Short-Term Training Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (STREAMS)

2014 STREAMS participants

Explore Research, Spend Your Summer in STREAMS

The Short-Term Training Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (STREAMS) program can help put you on the road to a career in biomedical sciences research. Funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, STREAMS encourages members of underrepresented minority groups and students with disabilities to choose careers in cardiovascular-related research.

As a STREAMS participant, you will spend 80 percent of your time in the program doing laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty mentor. You will also gain valuable experience reading papers from the primary literature, presenting scientific talks, and exploring the social and ethical implications of scientific research.

Earn While You Learn

STREAMS participants receive a stipend of $400 per week, plus travel expenses and free housing in a university apartment.

Who Can Participate?

STREAMS is open to college students from across the United States on a competitive basis. Fourteen students are selected for the program each summer.

To be considered for admission into the STREAMS program, an applicant must:

  1. Be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  2. Have successfully completed at least one year at an accredited school or university
  3. Be a member of an underrepresented minority group (i.e., African-American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Hispanic, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander), an individual with a disability and/or an individual from a disadvantaged background
  4. Be a college student at the undergraduate or master’s level
  5. Be in good academic standing

When Does the Program Take Place?

Check back to this web site in January 2018 to apply for the 2018 summer program.

Last edited on 02/16/2017.