STARS Application Information

STARS I Academic Year Program
  • STARS I application deadline is Monday, September 10, 2018, 11:30pm.  You must apply through the Yale Student Grants Database.
  • STARS Peer Mentors Program. The STARS Program matches our STARS I freshmen with upperclassmen who serve as peer mentors to them during their first year.  Mentors help orient students to the different resources available to them as STARS fellows, especially the STARS study sessions. Peer Mentors help support the freshmen cohort by offering advice and guidance and are, therefore, asked to meet with the freshmen individually and as a group. Students interested in the mentor position must complete this application by midnight on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Selections will be made before the end of the school year.
STARS Summer Research Program

*Applications must be submitted online through the Student Grants Database.

  • STARS Summer Research Program 2019 application deadline is Monday, January 28, 2019, 11:30pm.
  • Include a copy of the transcript, including courses you intend to take in the spring. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Students selected for the STARS Summer Research Program will be asked to submit a research plan by Wednesday, February 27th.  The plan must include the following (additional instructions will be provided with award notices):
  1. Background/Significance of your Research (1/2 – 1 page in length)
  2. Hypothesis (1 sentence)
  3. Research Aims (1/2 page in length)

*Failure to submit your plan by the deadline will result in a forfeit of your spot in the program.

  • The Yale STARS Summer Research Program does not accept applications directly from students enrolled at other universities.
STARS II Program

For application questions please contact Donalee Slater at

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