Fund Details
STARS Summer Research Program
Award Amount
2500
Competition Type
Yale

Description:

The STARS Summer Program provides summer term support for select Yale undergraduate students who live on campus and participate in laboratory research with Yale faculty members. Students selected for the program work as full-time research assistants who support the research of their mentor and/or faculty advisor. 

In addition, enrollment in SCIE 101 Scientific Research: Process and Presentation and active participation in weekly journal club sessions are required. These sessions provide STARS scholars the opportunity to discuss their individual lab journals as well as other journal article samples selected for the program. At the conclusion of the summer program, each student will submit his or her research results in a written publishable format and will conduct a formal presentation of their research at a public symposium.

All STARS Summer fellows must live on the Yale campus for the duration of the nine week program (Monday, May 30 - Friday, July 29, 2022). The purpose of this arrangement is to foster an exciting and challenging academic environment where summer fellows may come together as a community to exchange ideas and information. The program includes evening activities and occasional weekend trips.

Summer Fellows are required to:
  1. Work with a mentor in designing a mutually beneficially research project that will further develop the summer fellow’s research and analytical skills;
  2. Write a 6-10 page paper on his/her research project to be presented at the end of the program. This paper/presentation will be evaluated by the mentor and course instructor.
  3. Present the findings of research projects before all their peers, mentors, and invited guests from the larger Yale community at the Summer Research Program Symposia in July;
  4. Attend and participate in a weekly evening discussion regarding scientific issues. Some reading and preparation is required;
  5. Attend class sessions of the summer course.

STARS Summer Fellows are awarded a $2,500 stipend and the program covers participants' room, board, and SCIE 101 course tuition.




Application Information:

Applications for summer 2022 must be submitted online through the Student Grants & Fellowships database by 3:00pm on Friday, February 11, 2022.  It is expected that awards will be announced by mid/late March.

NOTE: Students selected for the STARS Summer Research Program will be asked to submit a “research plan” by (date TBA when selections are made).  The plan must include the following (additional instructions will be provided with award notices):
  • Background/Significance of your Research (1/2 – 1 page in length)
  • Hypothesis (1 sentence)
  • Research Aims (1/2 page in length)
 
*Failure to submit the plan by the deadline will result in a forfeit of your spot in the program.


Special Eligibility Requirements:

Awardees will be selected from among currently enrolled first-years and sophomores.  

Students selected for the STARS Summer Research Program will be asked to submit a “research plan” by (date TBA when selections are made).  The plan must include the following (additional instructions will be provided with award notices):
  • Background/Significance of your Research (1/2 – 1 page in length)
  • Hypothesis (1 sentence)
  • Research Aims (1/2 page in length)
 
*Failure to submit the plan by the deadline will result in a forfeit of your spot in the program.



Restrictions to Use of Award:

Students may not undertake any other projects, courses or employment during the program. 

All STARS Summer fellows must live on the Yale campus for the duration of the nine week program; Monday, May 30 - Friday, July 29, 2022.

Links to Additional Information:

https://science.yalecollege.yale.edu/stars/stars-i-summer-research-program

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Donalee Slater at donalee.slater@yale.edu

Search Filters:

Current Year of Study
  • First-Year Student
  • Sophomore
    Term of Award
    • Summer
      Grant or Fellowship Purpose
      • Research
        Global Region or Country
        • North America
        • -- United States (North America)
          Citizenship Status
          • U.S. citizens are eligible
          • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible
            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            10/01/2022
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            2/11/2023 3:00 PM