Thomas and Ronna Klein Summer Scholarship

The Thomas and Ronna Klein Summer Scholar Research Opportunity has been made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Ronna Klein, who made a donation to the laboratory of Dr. Megan Sykes, Columbia Center for Translational Immunology to provide a gateway opportunity into the field of translational immunology research.  This scholarship is intended to provide motivated students from underrepresented groups with exposure to biomedical research and an opportunity for longer-term mentorship toward a career in this area. 

The Thomas and Ronna Klein Summer Research Scholar Award provides an opportunity for one high school (18+ years old), undergraduate or post-bachelor degree student to spend the summer performing research in the Sykes lab of the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology at Columbia University.  The student will receive paid training ($15/hr), access to educational meetings and seminars and will directly participate in funded translational immunology research projects at Columbia University.  It is our hope that the training will inspire a long-term, continuous relationship as the student grows into their career.

Application Requirements

  • A current resume of student
  • One page summary of what you hope to accomplish in the summer research time, and any pertinent information that makes you an ideal candidate for a research summer award
  • Two letters of reference


Information on the lab: Columbia Center for Translational Immunology

Contacts Us

Questions about applying can be submitted to 

Deadline: January 13, 2023

Notifications: February 3, 2023