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The Cultivating Interest in Research Careers (CIRC) program starts with a ten-week summer research program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), AND extends into a year-long continuum with the goal of providing first-year community college students underrepresented in medicine and science (UIMS), such as African American, Latinx, Native American, Pacif​ic Islander, disabled and socioeconomically disadvantaged students, with hands-on exposure and training in scientific research aligned with the scientific mission of the NHLBI. 

The CIRC program will provide these community college students with educational workshops, near-peer mentoring, and skills to help them transfer to a 4-year college or university and ultimately be prepared to pursue a health profession or scientific research career.


CIRC is now accepting applications!


Applications Deadline Extended !!!

Applications are due no later than 11:59 pm PST, March 31, 2023


The application form can be found on the “ Application” tab. 

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