How To Apply

How to Submit an Application

Required materials:

  • Completed online application by February 1st, 11:59 PM deadline
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty or advisors (due 7 days after the application deadline)
  • Uploaded copy of your unofficial academic transcript
  • Completed personal statements regarding your research experience and long term goals,  your research interests, and other relevant information.

Application instructions:

  • Create an account in the central UVA Application Management system  (The recommended browser to complete the application is Google Chrome)
  • From the menu, select the application for the Summer Research Internship Program for the upcoming summer
  • Follow the remaining prompts

Letters of recommendation:

Two letters are required, but up to four may be submitted. Try to choose individuals whom know you well and can comment on you aptitude for research and academic abilities. Our application system emails your recommenders with a request to complete our evaluation form.

Undergraduate Transcript:

Upload your most recent unofficial transcript. If coursework has been completed at several institutions and your recent transcript doesn’t reflect the grades from all courses at all schools you must submit transcripts from each institution attended.

Personal Statements:

1. Career Goals & Past Experiences (500 words maximum)
Please explain your educational aspirations and why you want to participate in SRIP. Please try to address the following:

  • What are your academic and/or career goals and how have your experiences influenced these goals?
  • How will your participation in SRIP help you towards these goals?

2. Statement of Research Interest (500 words maximum)
Please describe your research experiences and areas of biomedical research that you would be interested in pursuing this summer.  Please try to address the following:

  • If you have had previous biomedical research experience, this is an opportunity to describe that experience and how it has influenced your current interests.
  • Describe the research you would like to explore and why this research appeals to you.
  • Explain how your interests overlap with the faculty mentors you identified earlier in the application.   Faculty eligible for SRIP can be found at this page Biomedical Sciences Faculty.

3.  Additional Statement (500 words maximum)
What about your individual background, perspective, or experience will serve as a source of strength for you or those around you at UVA?  Feel free to write about any past experience or part of your background that has shaped your perspective and will be a source of strength, including but not limited to those related to your community, upbringing, educational environment, race, gender, or other aspects of your background that are important to you.

4. Other Relevant Information (Optional – 125 words maximum)
Please share any additional relevant information or experience that you would like us to know about (volunteer, academic, life or work experiences).



Program Coordinator
Online Application Questions
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Application, application error messages, recommendations, and transcript questions and issues
Admissions Mailing Address
Summer Research Internship Program
PO Box 401114
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Our program values the strength that comes from diversity. Individuals from racial and ethnic groups who are underrepresented in biomedical sciences, first generation students, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Questions frequently asked by applicants are answered here.