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Application Procedure:

Interested students should email the Harvard Summer Research Program at HSKP@PARTNERS.ORG with the following:

– Proof of US citizenship (US passport or Permanent Residency cards)
– Your resume
– Your personal statement

-2×2 headshot

-Official transcipt (e-transcript sent by University)

-TWO letters of recommendation

You will receive a PDF application to complete and submit by January 6th, 2023

Personal statement requirements:

Please provide a personal statement describing in 400-750 words your educational and professional goals and how your participation in the Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine will assist in meeting your goals. Be sure to articulate your qualifications and your reasons for wishing to participating in this program. Please include a header on all pages with your last name.

Letters of recommendation criteria:

Please choose two professional or academic recommendation writers and have them email their letters on your behalf to HSKP@PARTNERS.ORG. The letters should be signed and on official letterhead if they submitted via postal mail. NOTE: We prefer letters from Principal Investigators or mentors from previous research lab experiences.


All transcripts must be official. Please submit one official transcript from your current institution; however if you are a transfer student that has been at your current institution less than one year, please submit a transcript from your prior institution.

NOTE: If your institution does not send e-transcripts you may mail your official transcript to the attention

Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine (HSRPKM)
75 Francis Street, MRB4
Boston, MA 02115
Please send e-transcripts and questions: HSKP@PARTNERS.ORG or call 617-732-6020

Acceptance Requirements

Previous research experience is required. We have very few undergraduate student opportunities for clinical research for the coming summer and because the summer is very short, prior bench research is strongly encouraged. One letter of recommendation should be from the laboratory and one from a faculty member from science classwork. This program is suitable for students who envision a career in science with or without a medical degree.

  • GPA 3.4 or higher
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate degree seeking program
  • Must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder)
  • Must be committed to entire 8+ week program (June 5th- August 1st)
  • Research experience required
  • NOTE: Each finalist will have a brief phone interview.
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