Yes, international students may apply for a limited number of openings. Based on NIH
guidelines: Unless strongly justified on the basis of exceptional relevance to NIH, research
education programs, such as the Canary CREST Program, should be used primarily for the
education of U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.
Students are expected to work in the lab at least 8 hours per day, 5 days per week during the 10-
week research program period. Students are required to attend first day orientation, scheduled
seminars and the Poster Symposium. Program participants are not granted vacation time. The
end date of the CREST Program cannot be formally extended beyond the 10-week duration
Applicants must ask a teacher or professor to be their reference. This person should be able to
comment on the applicant’s interest and aptitude for science and their potential as a summer
researcher. During the application review process, potential mentors may ask the reference for
a letter of recommendation, or to speak with them via telephone.
Note: Letters of recommendation should not be submitted at the time of application.
Immediately after submitting an application, a confirmation message will be sent to the email provided during registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.