Call for Applications: Virtual NIEHS Summer PD for Middle and High School Teachers and Community College Instructors

Applications are being accepted for virtual summer NIEHS STaRS Experience

Applicants for the 2020 STaRS program automatically will be considered for the 2021 program.

Middle and high school science teachers and community college instructors are encouraged to apply for the 2021 NIEHS Science, Teachers and Research Summer (STaRS) Experience. STaRS 2021 is a virtual one-week professional development (PD) program, designed and conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).  

The goals of the PD are:

  • To enhance participants’ understanding of basic research in environmental/biomedical sciences; and
  • To enable participants to transfer knowledge received from this program into classroom applications and better support their students, including those from underserved populations.

The 2021 virtual STaRS Experience will be held online by NIEHS and will be a one-week program. The program will contain many interactive lessons and activities with special topics relating to COVID-19. The first offering is scheduled for Monday, July 12, through Friday, July 16, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The second offering is scheduled from Monday, August 2, through Friday, August 6, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Participants will be assigned to one of the two week-long program options. STaRS participants will receive a $1,000 stipend to offset costs to cover their time spent during the program.


  • Applicants must currently teach science in a North Carolina middle school, high school or community college; and
  • Applicants must be available and fully engaged for the full one-week program (July 12-16 or August 2-6).

Women and individuals of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021.

Allender B. Lynch  |  Program Coordinator, K-16 Education & Outreach
North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR)
P.O. Box 19469
Raleigh, NC 27619-9469   |  919.785.1304 x 205 (p)  |  |  919.785.1306 (f)