Harvard Medical School
Division of Medical Sciences
260 Longwood Avenue, Room 335
Boston, MA 02115

P: (617) 432-1342
F: (617) 432-2644

Director: Sheila Thomas

Contact: Karina Gonzalez Herrera
P: (617) 432-4980
F: (617) 432-2644

Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program

Year Program Started: 1991

Max. Participants/Year: 25

Application Deadline: February 1

Program Timeframe: summer (ten weeks)

Academic Level Targeted: college

Racial/Ethnic Focus: African American, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Pacific Islander

Type of Program: education, research, mentoring, career/academic planning

Program Attributes: non-credit, transportation provided, books/supplies provided, stipend provided, some meals, health insurance (if necessary)

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (after sophomore or junior year), letters of recommendation, good grades in recent science courses, previous research experience

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: biochemistry, biology, bio (cellular), bio (molecular), biotechnology, chemistry, engineering (biomed), genetics, pathology, science (biomed)

Additional Comments: This program is primarily intended for students who are seriously considering careers in biological or biomedical research and who have had some previous research experience. It is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.