By LAUREN METZGER
Published: January 9, 2015
UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) is now accepting applications for its 2015 Summer Research Fellowship Program! This unique and rewarding opportunity provides trainees with valuable research experience working with a diverse and productive interdisciplinary team. Summer research fellowships are competitive positions that are open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are interested in an 8-week, 40 hour per week experience at CEED. Fellows receive a $2,000 stipend upon completion of their time at UNC and will be given project and mentor assignments based on areas of interest, availability, and research skills. Research experiences are planned prior to the summer to enable fellows to “hit the ground running.” Fellows attend our weekly research meetings, journal club, and post-doctoral research seminars. One to two summer fellows are typically selected each year.
One of our past fellows encourages interested applicants to apply because she “really enjoyed working with the UNC CEED faculty and staff [because] they provided a great learning environment.” She also characterized her time with the program as “inspiring [because] it helped shape [her] career path, and it created a network for career development.”
Applications are due by April 1, 2015 and can be found on our website. One letter of recommendation, a current CV, and an academic transcript must also be submitted to complete the application. Fellows typically start in early June and complete their work in early to mid-August. Housing is not provided, but we can assist you in finding summer housing. Questions can be directed to Lauren Metzger (firstname.lastname@example.org / 919.843.2395).