Due to funding requirements for the 2022 class, priority consideration will be given to Scholar and Mentor applicants with a stated interest in the following research areas:
**Students with disabilities, from underrepresented minority groups, as defined by the National Science Foundation (Black/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and American Indians, or Alaska Natives), and women are strongly encouraged to apply. For more info, click here.
Petit Institute faculty labs, graduate student mentors, and undergraduates participate in diverse areas of research, such as Automation and Supply Chain Management, Biomaterials, Biophysics, Cancer Biology, Cell Manufacturing, Chemical Biology, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Drug Design, Development, Delivery, Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, Imaging of Living Systems, Immunoengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, Molecular Evolution, Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics, Neuroscience, Pediatrics, Regenerative Medicine, and Systems Biology.
Petit Scholars receive training that provides a solid foundation for them to pursue advanced degrees in science or engineering, and Petit Mentors gain valuable management experience for their own professional pursuits.
Since its inception in 2000, the program has supported hundreds of top undergraduate researchers who have gone on to distinguished careers in research, medicine, and industry. Originally it was established as a summer research experience for undergraduates at Georgia Tech by the Georgia Tech/Emory Center for the Engineering of Living Tissues (GTEC), a National Science Foundation-funded Engineering Research Center, and today provides a full-year research opportunity for its scholars. The program has funded over 300 scholars to date from Georgia Tech, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Georgia State University, Emory University, Agnes Scott College, and Georgia Gwinnett College.
For more information about applicant criteria, selection timeline, and to submit an online application for the next scholar class, please click here.
Funding for the Petit Scholars is supported by Atlanta area community members, on-campus research centers, friends of the Petit Institute, and corporate sponsorship. If you are interested in donating to this valuable program, please contact us.