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Amgen Scholars

Due to continued uncertainties about the occupancy of laboratories and regional travel restrictions,, the national Amgen Scholars Program, of which Caltech is a part, will not be accepting applications for summer 2021. Please consider applying to Caltech's summer undergraduate research programs through SURF or WAVE Fellows.

The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program aimed at increasing research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences. At Caltech, we provide visiting students the opportunity to conduct research in biology, chemistry, and bio-technical related fields under the guidance of some of the world's leading academic scientists. Research projects, along with scientific seminars, workshops, and networking events, prepare participants to pursue a Ph.D. or the joint M.D./Ph.D. degree and research careers in the sciences and biotechnology.

We are committed to providing research opportunities to students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields and to those who attend schools where undergraduate research is limited.

In 2021, Amgen Scholars will receive a $6,620 stipend for the ten-week period, campus housing, 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
  • 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

The Amgen Scholars Program is made possible by generous funding from the Amgen Foundation. To learn more about the program or to find information about the other Amgen Scholar sites click here.