BLaST Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Experience Funding

Applications are being accepted for the Biomedical Learning and Student Training Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Experience until Feb. 27 at midnight. BLaST engages students from diverse backgrounds in education and training for biomedical research careers, with an emphasis on students from rural Alaska and partners.

Current undergraduate students from Fort Lewis College, Salish Kootenai College, Diné College, Alaska Pacific University, Iḷisaġvik College, all UAS and UAF campuses, from all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds are invited to apply. To be eligible for a BLaST Undergraduate Research Experience, students must meet certain criteria, including having the following:

  • An interest in biomedical or One Health research,
  • A faculty mentor at their campus, and
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

The BLaST URE award is up to $5,000 for Summer 2022. Awards can be budgeted for research supplies and services, travel, and student salary (hourly compensation for a maximum of 40 hours a week). Your faculty must agree to your project proposal before submission and fill out the mentor confirmation form online.

Information about requirements, a link to the online application, and COVID considerations can be found at

For more information, please email