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Comparison of HIgh School Sip (HS-SIP) and Summer high school Subprograms

You can use this table to understand the differences among the HS-SIP and its subprograms, HiSTEP and HiSTEP 2.0. IMPORTANT NOTE: The list of "Who Can Apply" is not complete; additional eligibility criteria apply. Please check the program webpages for details.

 

PropertyHS-SIPHiSTEP
HiSTEP 2.0
Summer 2019 Application status This application will open in mid-December. This application will open in mid-December.

This application will open in mid-December. 

Who can apply? Juniors and seniors in high school who are 17 years of age or older by June 15, 2019 High school juniors who are 17 years of age or older by June 15, 2019 from schools with > 30% of students receiving free or reduced cost lunches High school seniors who are 17 years of age or older by June 15, 2019 from schools with > 30% of students receiving free or reduced cost lunches
Application deadline March 1, 2019. January 25, 2019. January 25, 2019.
Reference letter deadline March 15, 2019 February 1, 2019 February 1, 2019
Additional Application Materials/ Information None Semi-finalists will be interviewed by phone in March. None
Selection by  Committee Yes. Committees in the Institutes/Centers (ICs) make selections Yes. The HiSTEP Program Committee selects participants. Yes. The HiSTEP 2.0 Program Committee selects participants.
Notification Date Variable March 31, 2019 March 4, 2019
Research Group Selection IC selection Committee makes placements Not applicable; participants do not join a research group. HiSTEP 2.0 program committee makes placements.
Program Length 8 to 10 weeks 7 weeks 8  weeks
Program Dates Arranged individually June 25 to August 8, 2019  June 13 to August 9, 2019
Location of Research Placements Any NIH campus The main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD The main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD
Housing Arranged by the intern Must live at home Must live at home
Applications in 2018 more than 2500  218  98
Program Positions 337 25 26
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