Division of Neurology

Neurology High School Scholars Project (NHSSP)

Program dates: June 16 – July 31, 2014 (approximately eight weeks)
Application due date: March 10, 2014

General program information

This is an eight-week summer internship program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia open to current high school juniors and seniors. Two applicants will be selected at the end of the competition based on their applications and will receive a $1,000 stipend while spending a summer engaged in a basic science or clinical research project.

Awardees will have hands-on involvement in clinical or basic science research under the close guidance of a mentor in neurology or neuroscience, in one of the following topic areas — ataxia, general neurology, seizures and epilepsy, stroke, behavioral health/psychiatry, demyelinating disease, headache, infectious and autoimmune disease, metabolic disorders, movement disorders, neuro-oncology and neurogenetics.

During the majority of the summer, students will participate in work in their assigned lab, research group or clinic. In addition, all students will participate in the following:

Program eligibility

Program requirements

The program dates are June 16 – July 31, 2014 (approximately eight weeks).

Program information

Stipend: There is no cost for participation in the program. The two selected students in the program will receive a $1000 stipend, half at the beginning and half at completion of the program.

Program events/schedule

The program schedule will vary for each selected participant in an effort to allow that student to make the best use of his or her project time.

Application process

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 10, 2014.
Applicants should apply using the form. Applications should be returned by fax or emailed to the attention of:

Neiressa P. Croom
NCERT Program Coordinator
Division of Child Neurology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Fax: 215-590-2950
Email: croomn@email.chop.edu

Announcement of accepted students

We will email all applicants during the first week of April regarding the status of their application. As a courtesy, please do not call or email regarding the status of your application prior to that date and please do not ask for a second review. If you do not receive an email by mid-April, please email us at croomn@email.chop.edu

The 2014 Child Neurology High School project will offer projects within the areas of child neurology (ataxia, general neurology, seizures and epilepsy, stroke, behavioral health/psychiatry, demyelinating disease, headache, infectious and autoimmune disease, metabolic disorders, movement disorders, neuro-oncology and neurogenetics). Applicants are asked to select the projects that most interest them when completing the application.

View the bios on our Meet Our Team Page to learn more about the areas of specialty our faculty are working on.
 

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