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Application Process

Applications for Summer 2022 are now open!

As part of the application process, you will need to submit a transcript, CV, and contact information for two faculty to write letters of recommendation, as well as a statement of purpose and statements summarizing your research experience if any. (No research experience is necessary to apply.) Instructions for submitting these materials will be provided within the online application.

Application deadline is Feb. 3, 2022.

Applications are found at NSF Education & Training Application (NSF ETAP).



Participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed at least two semesters of college-level physical science/engineering or biological science/engineering by the start of the program in May 2022
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate at a 2 or 4-year institute of higher learning at the time of application
  • Expected graduation date (earning a bachelor's or associate's degree) on or after December 2022 - Students who have completed their bachelor's degree are not eligible.
  • Overall GPA of 3.2 or greater
  • Major in natural science (biological or physical science) or engineering
  • Attend all 10 weeks of the program (May 23, 2022 - July 29, 2022)
  • US citizens or permanent resident
  • A ranked list of your preferred mentors (5)

Note: No research experience is necessary to apply!