Online Application The 2017 online application will be available October 2016. Please contact Stephanie Corbitt with any questions regarding the application process. 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: Students intending to apply to medical school should contact: Strong Childrens' Research Center summer program or Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). 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. 2016 Summer Program Dates May 31 - August 5 (10 weeks) Application Deadline All application material must be received by March 1. Early applications are encouraged, since applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.