IMPRS Summer Program Application

All students (even those completing programs outside of IU) should fill out the IMPRS Summer Program Application by January 28, 2019. Students who wish to apply to the AHEC, IU Northwest, or other external programs must also apply to the respective applications (see additional application section).

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Additional Applications

  • Indiana Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network Application
    • Deadline: January 28, 2019
  • IU Northwest Application
    • Deadline: Rolling
  • Other Indiana, National and International Programs: Fill out the IMPRS Summer Program Application by January 28, 2019 as well as the required forms for the desired program(s) by the required deadlines for the program.
Eligibility and Requirements
  • The applicant must be a current Phase 1 Year 1 IU School of Medicine student in good academic standing.
  • The applicant should demonstrate an interest in and aptitude for scientific investigation.
  • Students who receive funding directly from IMPRS must commit to the required full-time summer research program schedule for the entire duration of the program. Students receiving funding from IMPRS cannot be simultaneously obligated to other grants or awards requiring a commitment of time during the designated IMPRS Summer Program time.
  • The student must comply with all institutional policies related to conduct, academic honesty, professionalism and lawful behavior.
  • The student must attend the weekly seminars.

  • The student must agree to participate in the IMPRS Poster Presentation.
  • The student must agree to the maximum of three vacation days policy (not including holidays).
What to Consider Before Applying
  • Prior to applying, students are highly encouraged to brainstorm an area of research interest and interact with a potential faculty mentor. Explore potential mentors.
  • Students are encouraged to apply to multiple programs; each track has specific requirements.
  • IMPRS summer experiences may count towards IU School of Medicine’s new Scholarly Concentrations project requirements. Scholarly Concentrations will launch in early 2019 and are an optional extracurricular experience for students who would like to focus on areas of interest in medicine such as quality and innovation, aging studies ethics and more. Scholarly Concentrations are a great way for students to explore a scholarly interest without incurring additional tuition or adding time to the four-year medical curriculum. Requirements include didactic and project-based activities that enhance the school’s existing curriculum. Stay tuned for more information about scholarly concentrations and how an IMPRS summer program may count towards concentration requirements.
General Application Requirements for IU School of Medicine Programs
  • Personal information, including demographics, contact information and address.
  • A letter from IU School of Medicine confirming academic good standing.
  • MCAT scores
  • A professional letter of reference demonstrating student strengths and interest or a letter of understanding from a proposed faculty mentor stating the agreement that he/she will serve as a mentor and a brief description of the potential project
  • Personal statement
  • General Release of Information form
  • Preferred campus for the summer internship.
  • Research idea, project idea, research interest/focus etc.
  • Mentor Match:
    • List of two-four preferred faculty mentors that the applicant has met or interacted with to discuss/brainstorm potential projects. Explore potential mentors.
    • IMPRS will attempt to match students with mentors in accordance with stated interests, this is based on faculty availability and may not be feasible in all situations.
General Application Requirements for External Programs
  • Personal information, including demographics, contact information and address.
  • A letter from IU School of Medicine confirming academic good standing.
  • Name of program; program location; program mentor.
  • Research idea, project idea, research interest/focus etc.
2019 Timeline

November 2018 IMPRS Summer Program application opens.

January 2019 IMPRS Summer Program applications are due by Monday, January 28.

February 2019 IMPRS Summer Program applications will be reviewed and selected.

March 2019 IMPRS Office notifies students selected for the program.

Mid-March 2019* Deadline for students to accept IMPRS Summer Program offers.
Note: Deadline may be extended for students who contact the IMPRS Office requesting a deadline extension because of pending acceptance.

April 2019* First week of April, IMPRS Office will notify students their mentor match. Note: the imprs office will do the best to match the mentor you have requested and to the area of interest stated in the application.

May 23, 2019* IMPRS orientation to kick start the summer research and scholarly internships.

May – July 2019 Required IMPRS Professional Development Seminars*
All IMPRS students completing an IU School of Medicine opportunity are required to participate.

Seminar 1: May 30
Seminar 2: June 6
Seminar 3: June 13
Seminar 4: June 20
Seminar 5: June 27
Seminar 6: July 11
Seminar 7: July 18
Seminar 8: July 25

July 24, 2019 IMPRS poster presentation.

July 30, 2019 IMPRS oral presentation.

July 31, 2019 Official end of summer research and scholarly internships.

*Only required for students completing opportunities on an IU School of Medicine campus. Students completing experiences externally should comply with all required deadlines for their selected program.