GW Summer Program Advancing Research on Cancer

Please make sure you have your unofficial transcript and the names of two faculty who can provide a recommendation before completing this form.

2023 Application
Applicant Information
* First Name
* Middle Name
* Last Name
* Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
* Race

American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
Prefer not to say
* Ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
Prefer not to say
* Disability

The SPARC program seeks to increase participation by individuals from underrepresented groups (see NIH Notice of Interest in Diversity, NOT-OD-20-031, for additional details

* Disadvantaged
If Yes, please list all of the following that apply: 1) eligible for Federal Pell grant, 2) first in family to complete a bachelor's degree, 3) homeless, 4) in the foster care system, 5) eligible for SNAP/Federal fee and reduced lunch, 6) grew up in qualifying zip codes
The goal of this program is to enhance training and increase diversity in the biomedical workforce in cancer research. Please comment on how your participation will enhance diversity of the biomedical workforce.
* Gender
This program is only available to US citizens and permanent residents
* Citizenship
Permanent Mailing Address
* Street Address
Street Address Line 2
* City
* State
* Zip code
* Email Address
* Cell Phone Number
Academic Information
* Undergraduate Institution
* Current Academic Year
* Expected Graduation Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
* Major
* Undergraduate GPA
Faculty Recommendations

Please provide the names and email addresses for two faculty members who can provide a recommendation for you. They will be contacted for their recommendation once you submit this application. References with a ".edu" email address are preferred.

* Name               * Email
* Name               * Email
Personal Statements

Please enter your responses to the following questions, keeping each response to 250 words or fewer:

* 1. Please tell us why you are applying to our program:
* 2. Please describe any current or previous research experience:
* 3. Please tell us how you spent last summer:
* 4. Please describe your interest in research and choose up to three potential mentors in the GW-SPARC program. Please see potential mentors here.
* 5. What are your plans after graduation?
* 6. Do you have any travel plans or obligations that will conflict with the May 28 - August 5 program dates? Please describe.
Unofficial Transcripts

*Please upload unofficial transcripts from your undergraduate institution.