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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) STEP-UP

We are looking for 11th & 12th grade high school students that want to explore possibilities in Science and Research. STEP-UP A Short Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons provides high school juniors and seniors with a summer research experiences in biomedical, clinical and social sciences.

Highlights 8—10 weeks research experience, Summer Stipend, Work with experienced science mentors in your home town, and region, All expense paid trip to the National Institute of Health to present your research project early August

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Must be in 11th or 12th grade at time of application
  • Must have minimum overall GPA of 2.75
  • Must have personal medical/health Insurance
  • Must come from a disadvantaged background (Native American/Alaska Native, Hispanic/Latino, African American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, disability, low socioeconomic background, first generation) Make sure to check the AI/AN category if appropriate.

For questions please contact: Noe Bareng-Antolin, Phone: (702) 895-4003 Project Coordinator, Email:

Additional info:

For more information and to apply Google: NIDDK STEP-UP click on Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons.

The STEP-UP Program is a federally funded program managed and supported by the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

High School GR 9-12 - chance to win up to $100,000 scholarship - Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology

The Siemens Foundation established the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology in 1999. The Competition is the nation’s premiere science research competition for high school students and seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects. It fosters intensive research that improves students' understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines. 

You can compete as an individual or as a member of a two or three-person team. Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000.