Group Summer Scholars Research Program
The application deadline for the 2020 GSSRP has now passed. Decisions will be sent to applicants by April 15, 2020.
The NJCSTM Group Summer Scholars Research Program (GSSRP) is a 6-week hands-on research experience aimed at attracting and developing talented students who are interested in pursuing an education in STEM. The GSSRP accepts rising 11th and 12th grade high school students, and first-year undergraduate students (Classes of 2020, 2021 & 2022). The 2020 GSSRP will run from July 6 - August 13, 2020.
Participants work alongside faculty and staff on cutting-edge research projects, conducting original and authentic experiments in Analytical Chemistry, Virtual Reality & Scientific Visualization, Microbiology, Cancer Biology, Computational Mathematics, Developmental Biology and Modern Drug Discovery. Participants gain valuable technical skills and research experience and learn to work as part of a research team.
Program Timeline: July 6 – August 13, 2020 (Monday-Thursday; 9:00am-4:00pm)
- Application Opens: December 15, 2019
- Application Deadline: March 15, 2020
- Acceptances Released: April 15, 2020
- Registration Deadline: April 30, 2020 ($250 deposit due)
- Total Payment Due: June 1, 2020
Program Cost: $1,850 (Fee waivers are available to low-income families and those with financial need.)
How to Apply:
- Complete the online application. This includes a letter of interest explaining the following:
- What field of science or math do you wish to study in college?
- Why are you interested in participating in the summer research program?
- What do you expect to gain from participating in the program?
- Submit a recommendation letter from a high school math or science teacher.
- Provide a copy of your high school transcript.
- If requesting a fee waiver, complete the application for financial assistance (included in the online application). Criteria for scholarships can be found here.
Students must commit to the entire six-week program. If you cannot participate in the full program, you may not be selected.
- Analytical Chemistry and Chromatography: Isolation, Identification and Characterization of Drug-Like Chemical Compounds in Medicinal Plants Using Biological Assays, Chromatography, and Mass Spectrometry Techniques
- Computational Mathematics: Applied Machine Learning
- Developmental Biology: Gene Expression & Regulation
- Medicinal Chemistry and Modern Drug Discovery: Synthesis of Chemokine Receptor Antagonists
- Microbiology: The Skin & Gut Microbiomes
- Molecular and Cellular Biology: Exploring Cancer Malignancy
- World of Data: Virtual Reality & Scientific Visualization
For detailed information about each of the research streams click here.
For more information about the 2020 program or general queries, please contact the Dean’s office at the STEM Building (firstname.lastname@example.org; 908-737-7200).
Read about the 2019 GSSRP here!