the ten-week period. Stipend payments are distributed in equal installments in late June and late July.  Scholars will also receive campus housing, a modest board allowance, and travel to and from Pasadena. Scholars are required to live in provided campus housing.

To enrich the research experience, Amgen Scholars will attend the following:

  • Weekly seminars by Caltech faculty & JPL scientists and engineers
  • An academic and professional development series on developing a research career, graduate school admissions, and other topics of interest to future researchers
  • Various social and cultural activities
  • Weekly small student-faculty dinners
  •  Special field trips