How to Apply
Note from Dr. Hagberg, program director (February 15, 2013): Last summer (2012), we submitted the renewal application to NIH for the UM STAR program. Our proposal was reviewed and received a relatively high rating for funding. However, because of the "fiscal cliff " and because the Federal Government has not approved the final budget for the year, the NIH is conserving some of their funds. Thus, we do not yet have final word on the funding for UM STAR for this coming summer of 2013. We hope and believe it will be funded again, but do not yet know this for sure. Thus, I would encourage you to apply to other summer internship and research programs, in addition to ours, in case we do not get funded for another five years. Please be assured that we will let you know as soon as we hear anything definitive about funding for UM STAR for the summer of 2013.
Application Process for 2013 UM STAR program
To apply for UM STAR, please submit:
- Completed Application Form
- Official Undergraduate Transcript (original)
- One-Page Personal Statement (see additional information)
- Two Letters of Recommendation (both from faculty members, with one being a professor who had you in a behavioral, life, or biological science course).
Application materials should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Transcripts should be sent to: James Hagberg, PhD, Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, MD 20742-2611. All materials should be sent as originals.
Further questions can be addressed to: James Hagberg, PhD
Your application must be complete by March 1, 2013 for you to be considered in the initial review of applicants. Those with late completed applications will be reviewed periodically after the application deadline if the initial applicant pool does not fill all of our allotted positions.