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The Stipends for Training Aspiring Researchers (STAR) Program is designed to offer a twelve-week biomedical research internship experience to 18 talented students who have successfully completed at least one year of Undergraduate studies (including the Math 120 or one science series). The program is funded by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes (NHLBI). NHLBI and the coordinators of the UW STAR Program strongly encourage students from underrepresented minority groups* (i.e., African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic/Mexican American) to apply.

    Star Participants Will:

  • be provided first-hand, quality experiences in laboratories of established researchers;
  • gain the confidence and academic exposure which will allow them to successfully enter graduate/professional level programs of study; and
  • become part of a network which includes a long-term "mentored" relationship with University of Washington advisors, researchers, professors, staff, and support programs for students of color.

    Student Stipends, Travel, and Living Expenses:

Students in the program receive a non-taxed stipend. Some travel stipends are available (contact coordinating office for further information).

For Questions, call: (206) 543-7822 or e-mail jhofmann@u.washington.edu