Diversity Student Summer Research Opportunity Program – Apply by March 10th!

Diversity Student Summer Research Opportunity Program

June 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Eligibility and Admission Requirements

The Diversity Student Summer Research Opportunity Program is designed to provide educational opportunities for undergraduate students who have a strong interest in a research career in biomedical or biological or medicine. In keeping with Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s overall commitment to diversity, we strongly encourage applications from those groups historically underrepresented in medicine to apply.

The program welcomes applications from college students that meet the following criteria at the time of application: 

  • are either a sophomore or a junior in college 
  • have taken at least one year of biology and general chemistry with laboratory 
  • have at least a 3.0 science grade point average 
  • are a US citizen or permanent resident (international students are not eligible)

Admission will be based on the applicant’s academic record, including prior research, an essay and a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s faculty advisor or research supervisor. Intent to pursue a Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. degree and prior research experience are desirable.


The program provides eight weeks of experience and participation in biomedical research. Students participating in the program will conduct research under the direction of a faculty member. Research assignments will be made based upon availability of research opportunities and according to the mutual interests of the faculty sponsors and student participants.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact not only with the faculty member directing the research, but also with the graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows working at the site. Frequent meetings with other program participants along with one or more of the faculty sponsors will be scheduled as well as weekly seminars, workshops, and lectures.

At the end of the eight week period, program students will have the opportunity to present their work to their peers and faculty at a poster session. Each student will also be expected to write a report concerning the research work conducted and its relation to other work in progress at his/her site.

Expenditures Related to Participation

Fellowships in the amount of $3,000 will be awarded and limited travel reimbursement for students living outside the New York metropolitan area will be available.

Students are responsible for meals, health insurance coverage, and other incidental expenses.

Housing and Meals

On campus housing will be provided to students accepted into the program at no cost to students. Meals may be prepared in the apartments or purchased at the college or hospital cafeterias and surrounding community.

Social Activities

Participants will be invited to all Graduate School and Diversity Enhancement Office functions. A barbecue and special social events will be scheduled specifically for participants. Smaller group social interactions will occur within research laboratories and with other program participants. The Office of Diversity Enhancement will serve as a Student Affairs Office.

Application Procedure

Completed applications should be sent to: Diversity Student Summer Research Opportunity Program Office of Diversity Enhancement ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Room 507 Belfer Bronx, NY 10461



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