Summer Research Opportunities



The Kelman Scholars Program offers research internships during the academic year (summer, fall, or spring) to undergraduate students interested in the biological sciences. The program honors the legacy of Arthur Kelman -- Professor Emeritus at NCSU and a member of the National Academy of Sciences recognized for his excellence in science, mentorship, and scholarship in Plant Pathology. The complex interactions of microbes and hosts make Plant Pathology a stimulating and versatile biological discipline. Research projects for Kelman Scholars range from genomics and biotechnology to applications of the latest technologies to investigate disease ecology and management.

Kelman Undergraduate Research Internships | (Application Deadline - within the first 10-days of the commencement of NCSU classes)

  • Part-time 
  • Open to NCSU and local college students during the fall or spring academic semesters
  • Provide each intern with an honorarium per semester

Kelman Summer Research InternshipsMay 27th - August 1stApplication Deadline - February 15th

  • Full-time, 10-week research experiences coordinated through the NCSU Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  • Provided a stipend of $4,000, on-campus housing, partial meal allowance.
  • Travel funds up to $500 per participant provided, as needed.
  • Participation in a variety of social and professional events through the NCSU REU.

** Requirements for Kelman Scholar Summer Research Internship:

  • must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its possessions,
  • must be a full-time undergraduate student as of September 2013,
  • must be committed to devote their full time to the program and not engage in any other course work or employment during the program.

All Kelman Scholars receive documented experience in the fundamentals of biological research, the opportunity to present results of their research at the NCSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, and a foundation for graduate study and careers in biology. 

Program Brochure

To Apply

Send the following materials to the address below.

  • Completed application
  • Resume
  • Short essay detailing your research interests (typically, 1-2 double-spaced pages)
  • Undergraduate transcript(s) (Unofficial transcripts are permissible for initial application. If selected we will require official transcripts.)
  • One academic letter of recommendation (Recommendation letter must be sealed and signed. This recommendation can be included with the other application materials or mailed directly to the NCSU Department of Plant Pathology.)

Attn: Caroline Ortiz-Deaton
North Carolina State University
Department of Plant Pathology
Campus Box 7616
Raleigh, NC 27695-7616

**All applicants are encouraged to contact the Plant Pathology faculty with which they are interested in working. This helps better facilitate the application process. 

**Applicants for the summer program will be notified by the beginning of March through email.