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Institute for Accessible Science (IAS) Student Programs

The Institute for Accessible Science (IAS) was established at Purdue University through an NIH Director’s Pathfinder Award in 2010 with a mission to promote the inclusion and retention of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in biomedical science careers through practical laboratory experiences, assistive technology (AT) development, student and educator support services and research. We are pleased to announce two new programs to promote this mission.

IAS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

The IAS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program aim is to provide talented undergraduate students with physical disabilities an opportunity to engage in biomedical laboratory research and enhance their preparation for graduate study.

More information about IAS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

IAS Graduate Fellowship Program

The IAS Graduate Fellowship Program aim is to enhance the inclusiveness of the graduate student body through the recruitment of students with disabilities as a result of their unique background, views and experiences by seeding their pursuit of graduate studies.

More information about IAS Graduate Fellowship.


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