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How To Apply

Please contact Ben Lovell with any questions regarding the application process.

In response to Coronavirus, the Summer Scholars Program for 2020 has been cancelled. We encourage you to apply to the program again next summer, if eligible. If you are a rising senior, you may wish to apply to a graduate program here at U of R. The application for School of Medicine and Dentistry graduate programs fall 2021 entry will open July 1.

Important Applicant Information

The Summer Scholars Program is aimed at providing research opportunities in all aspects of Biological or Biomedical Research to undergraduates may be considering applying to graduate (PhD) programs. The following groups of applicants are encouraged to apply for this program:

  • Matriculated sophomores and juniors that are US citizens, permanent resident aliens or foreign students with visas from their host institutions.
  • Students from groups that are under-represented in the biological sciences. These groups include students with disabilities, students from certain racial/ethnic groups (see below), first-generation college students and individuals from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
    NIH recognizes racial/ethnic groups that are significantly underrepresented at advanced levels of science and engineering in the U.S. to be as follows: Native Americans (including American Indians and Alaskan Natives), African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Pacific Islanders.
  • Students with a potential interest in attending graduate school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

2020 Summer Program Dates

May 26th to Friday July 31st (10 weeks)

Application Deadline

All application material must be received by February 28, 2020. Submitting your application early is encouraged.

Application Process

  •  The 2020 online application will open in the fall of 2019.
    • Create an account to start a new online application.
    • Create a new password.
    • Select: 2020 School of Medicine & Dentistry
    • Select: SMD 2020 Summer Scholars to create an application
    • Open: SMD 2020 Summer Scholars
    • Enter the required application information.
    • Sign and submit the completed application. 
  • The application deadline is February 28, 2020.
  • Each applicant must fill out and submit a completed online application.
  • The applicant will be asked to provide names for two recommenders. When the application is submitted, the recommenders will receive an email request asking them to upload a letter of recommendation for the applicant.
  • The applicant will be asked to upload scans of their transcripts as part of the online application. Applicants do not need to mail official transcripts to the program unless specifically requested by a program representative.
  • Please complete your application early!