Quick Facts

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Summer Student Program Quick Facts

Program Dates - 2023

Monday, January 30 - Application deadline
No later than March 31- Notification of admission
Saturday, June 3 - Bar Harbor Student Arrival
Sunday, June 4 - Farmington Student Arrival
Sunday, June 4 - Residential orientation begins
Monday, June 5 - Laboratory orientation begins
Thursday, August 10 - Bar Harbor Summer symposium and graduation
Friday, August 11 - Bar Harbor Departure 
Friday, August 11 - Farmington Summer symposium and graduation
Saturday, August 12 - Farmington Departure

Fellowship Details

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

Stipend $6,250
Duration 10 weeks
Round trip airfare or mileage
Room Mix of doubles, triples, quads
Board Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
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) 

2022 Admissions Data

Applications: 514
Awards: 42 (32 in Maine; 10 in Connecticut)

The 2020 Summer Student Program was postponed to 2021. All admitted students were offered the opportunity to defer their fellowship award by one year.

Profile, Class of 2022

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 = 4
College first-year = 6
College sophomore = 9
College junior = 22
Other/non-traditional = 1

Colleges represented: Amherst College, Bard College, Bates College, Bennington College, Boston University, Bowie State University, Brown University, Carleton College, Case Western University, College of the Atlantic, Georgia Tech University, Grinnell College, Iowa State University, Johns Hopkins University, Mississippi State University, Mt. Holyoke College, Ohio State University, Oregon State University, Saddleback College, St. Michael’s College, Southern Maine Community College, St. Vincent College, Tufts University, University of Buffalo, University of California Berkeley, University of California Davis, University of Connecticut, University of Kansas, University of Maine, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of North Carolina Wilmington, University of the Sciences, University of Virginia, Vassar College, Wake Forest University, Western Washington University