NIH

SITE Program Application Process

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Upload a description of your background and career goals (1 page limit) which briefly summarizes your past research experience and training and any other relevant scientific experiences. Explain why you are a strong candidate for this training program and how your participation will help you achieve your career goals.
  • Upload your research project description (4 page limit). Medical students can use the standard MSR project template.
    • Project title
    • Abstract (250 word limit)
    • Research theme / overall research goal (50 word limit)
    • Hypothesis / specific research question / specific aims (500 word limit)
    • Background and significance (500 word limit)
    • Methods (1500 word limit)
    • Statement of student responsibilities (specific role and duties to be performed)
  • Letter of support and National Institutes of Health-style biosketch of your research mentor
  • Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  • GRE or MCAT scores