Summer Research Training Program Application


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:

 Outside Applicants

Please submit the following:

  • Completed application package (online)
  • Official transcripts from each institution you’ve attended, including current veterinary school transcripts
  • Copy of GRE scores (photocopies acceptable)
  • Download and complete Faculty Sponsor Recommendation/Commitment Form (PDF)

Please send materials to:

Dr. Michael Atchison
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3800 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6046

If your proposal contains photos, tables or figures, please email the proposal as an attachment to Mike Atchison (atchison@vet.upenn.edu), and enter "emailed as attachment" in section 3 of the form below.

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


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.


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