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.
To be considered for admission into the STREAMS program, an applicant must:
- Be a United States citizen or permanent resident
- Have successfully completed one year at an accredited school or university
- 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
- Be a college student at the undergraduate or master’s level
- Be in good academic standing
When Does the Program Take Place?
The next session of STREAMS will take place from June 1 through August 7, 2015. The deadline for applications is March 13, 2015. Fourteen students are selected for the program each summer.