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 and following the #AmgenScholars hashtag on Twitter. 

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Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Anna Talyzina
Journey to Science How did you become interested in science? My grandfather was a pharmacologist, and he told me about his work. I have always dreamt that one day I would create my own drug and it would help people and make a difference in the world. Science is what I enjoyed most in school. While at university, I wanted to combine applied...
Jan 18, 2017 3:40 PM ET
Attending the 2016 European Amgen Scholars Symposium
It was a typical morning in the UK: cloudy and a bit cold. We were very tired after the closing party. Some of us left in the early morning, some of us will leave in 2-3 hours. We were emotional. 21 ETH Amgen Scholars, a.k.a Zürich/Basel students. We spent 9 weeks together, travelled around Switzerland, and spent a day in Munich. We are brothers and sisters now. The week before, we...
Jan 12, 2017 4:00 PM ET
Attending the 2016 Japan Amgen Scholar Symposium
The Amgen Scholar Japan Symposium was a global gathering of passionate young scientists. The Amgen Scholars Japan Program is the only one of Scholar’s three programs to accept applications from any country which leads to a very diverse group; this year 48 Scholars from 17 countries participated. This year, Kyoto University hosted the symposium, so naturally the best way to show the Tokyo...
Jan 5, 2017 11:30 AM ET
Ten to Watch: Joy Wolfram, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Houston Methodist Research Institute Education: University of Helsinki, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences 2009 Amgen Scholar “Scientific breakthroughs have two components: crazy ideas and people with the courage to pursue them.” Joy Wolfram is a postdoctoral fellow at the Houston Methodist Research Institute where she is working on...
Dec 27, 2016 9:40 AM ET
Ten to Watch: Michelle Vaisman
Ph.D. Candidate and NASA Space Technology Research Fellow at Yale University Education: UC Berkeley, Yale 2010 Amgen Scholar “As science advances, so does our quality and way of life.” While currently being funded by NASA as a space technology research fellow, Michelle Vaisman is working to make the most out of solar energy, both in space and on earth. Working...
Dec 20, 2016 9:35 AM ET