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Student Researcher Program

The Student Researcher Program is an opportunity for college undergraduate students, graduate students, and others to participate in research at ASMI, in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to receiving a unique educational experience, the student researcher might also receive thesis or course credit or funding from his or her school. No funding or housing is provided by ASMI. Conversely, no charge is assessed by ASMI to the student or his/her school. The duration of the program can be between 3 and 12 months, with no limited amount of hours per week. A student can begin the program at any time of the year; however, any applications for participation between May and August must be received by February 15.

To start, a student is matched with an ASMI researcher, based upon the student's research interests. The student and the ASMI researcher then discuss the time of participation and the objectives for both ASMI and the student. The student then makes arrangements to be in Birmingham, Alabama for the duration of his/her research. ASMI is willing to help the student locate housing, complete school forms, complete travel forms, and provide other assistance.

Please email a cover letter and résumé to Glenn S. Fleisig, Ph.D.

The cover letter should include:

  • Why you are interested in the Student Researcher Program
  • What you plan to receive (thesis/dissertation, course credit, school pay, experience)
  • Your long-range plans (your best guess about school, type of career, etc.)
  • Research interests (biomechanics, medicine, strength & conditioning, epidemiology, physical therapy, etc.)
  • Time frame (start date, end date, hours per week)
  • Help you need from us (filling out forms, recommending a place to stay, etc.)

The résumé should include:

  • Your name, address, telephone, email, fax
  • Schools (degree, major, years attended, relevant classes or projects, etc.)
  • Relevant work experience
  • Hobbies, interests, or extracurricular activities
  • References (teacher, advisor, work supervisor, etc.) - including name, title, institution, and email address