How to ApplyApplications are now CLOSED for the 2018 cycle
- Complete the online application. The OURS program is administered under the SPUR umbrella, and we use the SPUR application form. Be sure to select OURS as the program for which you are applying. Note in the application the lab if you are currently doing research and explain the nature and goals of your research project. Also, please provided the name of your lab mentor, if you are working with a grad student, postdoc, or research assistant in addition to your PI.
- Request only ONE letter of recommendation: It must be from your sponsoring UO professor, and it should address your potential and motivation for scientific research. When you submit your application online, identifying your sponsoring professor by name and email, the professor will receive a request to upload a letter. Alternatively, the letter can be emailed to: email@example.com.
- Questions? Check out the FAQs page or email us.
- If you encounter any problem submitting your application online, please submit your information by email to our Summer Programs Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for recommenders
- If you are writing a letter of recommendation, please check out our note to referees.
Deadlines for applications
Applications are currently open until April 8th, 2018.
We begin making offers of admission to OURS about the beginning of Spring term, and we continue to review applications until all slots are filled. Please note that space is very limited. If you do not hear from us, please feel free to email us.
Deadlines on the SPUR website, referenced many times on this page, do not apply to OURS students. Because the OURS cohort is made up exclusively of UO students, application deadlines differ. Please refer only to the deadlines referenced specifically on this webpage.
All applicants should:
- Have completed at least one year of undergraduate coursework by summer.
- Be undergraduates in good standing.
- Be strongly motivated to participate in ongoing research projects.
- Be US citizens or permanent residents.
- Be a University of Oregon student.
- Be working currently in a UO life sciences lab or actively seeking a research position in a UO life sciences lab.