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Microbiology and Immunology Diversity (MID) Scholars Program

What is the the MID Scholars Program?

The purpose of the MIDS Program is to promote diversity in STEM by engaging underrepresented minority undergraduate students in long-term biomedical and/or public health research, career development, and mentorship in preparation for graduate-level education and careers in the biomedical sciences.

The MIDS Program provides research experience and scientific training to undergraduate Scholars from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. For two years (4 semesters), our Scholars engage in clinical and/or translational research projects under the guidance of experienced researchers and principal investigators in the fields of microbiology and/or immunology within the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In addition to research experience, Scholars develop scientific technical and communication skills, build relationships with mentors, attend career development seminars, and present their independent research at both in-house and national scientific conferences. Through two years of research, career development, and mentorship, Scholars develop into competitive applicants for graduate programs, specifically PhD or MD/PhD programs, immediately upon bachelor degree completion.

Important Spring 2022 Dates:

  • November 1st: Applications Open
  • December 1st: Applications Close
  • January 5th: Applicants Notified of Decision
  • January 31st: Begin Research
  • April 8th: Research Ends

For more information, please review our MID Scholars Program Handbook. Or watch our student-run informational session recording!

Get started today by downloading and filling out our Application Form!