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Admission Information | Overview

The application period for summer 2024 is now closed.


  • Applicant must be an entering sophomore, junior, or senior of college. Students must be currently enrolled at a university.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher supported by an unofficial transcript.
  • Students who have already participated in the program are not eligible.
  • Citizens and permanent residents of the United States may be eligible for National Institutes of Health funding.

How to apply

  • Applications and all supporting materials will be accepted via a REDCap link.
    • Applications and all supporting materials will be accepted via a REDCap link
  • Additional application requirements:
    • letter of recommendation (to be submitted by recommender via a separate REDCap link to be sent to them on submission of your application)
    • personal statement sharing your background, research experience and what you hope to achieve during this program (500 words)
    • an unofficial transcript stating a GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV): three-page limit


  • The program compensates students at an hourly rate determined by their level of education. Students are expected to work for eight weeks, 35 hours per week.
  • Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation and housing.

International applicants

  • The Summer Student Research Program does not offer visa sponsorship. International applicants can still apply if they have a visa that would allow them to participate in a paid internship in the U.S. An applicant who is in the U.S. on an F-1 student visa would be eligible to apply.

Selection process

  • Students are selected by the directors based on an assessment of each student's application, research interests, and mentor availability.

The Summer Student Research Program of the Harvard Program in Neonatology welcomes applications from all qualified candidates and encourages underrepresented groups to apply.