The Amgen Scholars Program aims to open the door to research opportunities at 24 host institutions for undergraduates from any four-year college or university in a given region.
Made possible through a 16-year, $74 million commitment from the Amgen Foundation, Amgen Scholars allows undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at world-class institutions. 24 premier educational and research institutions across the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada currently host the summer program.
Undergraduate participants benefit from undertaking a research project under top faculty, being part of a cohort-based experience of seminars and networking events, and taking part in a symposium in their respective region where they meet their peers, learn about biotechnology, and hear from leading scientists.
Amgen Scholars at a Glance
Areas of potential focus include any disciplines related to the discovery, development, manufacture and delivery of human therapeutics, as well as the overall biomedical and biotechnology enterprise.
A signature component of the summer program is the symposium where students hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia. Over the course of the symposium, Scholars have the chance to share their summer research projects with their peers and deepen their understanding of drug discovery and development.
Amgen Scholars from across the U.S. and Canada meet in California, Amgen Scholars from across Europe convene in England, Amgen Scholars across Asia meet in Singapore, and Amgen Scholars across Australia, New Zealand and Oceania convene in Australia. The four symposia provide undergraduates with a valuable opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars as well as interact with leading industry and academic scientists.
Creating and Running a Successful Undergraduate Research Program
Read Amgen Scholars: Best Practices in Summer Undergraduate Research Programs to see what it takes to develop, launch and run a program like Amgen Scholars.Read more
Amgen Foundation’s Commitment to Science Education
The Amgen Foundation seeks to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators. Learn more about the Foundation’s commitment to the scientists of tomorrow.Visit the Amgen Foundation website
An Introduction to Biotechnology
Biotechnology has brought about the discovery and development of a new generation of human therapeutics. Learn about the science and manufacturing of biologic medicines.Visit the Intro to Biotechnology website