The HuBMAP Jump Start Program


Postdocs or graduate students in a HuBMAP awardee’s lab (any PI who is part of a HuBMAP award).


Allow junior investigators an opportunity to carve out a small scientific project for themselves with time preserved within their lab to work on a project that is consistent with the overall goals of HuBMAP. This is an opportunity open to internal candidates to enhance the career of trainees already working in HuBMAP-supported labs by developing their independence. The projects should test new directions compared to their existing projects and even the PI’s focus. Please reach out to Richard, Ajay, Zorina if you want to discuss potential ideas for specific aims.

Duration/Project Period:

1 year


Applications Due: Dec 15, 2020

Review Date: Jan 15, 2021

Award Date: Feb 1, 2021

Performance Period: Feb 1, 2021 - Feb 1, 2022

Application Format/Submission:

Download the application.Submit completed applications as a PDF to

Estimated Award Budget:

$8000 per award

Number of Awards:



Review will be done by HuBMAP PIs (with no conflict) and NIH POs.


The HuBMAP Underrepresented/Minority Student Program


Allow minority/underrepresented (as defined by NIH) undergrad students opportunities to undertake mentored scientific research in a HuBMAP lab. More details forthcoming.

Eligibility (HuBMAP PI/Institution):

Labs (PIs) that will welcome minority undergraduate students who will be trained and mentored during summer 2021 in single cell methods (experimental or computational). HuBMAP institutions (and PI labs) will act as host institutions.

Dates (HuBMAP PI/Institution)

PI/Institution Expression of Interest date: Dec 1, 2020

PI/Institutional Eligibility Decision Date: Dec 15, 2020

Student Application Review Date: Mar 10, 2021

Generate prioritized list of offers for each institution: Mar 15, 2021

PI/Institution Expression of Interest:

Download the expression of interest form. Submit the competed form as a pdf to

Estimated Award Budget:

$6000 per student (subject to change)

Number of Awards:



Review will be done by HuBMAP PIs (with no conflict) and NIH POs.

Project Period:

Summer 2021 (10-12 weeks)

Eligibility (Student):
• College undergraduates majoring in any of the STEM fields with a minimum of 3.0 grade point average.
• Have completed at least two semesters of college by the start of the Summer Research Program
• Have at least two semesters remaining of their undergraduate education at the start of the summer program.
• Open to underrepresented/minority students (as defined by NIH) who are US citizens or permanent residents. See here for NIH criteria.
• Preference will be given to students who do not have ready access to biomedical (and/or single cell biology) research opportunities in their home institutions.

Duration/Project Period:

~10-12 weeks (Summer 2021)

Dates (student):

Application Open Date: Dec 15, 2020

Application Closing Date: Feb 15, 2021

Rolling Approval Dates: Mar 15-30, 2021

Acceptance Period Dates: April 1-30, 2021

Performance Period: ~10-12 weeks between June 1 - Aug 20, 2021

Student Application:

Template and submission instructions will be finalized by Nov 2nd, 2020. Click for a draft version of the application.

Student Requirements & Expectations:
• Conduct your own small research project or work on part of an ongoing research project.
• Attend weekly seminar series that will introduce you to rapidly progressing medical and basic research areas.
• Be willing to complete all Compliance Training, Conflict of Interest Forms and/or any other training deemed necessary for your internship as soon as it is received.
• Report to work on time as designated by the mentor to work on assigned research project, students are expected to work no more than 40 hours a week.
• Present a poster at the end of the project on a day designated by the NIH HuBMAP program where the student presents what was learned over the summer.


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