Quick Facts

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Summer Student Program Quick Facts

Program Dates - 2018

Friday, February 2 - Application deadline
Late March - Notification of admission
Saturday, June 2 - Arrival
Sunday, June 3 - Residential orientation begins
Monday, June 4 - Laboratory orientation begins
Thursday, August 9 - Summer symposium and graduation
Friday, August 10 - Departure

Fellowship Details

Fellowship components are the same for both campuses unless otherwise noted.

Stipend $5,250
Duration 10 weeks
Round trip airfare or mileage
Room Mix of doubles, triples, quads
Board In-house breakfast and dinner; lunch provided at the laboratory
Daily transportation
Connecticut - Daily van transportation to laboratory is provided.
Maine - Students walk or bicycle to the laboratory except in case of rain. In the event of rain, van transportation is provided.
Bicycles Recommended; are not provided by JAX.
Work hours Regular work hours are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. These hours may vary given individual research goals, experimental schedules, etc.
Weekends Generally reserved for informal group outings and recreation.
Sponsored major outings/trips Connecticut - trip to Boston including Red Sox baseball; trip to NYC including tour at American Museum of Natural History.
Maine - hiking at Mt. Katahdin, and white water rafting.

2017 Admissions Data

Applications: 948
Awards: 46 (35 in Maine; 11 in Connecticut)

Profile, Class of 2017

The JAX Summer Student Program welcomes applications from all students interested in conducting genetics and genomics research and who meet our basic prerequisites.  The class profile data below represents a snapshot of the program in a single year and (with the exception of our standing 30/70 program composition of high school to undergraduate participants) does not indicate specific admissions policies that favor one type of student over another. Students are selected on the basis of their personal attributes as reflected in their application, not their academic level or school.

Rank at time of application and acceptance

High school junior = 8
High school senior = 5
College first-year = 7
College sophomore = 10
College junior =16

Colleges represented: Bowdoin College, Carleton College, Case Western Reserve University, Clarion University (PA), Colby College, Dartmouth College, Framingham State University, New York University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Roger Williams University, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Penn State University, University of Vermont, Trinity University (TX), University of Connecticut, University of Florida, University of Miami, University of North Carolina, University of Pittsburgh, University of Rochester, Villanova University, Voorhees College, Williams College, Wofford College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Yale University