The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research offers Project L/EARN, an exciting program designed to increase graduate school enrollment among students from groups that are traditionally under-represented in health-related graduate programs, such as students from economically disadvantaged communities; first-generation college-attendees; African-American, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islanders; those with disabilities; and students with strong interests in health disparities.
We invite sophomore and junior students with an interest in health, mental health, or health services research to apply to the Project L/EARN Summer 2015 research training program. Students from any U.S. college or university are welcome to apply. Applicants must satisfy all five of these criteria:
Students from any U.S. college or university are welcome to apply.
- have at least one full academic year left to complete their undergraduate degree,
- have completed at least one course in statistics or quantitative methods by the time the summer program begins.
Click here for list of approved courses.
- able to be in New Jersey from May 24 through July 31, 2016 for the summer training program
- be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent U.S. resident attending a U.S. university.
- and be a member of at least one of the groups specified as under-represented in graduate education, such as, but not limited to those from economically disadvantaged communities, first generation college attenders, those from racial/ethnic minority groups (African-American, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islanders), those with disabilities, or with strong interests in health disparities.
The Project L/EARN application consists of
- a page of demographic and educational information,
- an official college transcript, and
- five short essays (one to two double-spaced pages
each; Times New Roman 11 point type);
Applicants will be evaluated by potential faculty mentors on the basis of their academic records and the compatibility of their interests and skills with faculty projects.
Online application and instructions
- Applications for summer 2016 will open in mid-December 2015 and will be due Mon., Feb. 8, 2016
- Intern selections will be announced in mid-April 2016