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2023 TOUR Scholars with their mentors at the NIH

The Translational Obesity Undergraduate Research Scholars (TOUR-Scholars) Program,  a research-intensive summer experience, prepares students for graduate and medical education in translational obesity research.

TOUR-Scholars are matched with a faculty mentor working across the obesity translational spectrum. Ten undergraduate students from departments across Virginia Tech, including at least one student from an accredited institution outside of the university, will be chosen to participate. Each student receives a $5250 stipend.

TOUR-Scholars are funded by an NIH R25 Research Education Grant and are under the umbrella of the Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors.

Please contact Deborah Good with any questions at

Complete the application by February 15th, 2023 to be considered as a Summer 2023 TOUR-Scholar.  

2023 TOUR Scholars Sample Application.pdf
2021 Scholars doing Yoga