Document For Educators

Creating and Running a Successful Undergraduate Research Program

Download the book Creating and Running a Successful Undergraduate Research Program

The Amgen Scholars Program has grown signtificantly since its launch in 2006. Hosted at 17 institutions throughout the United States, Europe and Japan more than 3,500 scholars have graduated from the program and many are continuing their educations and careers in science-based fields. 
While every undergraduate summer research program is unique, our Best Practices book looks into what we’ve found to be the keys to creating a successful program. 

Highlights from Amgen Scholars: Best Practices in Summer Undergraduate Research Programs:

  • How to market your program
  • How to best to match students with faculty mentors
  • How to communicate and set expectations at individual sites
  • How to give students a leg up in winning top awards
  • How to prepare students for graduate school

Additional Resources

Amgen Foundation’s Commitment to Science Education {category_name}

For All

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 {category_name}

For Students

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

Amgen Scholars is an international program funded by the Amgen Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge.

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