Undergraduate Training


Stowers Summer Scholars Program

The Stowers Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to become immersed in a research topic for a full-time ten-week period and experience firsthand the intellectual and collaborative spirit of research.  This summer opportunity is available for students from the U.S. and all over the globe. Our deadline for participation in the summer of 2014 has passed. Please check our website in September 2014 for opportunities for the summer of 2015.


Student Rotations

There are also research opportunities available at the Stowers Institute for undergraduates who live in the greater Kansas City area during the academic year (September – May). Faculty are looking for talented and dedicated undergraduate students currently pursuing a degree in the biological or physical sciences. The rotations are specifically designed for the serious student who desires a short-term but meaningful research experience.

Students will work under the direction of a Stowers scientist on a specific project with defined educational objectives and have access to appropriate institute facilities, equipment, materials and supplies.

Selected candidates will have at least a 3.2 undergraduate GPA, be at least 18 years of age, and currently enrolled in a degree-granting program in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, chemistry, physics, computing, mathematics or a related field. Rotations are at least eight weeks in duration and may be extended by mutual agreement.


To indicate your interest, complete the Pre-Employment & Certification Forms and submit with the following:

1.  CV with list of publications, if any, and highlights of your laboratory experience

2.  Statement of Interest, including two to three Stowers laboratories you are interested in joining and why

3.  Official Transcript(s)

4.  Letter of Recommendation from advisor, such as a research supervisor or science professor

5.  Requests for Assistance (travel, housing, sponsorship), if applicable


Application materials may be submitted to: studenttrainingprograms@stowers.org


Transcripts should be sent to:

The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute

Attn: Ana Pedraza

Stowers Institute for Medical Research

1000 E. 50th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64110