Quick Facts

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Summer Student Program Quick Facts

Program Dates - 2022

Tuesday, February 2 - Application deadline
not later than March 31- Notification of admission
Saturday, June 4 - Arrival
Sunday, June 5 - Residential orientation begins
Monday, June 6 - Laboratory orientation begins
Thursday, August 11 - Summer symposium and graduation (Bar Harbor)
Friday, August 12 - Departure (Bar Harbor)
Friday, August 12 - Summer symposium and graduation (Farmington)
Saturday, August 13 - Departure (Farmington)

Fellowship Details

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

Stipend $6,000
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.
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 major outings/trips* Connecticut - trip to Boston; trip to NYC including tour at American Museum of Natural History.
Maine - hiking at Mt. Katahdin, and white water rafting.

2021 Admissions Data

Applications: 993
Awards: 33 (23 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 2021

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 = 6
College first-year = 7
College sophomore = 11
College junior = 9

Colleges represented: Barnard College, Brown University, Carthage College, Case Western Reserve University, Clemson University, Delaware Valley University, Dominican College, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, MIT, Salve Regina University, San Jose State University, The University of Maine,  UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, University of Saint Joseph, University of South Alabama, University of Texas at Austin, Washington University St. Louis, Wheaton College, Yale University