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Summer Research Training Program Application

Instructions

Thank you for your interest in the NIH/Merial Summer Research Fellowships. Please read the following instructions carefully.

University of Pennsylvania Applicants

Please submit the following:

  • Completed application package (online)
  • Transcripts, official or unofficial, from each institution you’ve attended, including Penn Vet (pdf files no larger than 2MB)
  • Copy of GRE scores (unofficial)
  • Download and complete Faculty Sponsor Recommendation/Commitment Form (PDF)
  • Proposal (pdf file)
  • NOTE: All supplemental items should be in pdf file. Please bundle all the items together if possible and make it as few files as possible not to exceed 3MB. Also make sure your name is on the proposal and the faculty sponsor form. It should be in the following order 1. Proposal 2. Faculty Sponsor Form 3. UPENN Vet Transcript 4. Other transcripts 5. GRE Scores.

 Outside Applicants

Please submit the following:

  • Completed application package (online)
  • Official transcripts from each institution you’ve attended, including current veterinary school transcripts (pdf file, no jpeg)
  • Copy of GRE scores (photocopies acceptable)
  • Download and complete Faculty Sponsor Recommendation/Commitment Form (PDF)
  • Proposal (pdf file)
  • NOTE: All supplemental items should be in pdf file. Please bundle all the items together if possible and make it as few files as possible not to exceed 3MB. Also make sure your name is on the proposal and the faculty sponsor form. It should be in the following order 1. Proposal 2. Faculty Sponsor Form, 3. Vet Transcript, 4. Other transcripts 5. GRE Scores.

Please email supplemental materials to:

vmstp@vet.upenn.edu

NIH-Merial Program

School of Veterinary Medicine

All emailed supplemental items should be in pdf file. Please bundle all the items together if possible and make it as few files as possible in the following order: 1. Proposal 2. Faculty Sponsor Form  3. Vet Transcript 4. Other transcripts 5. GRE Scores.

Application deadline: February 1

The University of Pennsylvania admits students of any race, color, sex, sexual or affectional preference, age, religion, national or ethnic origin or physical handicap, to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual or affectional preference, age, religion or ethnic origin or physical handicap. The University's policy applies to faculty and other employees, applicants for faculty position and other employment, students and applicants to education programs and activities.

Permanent Address

School Address

Personal Information

(mm/dd/yyyy)

Ethnic Identity

The completion of this question is not required. The purpose is to assess the effectiveness of the University's recruitment efforts and to facilitate selection of a diverse student body. Since the University does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnic origin, the answer or the omission of an answer will not influence the University's decision on admission. 

Ethnic Identity (optional)







Faculty Sponsor Information

Education After High School

Please enter the following information for each instance:

  • Name and location of Institution
  • Department
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degree or diploma
  • Major
  • Graduation date (month/year)
  • Cumulative GPA

Applicant's Background Information

Please include: a) Title b) Objective c) Overall Approach d) Budget e) Animal Care Committee approval, if animals are used. The budget is requested to assure that the mentor is aware of the costs necessary for completion of the work.

Authorization


By submission of this application, your authorize the release of any information contained in, or related materials received separately from, the application for admission for use in reviewing your application to the NIH/Merck Summer Research Training Program.
Copy of Applicaiton