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NIEHS Scholars Connect Program

Application to the Scholars Connect Program

Apply for the NIEHS Scholars Connect Program. Applications accepted from November 7, 2016 through February 15, 2017. Apply here.

The NIEHS Scholars Connect Program (NSCP) is designed to provide a unique opportunity to highly motivated science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focused undergraduate students to solidly connect with NIEHS, and receive frontier-level training in biomedical research. Students in NSCP have an opportunity for hands-on mentored research experiences, as well as professional and personal development. The Program is committed to encouraging students to pursue careers in scientific investigation, both basic and clinical.

The Scholars Connect Program invites applications from students from all of the academic institutions within the commuting area, including HBCUs and community colleges. NSCP is committed to increasing diversity in environmental health science, and applications from underrepresented populations in STEM are strongly encouraged.

NIEHS is located in Research Triangle Park, NC.

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The Program offers:

  1. An academic-year (3 semesters) paid biomedical research internship
  2. Career mentoring from NIEHS investigators
  3. An opportunity to present findings to the NIEHS community, and at other conferences
  4. Opportunities to attend scientific talks by leading investigators, as well as specially designed professional and career development seminars.

Scholars will be selected by a mentor/lab, and will:

  • Attend mandatory Orientation, Science Boot Camp, and the Scholars Seminar Series
  • With the help of mentors, define a project, construct and test the hypothesis, analyze the results, draw conclusions, and report the results
  • Meet regularly with the Program Coordinator and/or OSED Director
  • Present an formal update of their projects at the end of each Connection (semester)
  • Submit additional assignments (i.e., End-of-Connection Review)

Stipend: ~ $2000/month (Summer Connection); ~ $800/month (Fall and Spring Connections)  
Time Commitment: Full-time internship (40 hours/week) during the Summer Connection; Part-time (15 hours/week) during the Fall and Spring Connections 

The 2017-2018 application will open November 7, 2016 and close on February 15, 2017 – please submit your application by then, as none will be accepted after the closing date.

Please note that the application form must be filled out and submitted in one session. A partially completed form cannot be saved and finished later.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Suchandra Bhattacharjee (NSCP Coordinator) or Dr. Ericka Reid (OSED/NSCP Director) at nscp@niehs.nih.gov.

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