The goal of the ESTEEMED program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce through early preparation for undergraduate students in STEM fields. Participants should be from diverse backgrounds and interested in ultimately pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and a biomedical research career in academia or industry. Each program must include the following components: Summer Bridge Program, Academic Year activities, and a Summer Research Experience. The program activities will take place starting in the summer before the freshman year and ending in the summer following the sophomore year. At that time, participants will be expected to enter an Advanced Honors Program for juniors and seniors which aims to prepare high-achieving, underrepresented students for doctoral programs in biomedical research fields. Therefore, only institutions with an active Advanced Honors Program supporting underrepresented students in their junior and senior years are eligible to apply.
A new funding opportunity will be released in the near future.