NDINBRE Supported By
Institutional Development Award (IDeA)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Building biomedical research capacity in North Dakota
by serving public universities and tribal colleges within the state
North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence
University of North Dakota - School of Medicine & Health Sciences
1301 N. Columbia Road, Stop 9037 - Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
Telephone: (701) 777-6376 - Fax: (701) 777-6372

The TURTLE program is an undergraduate research program for Native American students that is funded by the Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health (SGCoE). The goal of the program is to provide behavioral health undergraduates Community Based Participatory Research experiences and training to prepare them for graduate school in psychology. The program provides a 10-week summer research experience under the direction of selected faculty members with the SGCoE at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The research themes will include opportunities for research in mental health, suicide prevention, substance abuse, and other issues relevant to Indian Country. Seminar programs will cover the range of basic science to community-based research programs and ethical research in Native American communities.

The TURTLE program has four openings for the summer of 2016 for rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors. Participants will receive $4,000 based on a 10-week, 40 hours per week research experience. Interested participants must complete an application, including an autobiographical sketch, and submit their college transcript and two letters of recommendation.

The program begins Monday, June 6 and ends Friday, August 12, 2016. Participants must be undergraduate students.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

You can apply by downloading the application here (PDF).

For more information, please contact:
Kenny Davis at kenneth.s.davis@med.und.edu or call (701)335-3072

Students graduating in Spring/Summer 2016 are not eligible.

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