195 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06032
Young Innovative Investigator Program (YIIP) at the University of Connecticut
Year Program Started: 2013
Max. Participants/Year: 6
Application Deadline: April 25, 2016
Program Timeframe: 1-2 Years
Academic Level Targeted: college, graduate school
Racial/Ethnic Focus: African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Other Hispanic
Type of Program: education, research, mentoring, career/academic planning
Program Attributes: for credit, mentors/advisors provided
Program Acceptance Requirements: matriculation at this school (College Graduate), GPA/academic standing, Official transcript from each college or university attended; Two letters of recommendation; Official score reports for SAT (or equivalent), ACT and/or MCAT or GRE; Personal statement; Two essays. For
Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: pre-medicine, science (biomed)
Additional Comments: YIIP is specifically focused on recruiting underrepresented minority students to contribute towards developing a sustainable pipeline to increase diversity among the pool of academic scientists.
YIIP provides tools for scholars to conduct research, succeed in an academic environment, and become competitive candidates for medical school or graduate school.
This is NOT a post-baccalaureate program. The applicant must be prepared to complete graduate level scientific coursework.