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Amgen Scholars Program

Made possible through a 12-year, $50 million commitment from the Amgen Foundation, Amgen Scholars allows undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at world-class institutions. 17 leading institutions across the U.S., Europe and Japan currently host the summer program.

Undergraduate participants benefit from undertaking a research project under top faculty, being part of a cohort-based experience of seminars and networking events, and taking part in a symposium in their respective region (U.S., Europe or Japan) where they meet their peers, learn about biotechnology, and hear from leading scientists.

Learn more by visiting and following the #AmgenScholars hashtag on Twitter. 

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Insights From 4 Years of Japan Amgen Scholars
The international reach of the Amgen Scholars Program is broader than ever before, with 8 new institutions in Asia, Australia, Canada, and the United States joining the Program in 2019 – bringing the total number of global sites to 24. As the Japan Amgen Scholars Program enters its fifth year, Steve Sugino, Vice President of Amgen, caught up with its Directors, Dr. Ichiro Sakuma, Professor at...
Apr 3, 2019 9:15 AM ET
Taking a Medical Research Path to Entrepreneurship
In second grade, when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, Timothy Day said: “a chemist who would try to cure cancer.” He wasn’t too far off the mark. Two decades later, with biochemistry, microbiology, and neuroscience degrees in hand, Amgen Scholar alumnus Day has started his own company to to develop gene therapies for intestinal and systemic diseases. But what his 7-year-old-...
Mar 1, 2019 7:30 AM ET
Climbing a Ladder of Success to a Biotech Research Career
For Saira Sakalaš, learning she was selected as an Amgen Scholar last year was the beginning of a new chapter in her life. She says she will never forget the moment she got an email from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden offering her the fellowship. “During a break at an event at my university about what new technology can create for society in the future, anyone could have heard a...
Feb 27, 2019 2:35 PM ET
Seeing the Humanity in Science
This Q&A is part of the Inspiring Islanders series. ASP: Can you tell me a little bit about your research as an Amgen Scholar? Loving: During my time as an Amgen Scholar at the UC Berkeley, I have been working with Priya Moorjani’s...
Feb 19, 2019 10:45 AM ET
Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Joel Orlando Hernández Ramos
Host University: The University of TokyoHome University: Tecnológico de MonterreyAmgen Scholar Year: 2018Major: BiotechnologyExpected Graduation: December 2019 Journey to Science How did you become interested in science? Ever since I was a little kid I was interested in science and thought of becoming a...
Feb 5, 2019 12:25 PM ET