iSEED Summer Research Experience Application

You will need to submit the following materials to apply to the iSEED Summer Research Experience:

Information on 2024 Application Coming Soon

The application will require you to upload the following (as PDF files):

a. Personal statement describing interest in research and career goals*

    -Please tell us in 2 pages or less:

  • Why do you want to do research, and how does this research experience relate to your personal goals?
  • Do you have any experiences that qualify you to undertake such research?
  • Have you encountered challenges that have affected your educational career, either positively or negatively?
  • Do you have any specific prior life experiences (in academia, professional, volunteer, etc.) that show your dedication to the pursuit of advanced degrees in the sciences?
  • Is there any additional information that will help us evaluate your preparation and ability to succeed?

b. Your most recent resume or CV

c. Your latest academic transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable).



Two (2) letters of recommendation from people who know you well (professor, advisor, supervisor, etc) should be sent directly to the program via this web page. We strongly recommend that at least one of your letters be from someone who can comment specifically about your experience in research.

NOTE TO LETTER WRITERS: Please name the file this way: StudentLastName_iseedRec (ie, Wilson_iseedRec)

Letters should be submitted by February 1. Please request them well in advance! 



If it is necessary for you to send any of the above documents via mail or e-mail, use this contact info:

iSEED Summer Research Experience 
University at Buffalo
955 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 

(716) 829-3543