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UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program

Please consult the program website to confirm program details, including applicable deadlines.

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Program Purpose

U.C. Berkeley's Amgen Scholars Program provides outstanding science undergraduates with research experience and increases their competitiveness for admission to prestigious graduate and professional institutions. It encourages participants to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and research careers in the sciences and biotechnology.

Program Description

U.C. Berkeley Amgen Scholars participate in 10 weeks of full-time intensive research in the sciences in a faculty member's laboratory and work directly with faculty, a postdoctoral scholar, and/or a graduate student. Scholars present their research findings at the national symposium.

Supported Fields

Undergraduates in the following fields are encouraged to apply: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, and all of the following areas of specialty: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Bioengineering' Biophysics; Cell & Developmental Biology; Chemical Biology; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Computational Biology; Genetics/Genomics & Development; Immunology; Integrative Biology ; Microbiology; Molecular Genetics; Neuroscience; Plant and Microbial Biology; Structural Biology; Synthetic Biology (SynBERC).


The program provides a $3,800 stipend, room and board, college course credit, and expenses to participate in National Amgen Scholars Program Symposium.

Applicant Profile

Prior research experience is preferred, with an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. Students of of diverse populations and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors with minimum 3.2 GPA.


U.S. citizens and permanent residents.


Usually February 1.

How To Apply



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