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Summer Research Experience in Environmental Health (SREEH)

NIEHS Funded

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences offers a unique opportunity to a group of 20 students (10 will focus on Alzheimer’s Disease) who are currently enrolled in Connecticut colleges and universities to attend an eight-week research program. The experience is meant to motivate and prepare a diverse group of undergraduate students to pursue higher education and careers on the leading edge of environmental health sciences by introducing them to five major emerging topics and research tools:

  • Climate and energy impacts on health
  • Developmental origins of human disease
  • Green chemistry solutions
  • Understanding and overcoming environmental health disparities
  • Novel approaches to assessing environmental exposures and early biomarkers of effect
  • Applications and implications in major human diseases (e.g. cancer and COVID-19)

Eligibility Requirements:

The SREEH Program is intended for students with a strong desire to pursue higher education at the graduate level in Environmental Health Science. Students who express persuasive plans for research will be considered including talented underrepresented minority students, students with disabilities and students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Students who are currently enrolled in any Connecticut colleges and universities or are residents of Connecticut are encouraged to apply.

Program Dates

June 26 – August 18, 2023

*Stipend: This NIEHS-funded program will provide a $600/week stipend to cover expenses.

Format: The 2023 SREEH is tentatively scheduled to be held virtually due to the pandemic.

How to Apply:

College freshman and sophomore applicants (entering sophomore and junior years) are encouraged to apply for the SREEH program. Applications include resume, transcripts, recommendation letters, personal statement with research interest and diversity statement. Online applications from students open on 02/01/2023 and close on 05/30/2023 via our web page. Upon completion of the review period, acceptance notifications will be sent on June 15, 2023. Students are expected to attend all 8 weeks of the program.

Apply here.

Any Questions?

Please contact Damaris Faustine at

Program Directors

Admissions Notifications:

Admissions Notifications: Students selected to participate will be notified directly no later than June 15, 2023, and a wait list created. Selected applicants will have two weeks to accept. If slots are still available after the two-week period, we will notify wait-listed applicants.
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