The Summer Research Program (SRP) is designed to serve students from populations underrepresented in biomedical and clinical research in the summer after the senior year in high school or the summer after undergraduate years 1 or 2.
View NIH definitions of populations underrepresented in biomedical and clinical reseearch
Although most past participants have resided in the metropolitan Indianapolis area, the program accepts applications from students all across the United States.
The following students are eligible:High school students currently in grade 12 who…
Undergraduate students who…
- Have completed their senior year by the program’s start date
- Display an aptitude for science and math
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Medical students and residents are not eligible.
- Have completed 2 years or less, and not over 80 credit hours
- Have a biomedical or behavioral science major
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
Please read all of the instructions carefully to ensure accurate completion and correct processing of this application.
Academic Transcripts: Your application will require you to upload school transcripts. Please prepare by downloading them from your school or requesting a copy from your school’s administration. Please note that some programs require an official copy with a seal. We will accept an informal download as long as the information has not been altered.
Personal Statement: Please prepare a document in which you describe why you are interested in participating in the Summer Research Program. You will upload it to the application.
Resume: This is optional. If you have already prepared a resume, we encourage you to upload it in the application.
Recommendation Letters: All applicants must provide a minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation. When you complete the General Information part of the application, you will receive a link to provide email addresses for the individuals who will be writing your letters of recommendation. These individuals will then be automatically notified of your request.
We strongly suggest that you identify two separate individuals who can support your application and recommend you; you should first get their approval before you provide their emails on your application link.
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The program will provide housing for students from the Jackson State University collaboration. For all other applicants we will provide assistance in identifying campus housing options, but housing and transportation will be the responsibility of each student.
We gladly welcome the cohort of students from Jackson State University to undertake this unique summer experience with other students from the Summer Research Program at the cancer center and other programs affiliated with IU School of Medicine.
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