Applications are now being accepted for the Annual NIH Visit Week (June 24-28, 2019) in Bethesda, MD, a one-week summer enrichment program to expose Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students to the National Institutes of Health and to biomedical research and healthcare careers. Selected students will participate in science career workshops, interactions in selected NIH laboratories and clinical research settings, a science journal club, informational interviews and professional networking opportunities throughout the week. They will also meet with students in the NIH SACNAS Chapter, and learn about NIH internship opportunities.
To get the most of this program, students should have a strong interest in learning more about science careers. NIH welcomes applications from students enrolled in Tribal colleges and undergraduate college students at all levels. All students who apply must be affiliated with the INBRE program. If selected, travel costs (Airfare and lodging) will be covered by the Hawaii INBRE grant.
Activities will begin at 9:00 am on June 24, 2019, and will end at 3 pm on Friday, June 28, 2019. NIH is unable to accommodate students who need to arrive after the start of the program or leave before the end of the program.
Interested students should complete a brief online application at https://www.training.nih.gov/sas/_20/1569 to be eligible for selection to attend the NIH Visit Week. The application includes the student’s contact and school information, and a cover letter explaining his/her motivation for applying. Be sure to select “INBRE” under “Your Affiliation” under “Education History” in addition to referencing INBRE in the cover letter. The student should also include the name and email address for a reference. An automated email will be sent to the reference listed by the student with instructions on how to submit the reference letter explaining why the student will benefit from the program.
Student applications are due Friday, April 5th, 2019, reference letters are due Friday, April 12th, and accepted students and the Hawaii INBRE PI will be notified by Friday, May 3rd, 2019.