Amgen Scholars Program at Duke

Thanks to the generous support of Amgen Foundation, the Amgen Scholars Program at Duke is committed to:

  • providing undergraduates with enriching, collaborative research experiences in biotechnology/drug discovery;
  • fostering and developing scholars' science identity and professional mindset, and;
  • promoting entry into PhD or MD/PhD programs and scientific careers.

During Summer 2023, Duke University will host a new cohort of Amgen Scholars*. Based on submitted preference and interests, scholars will be matched with a faculty mentor conducting world-class biotechnology/drug discovery research. Scholars will conduct independent research related to the lab’s ongoing projects, mentored by a team of faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students. 

Scholars will participate in complimentary activities that support the Duke ASP biotechnology/drug discovery focus, including visits to local biotechnology and Pharma companies in Research Triangle Park (RTP), home to 275+ companies, and meetings with scientists and graduate students currently interning in industry as part of their PhD programs. In addition to seminars, journal clubs, poster presentations, and programming that supports graduate school preparedness, Duke Amgen Scholars will participate in social and cultural activities that build community and showcase the vibrant, creative, and innovative city of Durham, NC.

*While undergraduates interested in Amgen Scholars are encouraged and welcome to submit applications to any and all programs for which they are eligible, please bear in mind that final admissions decisions are subject to COVID-19 mandates of the host institutions and governments, potentially including COVID-19 vaccination requirements, lab availability, accommodations, and travel.


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