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A vital mission of the Department of Immunology is the education and training of future scientists who will continue the mission of expanding our knowledge of how the immune system functions. Below are a series of links to assist Graduate Students with applying to the Department and getting the most out of their time at the University of Pittsburgh.

Graduate Students

The Department of Immunology hosts several post-doctoral fellows and research associates in the various laboratories. Learn more about the University resources:

Postdoctoral Fellows
Undergraduate Students

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

SURP is designed to provide stimulating and rewarding research opportunities for undergraduates considering graduate education in Immunology. 

Microbiology and Immunology Diversity (MID) Scholars Program

The purpose of this research program is to engage underrepresented minority (URM) undergraduate students (scholars), enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh, to consider careers in science, medicine, and public health, provide exposure to biomedical and/or public health research and enhance the research capabilities of underrepresented minorities in research.

The MID Scholars Program provides research experience to scholars of diverse backgrounds, with a particular focus on scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. The goal of the program is to provide URM undergraduate scholars an opportunity to engage in year-long basic, clinical, and/or translational research projects within the Program in Microbiology and Immunology under the mentorship of experienced researchers and principal investigators.  Scholars will work on scientific projects, use lab equipment (as applicable), meet with mentors, gain valuable research experience, and attend scientific conferences, towards a specific goal of developing a career as an independent researcher. Scholars will be paired with PMI graduate students for peer-based mentoring and career advice. Scholars will also attend career and professional training sessions on topics related to careers in biomedical science or public health and have an opportunity to present their research at local and national conferences through travel awards. Stipends will be provided for financial support during the training period.

Read about MIDS success stories.

For more information, please review our Program Flyer or the Program Handbook.

If you're ready to apply, please download and select the Application.

Would you like to give to the MIDS Program?

Use the University Secure form