Applications for the 2024 program will open on November 15, 2023. An interactive online information session will be provided early December 2023. Complete application and program details will be provided with online application deadline of January 15, 2024.

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine will offer several summer research opportunities for undergraduate students focused on exciting, multidisciplinary, team-based research at the intersection of engineering and biology with focus on many of today's most challenging areas of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM). TERM is a highly interdisciplinary field involving a diverse array of participants with science and engineering backgrounds, including molecular and cellular biology, bioengineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, biotechnology and materials science.

The ability to engineer functional tissues and organs in the laboratory requires the coordinated expertise of many disciplines of science, engineering and clinical practice, including cell and molecular biology, chemistry, engineering and physiology. Through its annual Summer Scholars Program, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) offers undergraduate students' opportunities to experience this exciting, multidisciplinary research firsthand.

The 2024 program will be held from Monday, June 3, 2024, to Thursday, August 8, 2024. Students accepted to the program will carry out research under the supervision of prominent biomedical scientists, write a research summary, conduct an oral presentation and have the opportunity to see their work published. Selected scholars receive a $6,000 stipend for the 10-week period and housing at Wake Forest dorms.

Summer Scholars WFIRM 2022
2023 Summer Scholar participants


The program includes:  

  • Individually tailored research with faculty mentor(s)
  • Short courses and seminars on alternating topics in regenerative medicine
  • Professional development workshops
  • Participation in final research symposium and poster session
  • Social and networking events
  • Graduate and medical school advising
  • Opportunities to present your research in oral and poster format at WFIRM and professional meetings

WFIRM Summer Scholars

Meet the 2022 WFIRM Summer Scholars at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.