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Program Requirements

Summers of Discovery

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (no exceptions).
  • Currently enrolled, full-time or part-time (at least half-time) in a degree granting program in high school, college, graduate or professional school (e.g., medical, dental, etc.). If you are a graduating senior, you must be enrolled in an upcoming fall semester at the next higher level of education the semester before and after the summer for which you are applying.
  • Good academic standing.
  • A strong interest or pursuing studies in disciplines related to biomedical research, including the biological, chemical, physical, behavioral and computational sciences, and biomedical engineering.
  • At least 16 years old upon entry on duty/start date. Department of Health & Human Services National Institutes of Health
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