Idaho's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is seeking student and faculty
applicants for the GEM3 Summer Authentic Research Experience (SARE) program. The SARE Program is
designed to engage undergraduates in paid summer research experiences (full-time and part-time positions
available) to study within a wide range of topics broadly related to the Idaho NSF EPSCoR research project -
Genes by Environment: Modeling, Mechanisms, and Mapping (GEM3). Up to 23 SARE positions will be
offered each year across Idaho.
ELIGIBILITY: We are currently recruiting students with interests in bioinformatics, computational biology,
conservation genetics, ecosystem management, environmental science, and social science. Idaho EPSCoR
strongly encourages participation of students and faculty from Idaho’s 2-yr and 4-yr colleges and
universities. GEM3 seeks to increase the participation of students from underrepresented groups in STEM.
This includes underrepresented minorities (URM, primarily Hispanics and Native Americans), low-income,
rural and/or first-generation students, and women. Research projects can be led by faculty from an Idaho
university or faculty from 2- and 4-yr colleges. In most cases, research projects will be directed by faculty at
the students’ home institution.
HOW TO APPLY: Faculty who wish to host SARE students should submit their brief research description by
April 6, 2020. Student SARE applications will be accepted until positions are filled; review of applications
will begin April 10, 2020. We encourage students to visit with faculty to discuss potential projects and to
help with the placement process.
Click on the flyer for more information, or on the link to apply today.
Faculty priority deadline: April 6, 2020
UG student priority deadline: April 10, 2020
Positions open until filled.
COVID-19 STATEMENT: There is considerable uncertainty about planning for summer programming at this time due to the current Coronavirus situation. Our ability to award and implement summer research experiences will be contingent upon identifying projects that will be in compliance with all local and Institutional COVID-19 guidance and restrictions. Please be aware that this application process in no way guarantees the availability of SARE this year.