Quick Facts

Summer Student Program Quick Facts


Program Dates - 2024

  • Monday, January 29 - Application deadline (12:00 Noon EST)
  • No later than March 31- Notification of admission
  • Saturday, June 1 - Bar Harbor Student Arrival
  • Sunday, June 2 - Farmington Student Arrival
  • Sunday, June 2 - Residential orientation begins
  • Monday, June 3 - Laboratory orientation begins
  • Wednesday, August 7 - Bar Harbor Summer Symposium poster session
  • Thursday, August 8 - Bar Harbor Summer Symposium presentations and graduation
  • Friday, August 9 - Bar Harbor Departure 
  • Friday, August 9 - Farmington Summer Symposium presentations and graduation
  • Saturday, August 10 - Farmington Departure

Fellowship Details

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

Stipend $6,500
Duration 10 weeks (1 week of orientation and training, 8 weeks in lab, 1 week wrap-up).
Round trip airfare or mileage.
Room Mix of doubles, triples, quads
Board Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.
Daily transportation
Connecticut - Daily van transportation to laboratory is provided.
Maine - Students walk or bicycle to the laboratory except when raining. Transportation is also provided to students requiring mobility assistance.
Bicycles Recommended; are not provided by JAX. (We will have more information on bicycles in the spring).
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 formal and informal group outings and recreation.
Sponsored trip Joint campus Retreat in July (location and dates TBA). 
 Restrictions Students must not hold other jobs or internships during the program.

2023 Admissions Data

Applications: 569
Awards: 39 (29 in Maine; 10 in Connecticut) 

Profile, Class of 2023

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 does not indicate specific admissions policies that favor one type of student over another. Students are selected on the basis of a range of attributes as reflected in their application, of which academic year and school are only two of many factors.

Year at time of application and acceptance

High school senior =3
College first-year =8
College sophomore =14
College junior =14
Other/non-traditional = n/a

Colleges represented: Baylor University, Belmont University, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Brigham Young University, Butler University, Central Connecticut State University, Colby College, College of the Atlantic, College of William & Mary, Colorado State University Fort Collins, Dominican University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard College, Howard University, Iowa State University, Miami University at Oxford, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Purdue University, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Radford University, St. Norbert College, Tufts University, University of California San Diego, University of Connecticut, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Wilmington, University of Virginia, Washington University in St. Louis, Wellesley College, Williams College