2018 Young Scientist Foundation Summer Research Program

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Request for Applications

The Young Scientist Foundation (YSF) invites applicants for the summer research program from highly qualified high school and undergraduate students interested in pursuing biomedical research.

Funding Opportunity Purpose

The program is intended to go beyond the standard classroom. Students will be fully immersed in a research setting and will gain first-hand knowledge of working with premier scientists on biomedical discoveries in a laboratory environment.


The Young Scientist Foundation will make a number of awards as determined by its available financial resources. Research must be conducted in a university- or medical institution-based laboratory matched by YSF under the supervision of a highly qualified mentor for a period of a minimum of 8 weeks.

Awards of $2,500 will be made directly to the student conducting the research and $1,000 will be made directly to the lab sponsoring the research. These awards cannot be used to directly cover tuition or housing payments. The awardee is responsible for withholding any taxes required by law.

Priority will be given to students that have previously participated in the program and rising high school juniors and seniors who reside in Ohio, New York, New Jersey or Connecticut.


Applicants for the summer research program awards must be currently enrolled full-time in high school or an undergraduate institution with a current GPA of 3.2/4.0 or 3.4/5.0.

Applications should be submitted through Webgrants at http://webgrants.case.edu/.

Key Dates

RFA Released: December 1, 2017

Application Due Date: March 15, 2018

Notification of Awards: May 1, 2018

Submission of Application

All applications should be submitted via WebGrants (http://webgrants.case.edu/) and must be received by 11:59PM EST, March 15, 2018.

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