Gap Year Scholar - Gateway to Graduate School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
The Gap Year Scholar Program is a one-to-two year post-baccalaureate program at NIBR in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is designed to provide research training opportunities for highly talented students from historically underserved communities to gain research experience and increase their competitiveness for top biomedical PhD programs. This includes first generation college students, socioeconomically disadvantaged students, individuals with learning differences, and underrepresented minorities. Scholars will perform independent research with a dedicated scientific mentor, as well as participate in career panels, seminar series, and graduate school preparations.
Students nearing the completion of their undergraduate studies (in biological sciences, chemistry, computational sciences, biomedical engineering, or pharmacology) and individuals within one year of completing their bachelor's degree are eligible to apply. Students should have a strong desire to pursue graduate level education in the biological sciences, chemistry, and computational sciences. PhD, MD level students are not eligible.
|Deadline||Finalist Notifications||Start Date|
|February 1, 2013||March - April 2013||June - August 2013|
|September 30, 2013||October - November 2013||January 2014|
You must apply online using the link below. Please note that this is a multi-step process which includes a Statement of Purpose, Curriculum Vitae (CV), Supplementary Application, 3 letters of recommendation, and an official transcript. Please view the program application below for details. All application materials must be received by the deadline.
If selected, candidates will have an initial phone interview with a member of the Gap Year Scholar program team. The second stage includes an on-site visit during which the candidate meets with potential mentors, current Gap Year scholars, and the Gap Year Scholar Program team.
This is a paid, full-time, 40 hours per week position. We offer competitive stipends based on an hourly rate.
Housing and Travel
Housing assistance for 30 days, as well as initial travel to the research site, will be provided for out-of-state students living greater than 50 miles away from the research site. Scholars with local permanent address will not qualify for assistance.
If you have questions about this program or are interested in locations other than Cambridge, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, we are not able to accept or respond to applications sent by email.
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