Educational Opportunities

For Undergraduate Students

Aspirnaut Summer Research Internship Program

This internship program is an opportunity for high school students from under-resourced communities to immerse themselves in a hands-on research experience. For students driven by a curiosity about the life sciences, we provide an ideal six-week exposure in the exciting world of scientific research.

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Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship

Each year the undergraduate students from across Michigan are invited to apply to spend 10 weeks working alongside with mentors in our state-of-the-art laboratories getting hands-on immersive experience in basic science research. Fellows receive a stipend and housing support.

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Rosen Fellows

The Rosen Fellows program provides need-based support to undergraduate students working in LSI labs, with a preference for students placed through the U-M Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Support is available during the academic year and over the summer. 

For Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Fellows

David and Michelle Kroin Family Scholarship Fund

The David and Michelle Kroin Family Scholarship Fund was created to enrich the LSI experience for young scientists. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows may apply to attend one scientific conference each year. Funds may be used to cover meeting registration and travel expenses up to $1,000.

LSI graduate students and postdocs may apply online

LSI Cubed

Modeled after the successful MCubed program for U-M faculty, LSI Cubed will promote cross-lab interaction and collaboration by funding “cubes” of two to three graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows from at least two LSI labs. In the initial round, the LSI will fund five one-year projects at up to $10,000 each, covering the costs of supplies and equipment. A letter of support from a faculty mentor will be required for each proposal. Stay tuned for more information.

LSI graduate students and postdocs may apply online

For Postdoctoral Fellows

Michigan Life Sciences Fellows

The Michigan Life Sciences Fellows program comprises a unique, multidisciplinary community of scholars, and provides mentorship focused on nurturing and launching truly innovative scientists into groundbreaking careers. It's a partnership between the LSI, Medical School, College of Pharmacy and College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. It offers a generous stipend, strong mentorship and skill-building to prepare researchers for independent careers.

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CHEAR-LSI Child Health Policy Scholars

The CHEAR-LSI Child Health Policy Scholars fellowship program is designed to provide training and research experience in methods and applications of child health policy research for pre- and post-doctoral students/fellows who are currently enrolled in a biomedical sciences training program. The primary aim is to enhance the scholar's current training by providing both the new skills and the perspectives which are necessary for those who aim to lead research and policy in the dynamic U.S. health care environment.

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LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship

The LSI is a participant in the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship. The program is a major initiative is aimed at promoting an inclusive scholarly environment, recruiting and retaining exceptional early career scholars, and supporting outstanding scholars committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive intellectual community. The program is administered by the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan.

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Get Involved 

Donors who are passionate about science, and interested in helping future generations of scientists, can make a difference through their support of these and other educational programs. Learn more about giving to the LSI.