To provide training and experience in population health research for college students who are from underrepresented and historically excluded groups in the health sciences.
- U.S.-based college students from underrepresented and historically excluded populations (First generation; low-income or underserved rural community backgrounds; Black or African American; Hispanic or Latinx; Indigenous, Native American, or Alaska Native; Pacific Islander; Filipino, Hmong, or Vietnamese; LGBTQIA+; Individuals with disabilities; Veterans; and additional groups).
- Interest in quantitative methods for population health-related research.
- Students accepted to the program will need to provide proof of college student status (documentation will be requested after decision letters are sent, anticipated February 2021).
*See FAQs section for more details on eligibility
Statement of Purpose (maximum 500 words). Please discuss what drives your interest in the program, what you hope to learn, and your near-term career goals (e.g., type of job after graduating from college, graduate school, etc).
***The Summer 2021 application cycle has closed. We are no longer accepting applications.
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- 8-week summer research experience from June 21 to August 13 (virtual in 2021)
- Compensation: $8,000
- Course modules
- Introduction to: population and public health, study design, statistics, statistical programming, community engagement
- Research activities
- Approximately 20 hours/week of research experience with a faculty mentor
- Professional development opportunities
- Near-peer mentoring from Stanford graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
- Weekly professional development meetings (e.g., resume writing, networking, mentor relationships, how to give a research talk)
- Graduate school application preparation (optional)
Will this program be virtual or in person? Is it a full-time experience?
- For 2021, our program will be virtual. The programming (i.e., training and professional development sessions) will be scheduled during business hours in Pacific Time. The research component will be coordinated and arranged with your faculty mentor. We aim to provide a competitive stipend in order to allow interns to participate in this program as a full-time experience (training plus research).
What is “proof of college status”?
- We will notify students who are accepted to the program in February 2021. At that time, to confirm your participation in AHEaD, we will ask for documentation of your enrollment at a community college or university (e.g., letter from department or registrar, unofficial transcripts).
I am graduating (or graduated) before summer 2021, am I eligible?
- Anyone who is a current student at a U.S.-based community college or undergraduate institution, graduating spring 2021 or later is welcome to apply. Graduate and medical school students are not eligible at this time.
I am an international student, am I eligible?
- International students are welcome to apply! However, you must be enrolled in a U.S.-based community college or undergraduate institution.
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What research projects are available this year?
- AHEaD is in the process of identifying ongoing research projects that are appropriate for research trainees. Please do not contact faculty directly at this time.
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