MID Scholars Program

Microbiology and Immunology Diversity (MID) Scholars Program

What is the MID Scholars Program?

The purpose of the MIDS Program is to promote diversity in STEM by engaging underrepresented minority undergraduate students in long-term biomedical and/or public health research, career development, and mentorship in preparation for graduate-level education and careers in the biomedical sciences.
The MIDS Program provides research experience and scientific training to undergraduate Scholars from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. For two years (4 semesters), our Scholars engage in clinical and/or translational research projects under the guidance of experienced researchers and principal investigators in the fields of microbiology and/or immunology within the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In addition to research experience, Scholars develop scientific technical and communication skills, build relationships with mentors, attend career development seminars, and present their independent research at both in-house and national scientific conferences. Through two years of research, career development, and mentorship, Scholars develop into competitive applicants for graduate programs, specifically PhD or MD/PhD programs, immediately upon bachelor degree completion.

Important Fall 2022 Dates:

  • August 24th: Applications Open
  • September 21st: Applications Close 
  • September 26th: Applicants Notified of Decision
  • October 3rd: Begin Research
  • December 9th: End Research

Important Spring 2023 Dates:

  • November 1st: Applications Open
  • November 22nd: Applications Close 
  • December 1st: Applicants Notified of Decision
  • January 9th: Begin Research
  • April 21st: End Research

For more information, please review our MID Scholars Program Handbook. Or watch our student-run informational session recording!

Get started today by downloading and filling out our Application Form!