Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program Overview

SRF Education undergraduate programs primarily are designed to develop well-spoken, critically thinking future scientists, healthcare professionals, and policy makers. Whether a student plans to pursue postgraduate studies or apply for a research position at a pharmaceutical company, practical experience is key. However, research opportunities are limited at some colleges, and specific fields of research, such as tissue engineering, may be completely absent. As noted in the project description page, the SRF Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program seeks to offer a variety of research options ranging from basic science to pre-clinical translation.

The SRF Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program sets itself apart from many other pre-graduate training programs with its focus on the development of scientific communication skills in addition to enhancing laboratory and critical thinking skills. The Fellows participating in the program will be guided through practical writing assignments that simulate documents scientists are often asked to produce, such as grant proposals. The communication training will culminate in a student symposium at the end of the program, where Fellows will present the results of their work.

 

Program Learning Objectives

  1. Plan and execute an independent research project.
  2. Master new technical skills.
  3. Improve scientific communication skills.
  4. Complete a simple grant proposal.
  5. Make a formal presentation of project results.