Thursday, January 14, 2016

Diversity Summer Research Training Program

2016 NIDDK/ OMHRC Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP)

Application Now Available

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) through the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) is now accepting applications for the Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP). Please visit  to start the online application process.

The overall goal of this program is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK mission areas. The NIDDK Diversity Summer Program is particularly interested in increasing students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research, including individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.... Read more »

Program Highlights

Independent research in a NIH laboratory;
Weekly research and career development seminars;
Summer seminar series where senior NIH investigators discuss the latest developments in biomedical research.
Poster presentation
Will be required to attend courses in Ethics in Research and Lab Safety.
Students will be paired with post baccalaureates or postdoctoral fellows for informal guidance.
Bi-weekly informal meetings with OMHRC staff.

Eligibility Requirements

Undergraduate students who have completed at least 1 year at an accredited institution
U.S. Citizen or permanent resident status
Minimum of 3.0 GPA
Health Insurance coverage


Student Participation Allowance ($2,600)
Housing (​Housing consists of double-occupancy rooms)
Travel expenses to Bethesda, Maryland or Phoenix, Arizona (up to $700)

Location and Duration

10 weeks, starting in June through mid-August.
Bethesda, Maryland or Phoenix, Arizona

Application Procedure

Complete the on-line application at
Include a copy of your curriculum vitae.
Submit two letters of recommendation from faculty members/advisors who can address your intellectual and personal suitability for the Program.
Personal Statement - Describe your research interest, career goals, and reasons for applying to this program in 600 words or less; double-space.
Official Transcript - The official college transcript should be mailed directly from your school to Ms. Martinez.
Application selection - Priority will be given to students who reside outside of the Maryland/Washington DC/Virginia areas.  Local students are encouraged to apply for the NIH Summer Internship Program​ (SIP).
Application Deadline: February 15​​​​​, 2016

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