Eligibility

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The NINDS Health Disparities in Tribal Communities Summer Internship Program seeks to prepare a diverse cadre of undergraduate and graduate students for the rigors of neuroscience research in this field.  The program involves both structured and unstructured activities to ensure robust and high-quality mentorship and the advancement of participant goals in a highly competitive research environment. This program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in neuroscience research and in health disparities in tribal communities. Applicants must show recent evidence and interest in both areas when they apply to the program. All trainees who meet the program eligibility requirements are welcome to apply.

Additionally, NINDS seeks to attract students from diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to, students with disabilities; students who are Pell Grant-eligible; students who are or have been enrolled in Tribal Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, or Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) students who identify as LGBTQ; students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences; individuals whose career development benefited from STEM outreach programs or participation in institutional diversity programs; and individuals disadvantaged by circumstances that have negatively impacted their educational opportunities, including  natural disasters.

In addition, applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
  • Enrolled in college (including community college) or graduate/professional school at the time of application, OR  are high school graduates at the time of application and have been accepted into an accredited college or university program;
  •  Interested in neuroscience research and health disparities in tribal communities; and,
  •  18 years or older by June 15, 2021.