OHSU ONPRC Provost Scholars Program

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Oregon Health & Science University's Provost Scholar Program for underrepresented minorities, hosted at Oregon National Primate Research Center on OHSU's West Campus.

Who is eligible?

The Provost Scholar program is open to U.S. citizens or legal residents who are enrolled in an accredited 4-year institution in Oregon and will enter their junior or senior year in the fall of 2019. Two students will be selected to receive this award in 2019, the fourth year of the program.

You are eligible to apply to the OHSU/Primate Center Provost Scholar Program if you: 

  • attend a 4-year college/university in the State of Oregon;
  • will have completed at least two undergraduate college years by June of 2019;
  • come from either an underrepresented minority background (includes American Indian or Alaska Native; Black or African American; Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; Hispanic or Latino), have experienced economic hardship*, are first in your family to attend college, or have experienced other economic, educational, ethnic/cultural, family circumstance hardships.
  • are a US citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or eligible DACA student (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). A DACA applicant must have an employment authorization card via USCIS.
* Economically disadvantaged students are defined as individuals who come from a low-income family, using low income levels specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a guideline.

Description of Program

The 10-week Provost Scholar Program is administered by the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC), an institute of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). ONPRC scientists in the Divisions of Neuroscience, Reproductive & Developmental Science, Pathobiology &Immunology, and Cardiometabolic Health oversee research programs related to high-priority medical needs, including research in neurodevelopment, neuroendocrinology, neurodegeneration, cancer, aging, mental illness, brain injury, addiction, obesity, reproductive health, immune response to infectious agents, and stem cells. Students selected to participate in the Provost Scholar program work as part of a research team in an established laboratory alongside an ONPRC research scientist. A special seminar series, weekly lab meetings, journal clubs, and access to other laboratories at the Center combine to make this program a comprehensive, creative and accelerated learning experience.Provost Scholar will be supported by a team of individuals dedicated to their success, both during the term of their summer fellowship and into the future.

A link to project descriptions is listed below.

Amount of Award

In addition to a $3,000 stipend, travel reimbursement and housing costs may also be provided.

Oregon National Primate Center Provost Scholar Program introduction and application: Click here

Provost Scholar project descriptions: Click here.

Application deadline: 11:59 pm on February 1, 2019.

For more information, please contact:

Diana Gordon
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Oregon National Primate Research Center
505 NW 185th Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97006
(503) 346-5055