Huang Fellows Program


Deadline: January 31, 2016

The Huang Fellows Program trains students to understand science in the context of and in service to society. Through their participation in the program, Fellows learn how to integrate ethics, policy, and social implications into their scientific research. This highly selective program, created by Andrew Huang, fosters a community of accomplished undergraduate scholars who will be trained in the sciences and grounded firmly in the liberal arts–and who will be well prepared to serve as leaders in sciences and the biomedical professions.

Click here for the application form. Deadline: January 31, 2016
Summer Program Dates: May 31 – August 5, 2016

Program Highlights

  • Immersive science or policy lab placement in the summer before sophomore year
  • Seminar Series concurrent with lab placement
  • Science Symposium at the culmination of the summer experience
  • Year-long programming during sophomore, junior, and senior years
  • Publishing opportunities
  • Mentorship by other fellows
  • Housing is covered for the summer and a stipend for living expenses will be provided by the program

Selection Criteria (Fellows are selected during the spring of their first year at Duke)

  • Academic excellence in the pursuit of scientific knowledge and understanding
  • Demonstrated desire and commitment to productive and constructive collaboration with others
  • Commitment to science in the service of society
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Openness to learning from others, gathering multiple perspectives, and standing outside of your comfort zone
  • Potential for leadership in the responsible use and application of science in society

Application Requirements

  • A cover letter
  • An unofficial Duke transcript
  • High school transcript
  • Resume/CV
  • 2 recommendations/nominations from faculty (including an evaluation form and letter)
  • A one-page statement of interest explaining why you are interested in becoming a Huang Fellow, and why you embody the criteria for selection

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