Project STEM 2022 Application Deadline: March 15

Dear high school students, parents and teachers,

Thank you for your interest in the Indianapolis Project STEM Summer Research Internship Program at IUPUI. The program is blessed every year to serve outstanding students in the greater Indianapolis area. Through our virtual platform, we now also serve students across the entire state, nation and globe.


The internship program is a full immersion full time 8 week research experience beginning May 26. Actual hours will depend on the lab director mentoring the student but start times are generally between 8 or 9 in the morning and 4 or 6 in the afternoon. There are required program meetings every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 6pm. Thus, it is recommended that students have no other obligations prior to 6pm.

There are numerous fields of research available and when students are accepted, they receive directions on how to match with a lab in a field of interest. 

Students usually participate as unpaid volunteer as they will receive training and experience that would normally cost thousands of dollars. In the application process, parents will be able to let the organizing committee know if the student has extenuating circumstances in which we would consider providing a transportation stipend if funds become available. It is strongly recommended that all students and parents first check to see if family income meets the requirements for the student to apply to


All applicants must have completed 2 semesters of chemistry before the program begins and be:

Mature Sophomores – going into Junior Year
Juniors – going into Senior year
Seniors - going into college as some laboratories require students to be 18.

Application deadline is March 15 . 

Interest in the 2022 program has been very high since the 2021 program ended. We anticipate a very competitive admission rate of 1 of 7 applicants.

We invite students to apply at this link:

All students who apply will be notified of their acceptance status on May 1.