Quick Facts

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Summer Student Program Quick Facts

Program Dates - 2019

Friday, February 2 - Application deadline
not later than March 31- Notification of admission
Saturday, June 1 - Arrival
Sunday, June 2 - Residential orientation begins
Monday, June 3 - Laboratory orientation begins
Thursday, August 8 - Summer symposium and graduation
Friday, August 9 - 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 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 including Red Sox baseball; trip to NYC including tour at American Museum of Natural History.
Maine - hiking at Mt. Katahdin, and white water rafting.

2018 Admissions Data

Applications: 957
Awards: 42 (31 in Maine; 11 in Connecticut)

Profile, Class of 2018

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 general 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 a range of attributes as reflected in their application, of which academic rank and school are only two of many factors.

Rank at time of application and acceptance

High school junior = 4
High school senior = 5
College first-year = 9
College sophomore = 9
College junior =15

Colleges represented: Allegheny College, Baldwin Wallace University, Carnegie Mellon, Case Western Reserve University, Cedarville University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Cornell University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Hamilton College, Harvard University, Harvey Mudd College, Hofstra University, Loyola University Chicago, Middlebury College, MIT, North Carolina State University, North Central College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rowan University, Rutgers University, San Francisco State University, Stanford University, SUNY - Geneseo, The University of Maine, Towson University, University of Chicago, University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, University of Maine - Farmington, University of Miami, University of New Mexico, University of North Carolina, Williams College