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How to Apply » 2016 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 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:

  1. have at least one full academic year left to complete their undergraduate degree,
  2. 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.
  3. able to be in New Jersey from Tuesday May 31 through Friday Augest 5, 2016 for the summer training program
  4. be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent U.S. resident attending a U.S. university.
  5. 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.
  • Students from any U.S. college or university are welcome to apply.
  • 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 2016 will open in mid-December 2015 and will be due Mon., Feb. 8, 2016
    • Intern selections will be announced in mid-April 2016
    Online application and instructions
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