Summer Training as Research Scholars Program

Thank you for your interest in the Summer Training as Research Scholars Program.  STaRS is designed to promote access to graduate education for traditionally underrepresented students in science and medicine.  STaRS is a grant funded program through the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH and is run by Boston University’s Graduate Medical Sciences, a recognized leader in graduate education and biomedical research.

STaRS is a dynamic and focused program that is designed specifically for the enhancement of skills required for successful entrance and completion of a graduate program or an MD/PhD program in the biomedical sciences.

STaRS offers motivated and academically talented students a valuable opportunity to confirm a strong interest in doctoral studies particularly in the areas of heart, lung and blood research.

The application for Summer 2018 is now closed. The program will run from June 4 – August 10, 2018.

Do you have questions about the program? Please contact us at

We hope to hear from you soon!

STaRS Program