The Henry G. Steinbrenner Scholars Program

Henry G. Steinbrenner Scholars Program
Henry G. Steinbrenner Scholars Program

2024 Scholars Program will be Monday, May 20 – Friday, July 26, 2024

The Henry G. Steinbrenner Scholars Program is a prestigious 10-week in-person summer internship focused on topics in neurotrauma. As a funded, merit-based, researcher-driven program, the Steinbrenner Scholars undergo didactic and practical training from experts at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, including active participation in Miami Project research. These positions provide an opportunity for exceptional students to work in state-of-the-art research laboratories, utilizing their knowledge and laboratory skills to take on specific functions and projects as part of a multidisciplinary team.

The Miami Project faculty will select 8 to 12 local undergraduate students to participate in the program Monday through Friday, with a 40 hours per week stipend. Students will be matched with a Miami Project faculty member and will actively work on research projects in his/her laboratory.

In addition, students will attend three weekly one-hour sessions. Monday’s “focus session” will introduce a different area of research, related to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or other neuropathology. Content will be reinforced on Wednesdays by way of a one-hour journal club, led by a faculty member or by an appointed post-doctoral fellow or senior graduate student from his/her laboratory. A career development session will be held on Friday mornings to round out each week.

At the end of the 10-week program, students will participate in a special “Henry G. Steinbrenner Scholars Research Day” held on the final day of the program. Students will deliver a short presentation of their research project, followed by a poster session. Faculty, students, post-doctoral fellows, and scientific staff will be invited to attend this event and an award will be presented to the winner of the poster session.

Application submission for the 2024 HGS Summer Scholars Program will be available starting Monday, November 20, 2023.  Deadline to submit application is Monday, February 5, 2024 by 5:00pm EST.