Summer Research ProgramApplication Instructions
Please read all of the instructions carefully to ensure accurate completion and correct processing of this application.
The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program (IUSCC SRP) aims to increase the number of high school and undergraduate students from under-represented populations pursuing biomedical and behavioral-science careers by engaging them in clinical and population-based biomedical research. IUSCC SRP is for high school students who have completed their junior year and have at least a 3.0 GPA and undergraduate students who have completed 24 hours of college credit and have at least a 3.2 GPA.
Selected participants will be paired with a research mentor. Research projects may involve laboratory-based research, computer-based database research or clinical research. Students will learn about research methodology and will complete a project over the summer months. They will present their findings at poster as well as oral presentation sessions. Applicants are expected to actively participate in all aspects of the program including professional development.
If you would like more information about the program, click here or call (317) 274-8880.
The following are helpful tips about the application:
In this section, please fill in the blanks with corresponding information.
Please provide your school history. This part of the application may vary due to your academic status and you may not be able to complete all the sections here.
Also notice that this application requires you to attach your transcript. This does not need to be an official sealed copy, but in many instances an unofficial copy can be found at your institution's registrar page. Please have an electronic copy available to upload before you begin filling out the application.
References and Personal Statement
Follow the instructions given for listing your references.
This section willl also outline the personal statement required. Please carefully read the essay questions and follow the format guidelines given. You will be asked to upload your personal statement to complete the application process, so please have an electronic copy available before you begin filling out the application.
Letter of Recommendation Request
All applicants must provide a minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation. These should be from separate individuals who can support and recommend you to participate in a summer research program. You will be asked to provide email addresses for the individuals who will be writing your letters of recommendation. These individuals will be notified at the completion of this application via email.
The deadline for all recommendation letters is March 1, 2013.