Quick Facts

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Summer Student Program Quick Facts

Program Dates -2021

Tuesday, February 2 - Application deadline
not later than March 31- Notification of admission
Saturday, June 5 - Arrival
Sunday, June 6 - Residential orientation begins
Monday, June 7 - Laboratory orientation begins
Thursday, August 12 - Summer symposium and graduation
Friday, August 13 - Departure

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 including Red Sox baseball; trip to NYC including tour at American Museum of Natural History.
Maine - hiking at Mt. Katahdin, and white water rafting.

* Certain aspects of the 2021 Summer Student Program will be contingent upon current policies and guidance related to prevention of Covid-19.

2020 Admissions Data

Applications: 993
Awards: 34 (23 in Maine; 11 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 2019

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 = 3
High school senior = 6
College first-year = 5
College sophomore = 13
College junior =14

Colleges represented: Amherst College, Bard College, Bowdoin College, Brown University, Case Western Reserve University, Cornell University, Delaware Valley University, Drew University, Harvard University, Harvey Mudd College, Johns Hopkins University, MIT, Michigan State University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Purdue University, Quinnipiac University, Reed College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, San Francisco State University, The University of Maine, Tufts University, University of Connecticut, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Wheaton College, William Jewell College, Yale University