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Summer Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry is pleased to announce the new Hanson Summer Research Scholar Program. The goal of this program is to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that will prepare them for a career in biochemical or basic science research. This program is supported by an endowment in honor of the late Distinguished University Professor Dr. Richard W. Hanson, a beloved former Chair and world-renowned colleague in the Biochemistry Department.

2018 Program dates and stipend

In 2018, this program will support 2 or 3 CWRU undergraduates conducting summer research in areas of basic biochemistry at CWRU. Successful applicants will be expected to commit to full-time effort during the 10 weeks between Monday May 28 through Friday August 3. Hanson Summer Research Scholars will receive a $3,000 stipend and additional funds to help defray housing expenses.

How to apply

*Submission period has closed for 2018 applications.

Please email applications before March 15, 2018, to .

Your application should consist of:

  • a) a 1-page statement describing your education and career goals, your motivation for your summer research experience, and stating whether you are eligible for work study
  • b) an unofficial copy of your CWRU transcript
  • c) a 1-2 page resume that summarizes your extracurricular activities, laboratory/research experience, and work history, and that provides names and contact information for 2 faculty references
  • d) a recommendation letter from your CWRU summer research faculty mentor that includes a brief description of your proposed summer research project (this should be emailed by your faculty mentor directly to
  • Please email any questions to with subject line "Hanson Scholars".


    Undergrad Advisor
    Menachem Shoham

    • 216.368.4665 ph
    • 216.368.3419 f
    • Office: RT-500-7
    • Lab: RT500