Apply to the Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy

The application for the 2019 Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy will open on January 11, 2019.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years old before their internship begins
  • Applicants must be high school or undergraduate students
  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents
  • Applicants must complete the online application by March 8, 2019
  • Most students submit additional materials, such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, and resumes, but these are not required
Those Californian high school applicants interested in applying for our 10 week CIRM SPARK program should fill out the online Summer Student application and check “interested in stem cells” to indicate your desire to be considered for the CIRM Creativity program as well.

Selection Process

Our Academy has a two-stage selection process. In stage one, a committee reviews and scores all online applications to determine the students displaying the most potential. These students will advance to stage two as either “accepted” into the program or “waitlisted”. Students who did not advance will receive an email notifying them that they have not been chosen for this summer.  Due to the size of our program, only the exact number of students we can fund will be admitted into the program. If a student that is accepted declines their invitation, we will reach out to students on our waitlist to join our summer program. The waiting list provides us with one more opportunity to consider the candidacies of accomplished applicants who were not admitted. Unfortunately, we will not be able to predict our response to students on the waiting list. Use of the waiting list is determined by the response we receive from our admitted students. The Academy accepted 86 students last year out of 1350 applicants.  Once the total number of students is selected, the remaining students will be notified that they have not been chosen to participate this summer.