star Overview

The Summer STAR (Student Training And Research) Program provides opportunities for highly motivated and talented undergraduate students to develop skills as young scientists and to further explore their interest in biomedical research. STAR partipants are matched to  a biomedical research laboratory and engage in a research project under the guidance of a Augusta University faculty member and their lab team. The Summer STAR program provides excellent preparation and relevant experience for students planning to pursue a PhD or MD/PhD in the biomedical sciences.  

Star Workshops

In addition to hands-on laboratory research experience, STAR participants attend workshops that expose them to a broad range of biomedical research techniques, approaches and laboratory experiences available at Augusta University. 

STAR 2021 session Dates

  • June 7- July 30, 2021
  • Summer 2021 session will be eight weeks; participants are expected to participate for entire program.

Housing and salary

  • Due to the pandemic, no on campus housing options are available for the Summer 2021 STAR session
  • Participants must have confirmed housing and reliable transportation to commute to the AU Health Sciences campus, daily
  • Participants will be paid a salary of $4,000 (before taxes) for the eight-week period

application Deadlines

  • Application Opens: April 12, 2021
  • Application Deadline: May 7, 2021

Admission Requirements

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Summer STAR Program

Health Sciences Campus

Pavilion III



Mission Statement

To provide outstanding hands-on biomedical research opportunities for undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the country who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the biomedical sciences.

To expose undergraduate students to a broad range of biomedical research areas, approaches and techniques through interactive workshops.

To serve as a recruiting mechanism for the biomedical science graduate programs in The Graduate School.

To promote communication and interaction between undergraduate institutions and Augusta University.

To expand mentoring opportunities for current postdoctoral fellows and upper level graduate students at Augusta University.