The Summer for Sickle Cell Science Program is an outstanding science training opportunity for high school students designed to involve young people in cutting-edge scientific research conducted in an academic medical center and to cultivate a continued interest in research related to sickle cell disease.

The program is sponsored by the Cincinnati Children's Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center Program with support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

This eight-week program offers a chance to learn, explore, and gain hands-on experience in a medical center research laboratory environment for up to three students each summer. Each student will be assigned to a faculty mentor and work in his or her laboratory. Students will be assigned mini-research projects or work with laboratory staff on ongoing research. Those students who complete sufficient research in one or more summers will be encouraged to present at local or national scientific meetings and may contribute to papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Participants may earn a stipend of up to $3,000 based on the number of hours they spend in the laboratory.

Fellowships begin with an orientation on May 30 or June 5 and last for eight weeks. 

Elegibility Requirements

High school juniors and seniors
We typically receive more than 100 applications each year for three positions.
Approximately 10 finalists will be invited for 30-minute interviews with program faculty in April.

Deadline: March 17, 2017
Program dates: TBD (late May or early June)