Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
200 Technology Square, 9th Floor
Office of Education, Diversity & Inclusion
Cambridge, MA 02139

P: (617) 871-8000

Director: Anastacia Berzat

Contact: Anda Veverbrants
P: (617) 871-8000

Gap Year Scholar Program

Year Program Started: 2012

Max. Participants/Year: 6-7

Application Deadline: check our Web site

Program Timeframe: 2 years

Academic Level Targeted: college graduate

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: internship/fellowship

Program Attributes: salary provided, mentors/advisors provided, travel assistance to the research site

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: anatomy, biochemistry, biology, bio (cellular), bio (molecular), biophysics, biotechnology, chemistry, epidemiology, engineering (biomed), genetics, pre-medicine, pathology, pharmacology, science (biomed), science (computer, mathematical), statistics/biometrics/biostatistics, veterinary science

Additional Comments: Students nearing the completion of their undergraduate studies (in biological sciences, chemistry, computational sciences, biomedical engineering, or pharmacology) and individuals within one year of completing their Bachelor's degree are eligible to apply. Students should have a strong desire to pursue graduate-level education in the biological sciences, chemistry, or computational sciences. PhD, MD candidates are not eligible. This program also offers 30-day housing assistance for students living farther than 50 miles from the research site.