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DART Summer Research Fellowship Program

The Diversity in Addiction Research Training (DART) Program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) offers a 10-week summer research fellowship for students interested in learning more about addiction-related research. The goal of the DART Summer Research Fellowship program is to introduce students to research, both basic science and clinical research, and afford them the opportunity to work closely with a research mentor and their investigative team. Students can gain experience collecting data, running analyses, training through weekly didactic seminars, scientific writing, and presenting their work at the annual DART Summer Research Day meeting.

The program is open to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: Medical, Graduate, and Undergraduate Students
Duration: 10 weeks (May 20, 2024 through July 26, 2024)


Application Procedure

Spots are limited and applications are competitive. Students that are accepted into the summer program will be matched with a faculty mentor based on research interests. Thus, you do not need to identify a mentor before you apply to the DART summer program. If your application is accepted, we will identify a mentor for you, and will provide you with your mentor's name and contact information so that you may contact them and begin preparing for the summer program.

To apply, please submit the following materials

  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • 1 to 2 page Letter of Interest

Applications for the 2024 DART Summer Program open November 1, 2023. 

Deadline: Midnight on February 1, 2024

You may apply to either the Virtual or the In-Person Fellowship, depending on what best suits your needs. 

Apply for the 2024 Virtual DART Summer Fellowship
Apply for the 2024 In-Person Summer Fellowship

Award Notice: April 15, 2024

For more information

Contact the DART Program Coordinator.


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2023 DART Summer Cohort

Display of 2023 DART Summer Fellows to include their names, home institutions, and mentors.

DART Summer Research Day

The 2023 DART Summer Research Day was held on Friday, July 28th, 2023. Posters, abstracts, and presentations are available on the Summer Research Day page.

DART Summer Research Day will be held on Friday, July 28, 2023. The Keynote Address, presented by Dr. Angela Haeny from Yale University will begin at 10:00 am EST followed by a poster session from 11:00am until 12:30pm. There will be a virtual option for the keynote on Zoom and an in-person option at the Institute of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina.