Applications must be submitted online. All application materials (personal statement, CV/resume, letters of recommendation) must be received by March 10, 2024 (midnight EST). 

Eligibility criteria:

  • United States citizen or permanent resident*
  • Enrollment and good academic standing in a professional degree program in one of the four participating RBHS schools 
  • Prior research experience is an advantage
  • Strong interest in following a career path as a clinician scientist is required

Special consideration will be given to students from economically and/or socially disadvantaged backgrounds, including underrepresented minorities and applicants with disabilities (as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990).

Only complete applications will be reviewed. Students are responsible for finding housing and funds are available to assist with housing expenses during the summer program.

Applications will be screened, reviewed and candidates will be selected by the program's Recruitment/Selection committee in consultation with the Program Directors, according to the admissions criteria and program goals. Selected candidates will be informed by telephone and a formal letter on or before April 3, 2024. Students will have 1 week to inform the Program of their intent to participate. Students who are not selected will be notified by April 17, 2024.

Accepted students will identify possible mentors for their research project. A list of suggested mentors can be found here. Students may select alternative mentors who fall under the interests of NHLBI after consulting with the program directors. It is the student's responsibility to reach out to mentors if accepted into the program.

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*DACA recipients are currently elligible for this program. If applicable, please reach out to to the program coordinators to confirm elligibility.