Duke STAR Program


The eight-week program, will give participants who are interested in science and medicine real hands-on experience in research methodology and writing. Participants are placed in teams and matched with Duke faculty mentors to work on an original, hypothesis-driven project, originating as a one-page summary and culminating in a complete research paper. A goal of the program is to have every participant qualify for co-authorship on a peer-reviewed manuscript related to their team’s project.


Applicants must be a middle or high school teacher, rising juniors or senior high school students, or undergraduate students. In addition, US citizenship or permanent residency is also required.



Not accepting applications for 2021 session.