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Open to US citizens and non US citizens

STaRS is a dynamic and focused program that is designed to promote access to graduate education for traditionally underrepresented students in science and medicine. STaRS provides scholars with the opportunity to participate in research and enhances skills required for successful entrance and completion of a graduate program or an MD/PhD program in the biomedical sciences.

Each STaRS participant is assigned a faculty mentor and participates in biomedical research projects in a broad range of topics, including heart, lung and blood research. In addition, the STaRS program includes journal clubs, research skill-building seminars and workshops, career discussions and workshops focused on special topics such as oral and written skills, resume and abstract writing, and applying to graduate program or an MD/PhD program in the biomedical sciences. Scholars also enjoy social activities in Boston.

As part of the STaRS program, research scholars will receive:

  • $4,800 stipend for program participation
  • Round trip travel to Boston for out-of-state students
  • University housing (apartment style dorms)

To apply click here


Research Offering Type

Independent Research, Internship, Research Assistant



Undergraduate School

College, Engineering, LPS, Nursing, Wharton



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