Established in 2006, the Amgen Scholars Program is an undergraduate summer research experience hosted at 24 premier educational and research institutions across the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada. Participants benefit by conducting a research project under top faculty, participating in seminars and networking events and taking part in a symposium in their respective region. Throughout the program, participants meet peers, present their research findings, learn about biotechnology and hear from leading scientists. Financial support for students is a critical component of the program, which helps ensure that eligible students, regardless of income, can participate.
The Amgen Scholars Program seeks to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers. Amgen Scholars learn to collaborate effectively in research settings while investigating areas of research interest within a specific discipline. As a result, Scholars gain practical skills and knowledge for their graduate study and post-graduate careers. Nearly 900 program alumni have completed their undergraduate studies and are currently pursuing an advanced graduate degree in a scientific field. Another 280 alumni have earned their Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. More than 500 alumni are employed in scientific fields across 33 countries.
For undergraduates, Amgen Scholars online resources on LabXchange lay the groundwork for conducting research and analyzing findings and are in a self-paced, asynchronous format to facilitate learning anytime. For educators, we are happy to share best practice in creating and running a successful undergraduate research program.
A snapshot of our progress with the Amgen Scholars’ Program
Meet Amgen Scholars Nik and Jacopo, A Comedy Duo Forged in Science.
“Working full time and so intensely in the lab is like nothing that I have ever experienced before. My supervisor and lab members not only have great enthusiasm for and deep knowledge of science but also an impressively work hard, play harder spirit.”
Home University: National University of Singapore Host University: Kyoto University Amgen Scholar Year: 2017