2018 Four Directions Summer Research Program Application
Program Dates - June 4, 2018 - August 2, 2018

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE - February 12, 2018 by 11pm EST.


Applications CANNOT BE SAVED If you exit the application before clicking Apply, any information you have entered will not be saved for editing. If you wish to continue your application, you will be required to re-enter all information and complete the application in its entirety and click Apply to be considered for the program.

All 2018 Four Directions Summer Research Program Required Supporting Materials must received by our office by Monday, February 12, 2018. 

Prepare & Submit Online Application

  • Write your answers to the Essay Questions –
  • In 250 words or less, please describe your involvement in the Native American Community. Please be sure to include any hobbies, cultural activities or volunteer work that may demonstrate your contribution to the lives of Native People.
  • In 250 words or less, please describe your interest in medicine or biomedical research, including what your goals are and how you hope to benefit yourself and your people by participating in the Four Directions Summer Research Program.
  • Please include a header on all pages with your last name. Upload your essays as Word Documents or PDF files. Please be sure your Word documents are saved as .doc files.
  • Choose a Photo (2in x 2in) – jpg less than 1MB
  • Choose 2 Letter of Recommendation Writers and collect their contact information
  • Complete online application and upload each of your essays & photo
  • Look for the confirmation screen after submitting your application confirming its successful submission.

Request your Required Supporting Materials and confirm they are to be received by our office by Monday, February 12, 2018:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation – you must make these requests

Acceptable Methods of Submission for Required Supporting Materials:

  • Fax:  
    (617) 264-5110 
  • Email: 
    (Letters of Recommendation may be emailed ONLY by the letter writer)
  • Physical Address: 
    Four Directions Summer Research Program
    1620 Tremont Street, 3-014
    Boston, MA, 02120


FourDirections@partners.org  or (617) 525-8356



Decisions Announced: March 13, 2018
Program Starts(tentative): June 4, 2018
Program Ends(tentative): August 2, 2018

Applications accepted from 11/30/2017 1AM to 02/13/2018 11AM.