Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Science and Society Program
Application Procedure

Applications due Thursday February 20, 2003 by 5:00pm

Application Procedure

Applying to the Program
Applications are due on February 20, 2003. Students may apply in their sophomore or junior year. To apply, please submit:

  • a copy of your transcript,
  • a three to five page personal statement, including your internship or research goals, (see below for more details) and
  • a proposed program of study and funding request using this form.

Program and Application Details
Personal Statement: The personal statement should:

  • address why you would like to participate in this program, what you hope to gain from it, and your eventual career goals,
  • describe the type of internship or research you plan to pursue in as much detail as possible, including where you will be working and the goals of the organization, your supervisor or contact person, and the dates of your internship, and tell why you are interested in this field, and
  • indicate how the courses you've taken and plan to take are relevant to your particular area of interest.

If you have an idea about the field you'd like to work in, but don't have a specific internship established, contact Kaye Edwards (ph: 610-896-1191) to discuss your plans. She will assist you in setting up an internship. This must be done BEFORE submitting your application to the program.

Research Project or Internship
Each Science and Society Scholar is expected to do a research project or internship. Typically this internship will occur in the summer after the junior year, or during the first semester of the senior year. There are three ways in which this requirement may be fulfilled:

  • You may request funding from the program to carry out your research or internship. The HHMI grant to Haverford College enables us to offer up to three full stipends for the summer of 2003. If you are applying for one of these stipends, please specify this in your application.
  • You may arrange an internship which is not funded by the HHMI grant. If you have applied or will be applying for one of these stipends, please indicate which funding sources and the date of the award decisions.
  • You may pursue your research or internship as an independent study during an academic semester. This possibility might, for example, be combined with your senior research project, if the Science and Society Committee and your major department both consent.

Direct questions to Kaye Edwards (KINSC S207C) or Kate Heston (KINSC S109). Applications should be submitted to Kate Heston by 5:00 pm Thursday February 20, 2003.

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