For High School Students & Undergraduate Students

An Aspirnaut student works on her summer research project in the Cone lab.

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.

For Undergraduate Students

Each year, undergraduate students from across Michigan are invited to apply to spend 10 weeks working 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.

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

The U-M Program in Chemical Biology is an interdepartmental degree program through the Rackham Graduate School. It offers a doctoral program in Chemical Biology and a master's program in Cancer Chemical Biology. The program is administrated by the LSI and directed by LSI faculty member Anna Mapp.

For Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Fellows

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.

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.

Modeled after the successful MCubed program for U-M faculty, LSI Cubed promotes cross-lab interaction and collaboration by funding “cubes” of two to three graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows from at least two LSI labs.

Each year, the LSI will fund several projects at up to $10,000 each, covering the costs of supplies and equipment. A letter of support from a faculty mentor is required for each proposal.

For Postdoctoral 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.

The David and Meredith Kaplan Michigan-Israel Visiting Scholars program stimulates research in life sciences by supporting one or more researchers from U-M at the Weizmann Institute of Sciences or the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Israel — or supporting researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Sciences or the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology at U-M. The initial focus of the program is to support the researchers for three to six months for research, including travel and stipend costs, to advance collaborative projects related to natural products drug discovery.

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.