Amgen Scholars Program

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 amgenscholars.com and following the #AmgenScholars hashtag on Twitter. 

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Cultural and Research Diversity at Kyoto University
The Japan Amgen Scholars Program gives an opportunity to students from every part of the world to come together and participate in research in different branches of science. This year, I was privileged to be part of the Amgen Scholars 2017 cohort, which consisted of 44 international students and 4 students from Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo. One the best parts of the...
Oct 18, 2017 12:55 PM ET
Scientific Communion at Caltech
The kitchen of Avery House was a sacred place this summer. Invariably, entering the room led to participating in an earnest and heavy discussion: about aspirations, about CRISPR Cas9 vectors, about God and morality, about algorithmic complexity, about relationships, about protein binding sites, about wind resistance. Undergraduate researchers from all over the world gathered there to joke,...
Oct 2, 2017 10:45 AM ET
The Joys of Working in a Lab: Reflections on a Summer at the Kyoto University
For me, the most valuable part of Amgen Scholars Program was working in a laboratory. I met great people who made me feel appreciated and loved. In my host laboratory, I found the field that I am passionate about and where I really want to continue working in the future: microalgae research. I was surprised by the large number of species of microalgae in our lab and admired the research...
Sep 28, 2017 9:30 AM ET
Fall 2017 Amgen Scholars Travel Award Now Open
The Amgen Scholars Global Program Office is now accepting applications for Fall 2017 U.S. Alumni Travel Awards. The deadline for application submission is October 19, 2017. Access the application and ...
Sep 25, 2017 12:25 PM ET
From Amgen to the Atacama to Academia: An Unexpected Trajectory
For new Amgen Scholars thinking about the next 10 years, it might feel nearly impossible to imagine where they’ll be. Perhaps their research will lead them to academia, perhaps a biotech startup, perhaps policy – the options may feel endless. This unpredictability resonates for one alumna who was part of the first cohort of the Amgen Scholars program in 2007 and took an unexpected trajectory...
Sep 6, 2017 12:00 PM ET

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