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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 (see NIH in NOT-OD-20-031).

Eligibility: Medical, Graduate, & Undergraduate Students
Duration: 10 weeks (May 23, 2022 through July 29, 2022)


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)
  • 1-2 page Letter of Interest

Applications are now closed for the 2022 DART Summer Program.

2023 Summer Program Applications Open November 1, 2022

Deadline: Midnight on February 1, 2023

Award Notice: April 1, 2023 

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For more information

Contact DART Program Coordinator, Emily Bristol.


Click here for how to create a CV


DART Summer Research Day

The 2020 DART Summer Research Day was held virtually on Friday, July 31st, 2020. Posters, abstracts, and oral presentations are available on the Summer Research Day page.