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How to Apply » 2014 Program Announcement

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 families; first-generation college-attendees; African-American, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islanders.

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 2014 research training program. Students from any U.S. college or university are welcome to apply. Applicants must satisfy all five of these criteria:

  • 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 29 through Aug. 1, 2014 for the summer training program
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident attending a U.S. university.
  • and be a member of at least one of the groups specified above as under-represented in graduate education.

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.

Important dates:
  • Applications for summer 2014 will open in mid-December 2013 and will be due Mon., Feb. 10, 2014.
  • Intern selections will be announced in mid-April 2014.
Online application and instructions
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