Applications open Monday, November 19, for Duke STAR Program

A research experience for undergraduate students, high school students, and middle and high school teachers

November 15, 2018

The Summer Training in Academic Research (STAR) Program at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) will begin accepting applications on Monday, Nov. 19. The annual eight-week program, which is led by investigators in the Pediatric Trials Network (PTN) and supported by NICHD, provides a high-quality, hands-on research experience for undergraduate students, rising junior and senior high school students, and middle and high school teachers during the summer academic break. Participants are placed in teams and matched with Duke faculty mentors to work on an original, hypothesis-driven project, culminating in a complete research paper. A goal of the program is to have every participant qualify for co-authorship on a peer-reviewed manuscript related to their team’s project.

Applications for summer 2019 will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 11.

Learn more about the program on the STAR homepage, or read about the experience of 2016 STAR graduate Daniel Gorham.