External Programs

Here are some of the external programs that also offer opportunities for trainees at the LSI.

For Undergraduate Students

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) creates research partnerships between undergraduate students and University of Michigan researchers. All schools and colleges are active participants in UROP, which provides a wealth of interesting research topics for program participants. LSI faculty frequently take UROP students.

The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is designed for outstanding undergraduate students who are underrepresented in their field of study. The goal of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to conduct an intensive, graduate-level research project with faculty and graduate students at the University of Michigan. This eight-week program, held on the Ann Arbor campus, culminates in a research symposium where each participant presents their research project. Throughout the program, all students will engage in a series of academic, professional, and personal development seminars. 

For Graduate Students

The U-M Program in Biomedical Sciences is designed to offer students maximum flexibility, with the opportunity to rotate with more than 500 faculty — including faculty at the LSI. At the end of the first year, PIBS students choose a permanent program and will continue to be funded through defense and graduation.

The Rackham Graduate School works together with faculty in the schools and colleges of the University of Michigan to provide more than 180 graduate degree programs in addition to the Program in Chemical Biology. 

For Postdoctoral Fellows

The LSI is a participant in the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Collegiate Fellows program. The program is a major initiative 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.

The President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers fellowships in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), economics and political science fields, with faculty mentoring, professional development and academic networking opportunities. 

Eight fellows at the start of their careers in any academic or professional field are selected each year for three-year appointments.