2022 Undergraduate Plant Research Fellowships

If you're an undergraduate student studying life sciences in the US, this fellowship program based out of Ithaca, NY might be just for you.

The Boyce Thompson Institute along with Cornell University are offering three summer research fellowships for students interested in studying botany and life sciences. The topics for summer research include bioinformatics, plant genome research, and programmable plant systems.


Application Requirements

  • Complete registration on the official website.
  • Academic Transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are preferred, but both official and unofficial are accepted. Upload a scanned version of your transcripts through the application form, or have an electronic copy of your official transcripts sent to internships@btiscience.org.
  • Current GPA
  • Personal Statement Essay: In 700 words or less, describe your interest in the research experience, what you hope to gain, and how the opportunity fits into your future academic and career plans. If you have any relevant research experience, please remember to include that as well.
  • Resume— Current work experience outside of research labs should be highlighted as well as volunteer services.
  • This fellowship program is open to US residents and citizens.



The application deadline for the next fellowship cycle is February 4th, 2022.

Tentatively, the program is set to start on May 31st 2022, and end August 5th, 2022.



Undergraduates receive a competitive stipend ($6,000), meal allowance ($850), travel assistance (up to $500) and fully funded group housing on the Cornell campus.


Click here to learn more about the research program.


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