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Am I Eligible?

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Before clicking on the application tab at the top of this page, please make certain that you meet the eligibility criteria listed below. Candidates who do not meet all of the following criteria will not be considered for the Program:

  • Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate (within two years), or Graduate Student of an accredited U.S. college or university.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher and good academic standing.

  • Demonstrated research experience.

  • Available in 2017 for a full-time summer internship (recommended length 10 weeks) OR 1-year post-baccalaureate internship.

  • United States citizen or permanent resident (green card), or a I-551 stamp in your passport.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older by the first day of the winter visit.

  • Participation in the winter visit is required to be considered for the program.

  • Member of an underrepresented population OR financially disadvantaged background (see below).  *To be considered eligible for the ICRC Program, you must indicate in your personal statement whether you are a member of an underrepresented population OR financially disadvantaged OR both.

  • [Special Note for MARC students:] If you are currently supported by MARC, you may only apply to ICRC if your support will end prior to the start of any internship you may be offered.  You may be supported by MARC at the time of the visit, but not after your internship has started.

  • Former NCI interns are not eligible to apply.

 

Who are the underrepresented populations?

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The following populations are considered to be underrepresented in biomedical research: Black/African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands, and individuals with disabilities.
 

What is considered a financially disadvantaged background?

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An individual from a disadvantaged background is one who comes from a ‘‘low-income family or household’’ as published in the Federal Register and adjusted periodically by the Human Resources Services Administration for use in health professions' programs included in Titles III, VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act.
 

What is required as proof of income?

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Applicants claiming a financial disadvantage must provide copies of their most recent federal tax returns for themselves, or their parents (if a dependent), and/or their spouse (if applicable) and must earn no more than the income levels listed below. (Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 45, March 8, 2016). Income levels are updated periodically.

LOW INCOME LEVELS BASED ON THE 2016 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Size of Family
(Includes only dependents listed on
Federal income tax forms)
Income Level
(Gross income,
rounded to the nearest $100)
1 $23,760
2 $32,040
3 $40,320
4 $48,600
5 $56,880
6 $65,160
7 $73,460
8 $81,780
 

LOW INCOME LEVELS BASED ON THE 2016 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR ALASKA
Size of Family
(Includes only dependents listed on Federal income tax forms)
Income Level
(Gross income,
rounded to the nearest $100)
1 $29,680
2 $40,040
3 $50,400
4 $60,760
5 $71,120
6 $81,480
7 $91,840
8 $102,240
 

LOW INCOME LEVELS BASED ON THE 2016 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR HAWAII
Size of Family
(Includes only dependents listed on
Federal income tax forms)
Income Level
(Gross income,
rounded to the nearest $100)
1 $27,340
2 $36,890
3 $46,380
4 $55,900
5 $65,420
6 $74,940
7 $84,460
8 $94,020
 

For families with more than 8 persons, add $10,400 for each additional person.
For families living in Alaska or Hawaii, click here to view a modified scale which can be used.

 

What if I don't qualify for this program?

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All U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for research internships at NIH and NCI. For information on training programs, visit http://www.training.nih.gov/.
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