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DART Summer Research Fellowship Program

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) DART program offers a summer research fellowship for students interested in learning more about research. The goal of the DART Summer Fellowship Program is to introduce promising students to research, both basic science and clinical in nature, and afford them the opportunity to work closely with a research mentor and his/her investigative team.

The program is open to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. During the fellowship, students spend 10 weeks working full-time (40 hours per week) in their research mentor’s lab. Students can gain experience collecting data, running analyses, training through weekly didactic seminars, scientific writing, and presenting their work at the annual Summer Research Day.

Eligibility: Medical, Graduate, & Undergraduate Students
Stipend: $4,000
Duration: 10 weeks starting May 24, 2021 through July 30, 2021


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 him or her and begin preparing for the summer program.

International students must have a J-1 Visa prior to participate. For more information, please see MUSC's Immigration Services website and contact the DART Coordinator with any additional questions.

To apply, please submit the following materials

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • 1-2 page Letter of Interest

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Award Notice: April 1, 2021

Applications for the 2021 DART Summer Program are now closed.

For more information

Contact DART Program Coordinator, Emily Bristol.


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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.