Project L/EARN

spacer.gif (48 bytes) spacer.gif (48 bytes)  

 Deadline: 

Contact program for detailed information
   

Start Date: 

Summer
   

Duration: 

10 Weeks
   

Location: 

Rutgers University Institute for Health, Health Care Policy & Aging Research
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other:
   

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

Project L/EARN seeks to attract undergraduates to careers in health research and policy and to provide them with the research training and experience needed to enter graduate programs in health-related fields. By increasing the number of well-trained undergraduate students from low-income families, first generation college-attendees, and members of certain ethnic and cultural groups, Project L/EARN addresses the need identified in the Healthy People Objectives to broaden the range of ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic perspectives in health research.

A highly-structured ten week summer program provides interns with numerous opportunities to acquire and apply new research skills. Interns participate in daily workshops that provide training in research methods, study design, data management, statistics and research writing. Interns are individually matched with faculty mentors who oversee research projects that result in full-fledged research papers and seminar-style presentations. Interns are provided with a stipend, tuition remission, and room and board to ensure accessibility to students from all economic backgrounds.
   

Benefits: 

Stipend, tuition remission, and room and board

   

Major(s): 

Psychological Science
Sociology
Biological Sciences
Public Health, Economics, Statistics

   

GPA: 

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: 
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other: Transcript and 5 short essays - see application
 

Contact: 

Ms. Jane Miller
Project L/EARN, Insitute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Rutgers, 112 Paterson St., 2nd floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1340
Phone: (848) 932-1876    
Email: Plearn-info@ifh.rutgers.edu

 

Program Website: 

http://ihhcpar.rutgers.edu/project-l-earn/
spacer.gif (48 bytes)  

   

back.gif (322 bytes)