All Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars (MIRS) are required to be undergraduate students, Mississippi residents, and U.S. citizens. Applications from students who do not fit these requirements will not be considered for funding. There are no restrictions based on undergraduate classification. Graduating seniors are eligible as long as they have not begun their graduate program at the time of the internship. Previously-funded MIRS applicants will not be considered.
For the duration of the program, student interns are expected to work hard, learn new research methods, develop interpersonal skills, and build professional relationships. MIRS awardees are required to present their summer research in a poster format at the annual Mississippi IDeA Conference, held in late July each year. Students are encouraged to present at the annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences meeting as well, although it is not required. Travel and professional conference presentation costs are considered as part of the award provided to MIRS awardees at the beginning of their summer internship.
Students will be required to find a mentor from one of the research-intensive host universities. The mentor must agree before application to allow the student to intern in their lab for the summer. Mentors will be provided an award to help cover the cost of supplies the students use throughout the summer. If you are unable to secure a mentor, please contact us at email@example.com for additional resources.