Application Process

Requirements & Eligibility

Applicants should be:

  • Self-identified as underrepresented, first generation college student, disability or disadvantaged (economic)
  • Interested in pursuing PhD or MD/PhD in neurosciences field
  • Demonstrate strong dedication and alignment to core values
  • Committed to conducting 10-weeks of research during the summer
  • Rising college freshman or sophomore focused on the complications of HIV infection of the central nervous system (NeuroHIV) and its associated comorbidities.

Students are selected for the program after a series of steps that include application screening, interviews, and invitation to participate based on the availability of suitable mentors. All interns will undergo a health screening, criminal background check, and training in the protection of human subjects and the responsible conduct of research prior to beginning their internship and/or research projects. Housing is provided by the program (dorm room or apartment style) and scholars are reimbursed for travel expenses. This program is viewed as an educational-career enrichment experience however, scholars do receive a stipend of $15/hr.

The deadline for submission is the last Friday in January of each year.

Final decisions will be released mid-March of each year. The 10-week summer research program internship typically runs from June-August and will be conducted in person in Baltimore, MD. Please note that depending on your spring semester end date, your start/end date will vary accordingly.

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