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Summer Research Program

How do I apply?

Students interested in the CHORI Student Research Internships should submit the CHORI application and other required documents by the application deadline. See details provided below.

What is required as part of my application?

  1. Completed application form (either mailed or online)
  2. Official School Transcript
  3. On a separate sheet of paper, please write an essay of 500 words or less that addresses the following topics:
  • The reasons why you want to participate in the CHORI Student Research Program
  • The goals you hope to achieve through this program
  • Why you believe you should be chosen as a candidate for our program
  • Community and/or outreach activities you have participated in and/or organized independently or with any other organization
  1. Two letters of recommendation are required.  At least one teacher, and a counselor or school official can write letters.  They should address the applicant’s educational achievements and potential to succeed.  The letters of recommendation may be sent with the application in a sealed envelope or separately, however no application will be considered until all items are received.  All letters must be signed and written on school letterhead.
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When is the Application Due?
High School Applications are due:
Monday, February 1st by 4:00 pm PST
Undergraduate Applications are due:
Monday, February 8th 2016 by 4:00 pm PST

Can I submit the application anytime?
Yes, you may complete the application at anytime, however, the applications will not be reviewed by the committee until the deadline.
How do I submit an application?
You may download a hard copy of the application from this website, See download link on left pane. Download the FAQ for complete instructions.

Available Programs:

Summer Research Internships for Undergraduate Students
(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)
The objective of this program is to provide short-term training opportunities for undergraduate, and occasionally medical and health professional students. The focus is on opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, racial and ethnic minorities, and others who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences (e.g., individuals with disabilities). The Program provides the students with a basic science or clinical research training experience to stimulate interest in pursuing a career in biomedical, clinical or behavioral research in a friendly and nurturing environment. Scientific mentors in the program work at CHORI, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, UCSF and UC Berkeley. Twenty students are chosen each summer for this program.

Clinical Research Internships for High School Students
(Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation)
The objective of this program is to provide clinical research training opportunities for High School students. The focus is on opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, racial and ethnic minorities, and others who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences (e.g., individuals with disabilities). The Program provides the students with a clinical research training experience to stimulate interest in pursuing a career in biomedical, clinical or behavioral research in a friendly and nurturing environment. Scientific mentors in the program work at CHORI and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Six students are chosen each spring for this program.

Stem Cell Research Internships for High School Students
Summer Program to Accelerate Regenerative medicine Knowledge (LIGHT a SPARK Program) – Funding Pending from California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
The objective of this program is to provide summer research training opportunities for High School students interested in basic science research. The focus is on opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, racial and ethnic minorities, and others who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences (e.g., individuals with disabilities). The Program provides the students with a clinical research training experience to stimulate interest in pursuing a career in biomedical, clinical or stem cell research in a friendly and nurturing environment. Scientific mentors in the program work at CHORI or UC Berkeley Stem Cell Center. Six students are chosen each summer for this program.

Elizabeth Nash Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis SUMMER RESEARCH Award

The objective of the Elizabeth Nash Foundation Cystic Fibrosis Summer Research Award is to provide short-term research training opportunities in the specific area of Cystic Fibrosis at the Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland. The program is open to high school seniors and undergraduate students. The goal is to identify students who have a strong interest in pursuing research in Cystic Fibrosis. The program provides the students with a research training experience to stimulate interest in biomedical and/or clinical research in a friendly and nurturing environment.

To qualify:

  • The candidate should have a strong personal interest and commitment to research in cystic fibrosis with a good academic standing
  • The applicant should be a High School senior going into College/University or an Undergraduate student
  • Students from families or with friends affected by cystic fibrosis are encouraged to apply.

The awardee will:

  • Participate in a Cystic Fibrosis research program based on a structured curriculum
  • Be paired with a mentor who will guide them through a research project
  • Work full-time for 9 weeks (June 13 – August 12, 2016).
  • Be provided a stipend of $3,500. Out of state students may be eligible for a travel/housing stipend of $500.
  • Attend weekly seminars and weekly meetings
  • Present their research findings at a one-day Research Symposium held at CHORI

    For further information on the Elizabeth Nash Foundation go to: http://www.elizabethnashfoundation.org

Send completed application to:
ATTN: 2016CHORI Summer Research Program
Elizabeth Nash Foundation Cystic Fibrosis Summer Research Award
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
5700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Oakland, CA 94609
Deadline to apply: April 29, 2016 by 4:00 pm PST
Award announcement: May 13, 2016 by email

 

 

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