Genome Sciences & Medicine Summer Scholars Program

Summer Scholars group photo

GCB has partnered with the Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine to launch the Genome Sciences & Medicine Summer Scholars Program. This annual 10-week program is designed for first- and second-year Duke students who have successfully completed, or are currently enrolled in, at least one biological sciences course. The program will run from May 31 - August 4, 2017.

The Genome Sciences & Medicine Summer Scholars Program allows students to work with faculty to develop a passion for research. Students engage in ongoing projects and gain an appreciation for the values of open-ended, student-initiated research. No prior research experience is necessary. Research opportunities include a wide range of topics in genomic and computational biology. For details, explore the faculty pages of GCB and Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine.

Join the more than 100 students who have spent their summers with us, many of whom have gone on to pursue further education and training in science and research. We especially encourage women and individuals from underrepresented minority groups to apply.

Meet the 2017 Summer Scholars

Apply to be a summer scholar

The program requires full-time participation. Students selected cannot take summer session courses or engage in other employment during the 10-week program. Students will be selected for the program based on their academic record, application responses and letters of recommendation.

Application materials

  • Completed application
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • Description of scientific interests
  • Two letters of recommendation

Return applications, letters of recommendation and any questions to the Program Contact.

Stipend and Housing

If requested, housing will be provided to accepted students by Duke University residence facilities at no cost. Each summer scholar also receives a $4,250 stipend.

Related Links

Past Summer Scholars
Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine

Program Contact

Susanne Haga, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director of Education
(919) 684-0325
susanne.haga@duke.edu