IMPRS Summer Program Application

All students (even those completing programs outside of IU) should fill out the IMPRS Summer Program Application by January 15, 2020.

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Additional Applications

  • Other Indiana, National and International Programs: Fill out the IMPRS Summer Program Application by January 15, 2020 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.
General Application Requirements for IU School of Medicine Programs
  • Personal information, including demographics, contact information and address.
  • MCAT scores
  • A professional letter of reference (LOR) demonstrating student strengths and interest OR a letter of understanding (LOU) 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.
2020 Timeline

November 2019
IMPRS Summer Program application opens.

January 2020
IMPRS Summer Program applications are due by Wednesday, January 15.

February 2020
IMPRS Summer Program applications will be reviewed and selected.

March 2020
IMPRS will notify selected studetns with their mentor matches. 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.

Mid-March 2020*
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 2020*
During the month of April, students will be able to work on some online certifications and/or assignments. It is recommended, students should meet with their matched mentor about the project and plan.

June 4, 2020*
IMPRS orientation to kick start the summer research and scholarly internships.

June – July 2020
Required IMPRS Professional Development Seminars*
All IMPRS students completing an IU School of Medicine opportunity are required to participate every Thursday from noon-1pm. Seminars take place via Zoom.

Seminar 1: June 11
Seminar 2: June 18
Seminar 3: June 25
Seminar 4: July 9
Seminar 5: July 16
Seminar 6: July 23

July 30, 2020
Virtual IMPRS poster presentation. Note: All IMPRS students are REQUIRED to participate and submit the requirements.

August 3, 2020
Virtual IMPRS oral presentation of the top selected posters. Subject to change.

*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.