About the iSEED Summer Program

The iSEED Summer Research Experience is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates who want to gain research and lab experience.

2024 Program Dates Coming Soon

Dates TBD (10 weeks)

Program activities begin Wednesday with the orientation and end on Friday after the Summer Research Symposium. 


The iSEED Summer Research Experience will match you with a participating faculty mentor whose interests are complementary to your own. You will work on your own research project and get hands-on experience during the 10-week program. The summer will culminate with you and your peers presenting your work at the Summer Research Day with students from other UB summer research programs.

Laboratory Skills Training

During the first week in the program, students attend various modules, including a short Introduction to Laboratory Skills course, taught by Dr. David Shubert and Ms. Deborah Timineri, Instructional Support Associate. Students learn essential skills and important laboratory safety protocols to conduct their summer research.

*Please note: If you are participating under the School of Nursing or the School of Engineering, you may not be required to take the Introduction to Lab Skills course.   


In addition to your faculty mentor, you will receive mentoring and guidance from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and the iSEED leadership to ensure you have a productive and fulfilling summer. They will work with you on your research project, help you prepare your presentations, and provide insight on careers in science. Being part of the iSEED Summer Research Experience could be the start of lifelong friendships and mentor relationships.

Stipend and Housing

Funds are available to provide a living stipend* (room and board plus incidentals, paid biweekly) for a limited number of students. On-campus housing is available at low rates (limited availability).

*US citizens or permanent residents only; unfortunately we are unable to offer stipends to students who do not fit these criteria.


We know it's important to take full advantage of the beautiful Buffalo summers. Events include the annual program picnic, a buffalo chicken wing social gathering, and more.

Other Highlights

  • Orientation and Laboratory Safety Training Course
  • Weekly Workshops
  • Visits to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
  • Learning about fellowship/scholarship opportunities
  • Lasting friendships and mentoring relationships