The BIU-YU Summer Science Research Internship program places select undergraduates from Yeshiva College and Stern College in one of the state-of-the-art research laboratories of Bar-Ilan's Life Science, Brain Research, Exact Science, or Engineering Faculties. It enables talented undergraduate science majors to take part in the research of one of Bar-Ilan's more than 180 distinguished science and engineering faculty members.
Interested students should refer to the web pages of senior faculty (or other Bar Ilan faculty not listed) , and identify 5 research groups with which they might be interested in working. These choices (in preferential order) should be entered into the application form. The application form also enables applicants to express an interest in different areas of research by simply entering the relevant key words. We will then do the match-making for you. Prospective applicants should understand that thoughtful choices of key words and/or specific research groups will greatly enhance the extent to which the research experience can match their skills and interests.
Students can also approach a YU faculty member and discuss the possibility of coupling a summer internship at BIU with research in a YU lab during the following academic year. The faculty contact persons at YC and SCW may be of help in identifying faculty members with common interests. Should such an understanding be reached among the student and cooperating faculty members, it should be mentioned in the brief personal statement that is a part of the on-line application for this program. Such an arrangement is not required for participation in the summer program, but it could enrich the student's overall research experience.
Financial Overview: Students will provide their own transportation to/from Israel. The program is generously funded by several BIU and YU donors. During the program participants are provided with housing at Yeshiva University's Gruss Institute in Jerusalem. Daily transportation will be provided between Gruss and Bar-Ilan campus (Ramat Gan), as will breakfasts and dinners (Sundays through Thursdays). Each student will be charged a $100 “petty cash” one-time fee payable in cash (dollars or shekels) at the beginning of the program.
For further information, please visit our FAQ page.
If additional information is required, please contact Prof. Ari Zivotofsky.
Review the BIU/YU Program's research activities from previous summers: