Online Application System for The LAB Jumpstart

Student Nomination

The LAB Jumpstart is a new component of the Science Outreach Program that will utilize the Science Outreach and Education Laboratory for student and teacher training. The LAB Jumpstart is designed to provide high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds with an opportunity to conduct hands-on research under the mentorship of leading scientific researchers at one of the world's premier biomedical research facilities. We are looking for motivated, inquisitive, and high-achieving students to join our program.

The LAB Jumpstart will accept a total of 12 students for 2019. The program will run for 14 weeks, running from March 5, 2019 through June 20, 2019. Students will meet every Tuesday/Thursday from 4:00pm-7:00pm.

The application deadline is December 21, 2018. Upon successfully completing The LAB Jumpstart, students will be admitted into the Summer Science Research Program (SSRP), which is a 7 week program, full- time (9am-5pm) program, running from June 24, 2019 and ending August 8, 2019. Students are required to attend all courses and participate in all activities.

Students must be 16 years old by the start of The LAB Jumpstart (March 5, 2019). Also, students must attend school within NYC.

We encourage you to nominate students who are historically underrepresented minorities or economically disadvantaged. Students who are nominated will be invited to apply to The LAB Jumpstart. For more information about student nomination/application requirements, please see our FAQ’s.

Nominate Student

How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity? *

Using the following grid, please rank the applicant's position in his/her group by checking the appropriate box. *

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Problem Solving
Originality of Ideas
Personal maturity
Social Ability
Class participation
Coursework Performance
Writing ability

Below, please share with us any information that will illustrate this student's ability or preparedness for a mentored, laboratory research position. *

What resources can The LAB Jumpstart provide to your student that your school is not able to offer? *

Please briefly describe how The LAB Jumpstart will directly influence this student. *