Application Process and Interview

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To apply to EHS-TRUE, download and complete a Summer 2021 EHS-TRUE Application Form, save it as YourLastName, YourFirstName_EHSTRUE.pdf and e-mail it directly to Jennifer Cubeta, UBRP Director, at by 5:00pm (Arizona time) on February 1, 2021.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

A letter of recommendation is not required, unless you have prior independent research experience, in which case a letter of recommendation from a member of the research group (preferably the primary scientist) is required.   Please direct your recommender(s) to e-mail letters to Jennifer Cubeta at  Letters must be received by 5:00pm on February 1, 2021 to be considered.

Due to technical issues, applications already started in the “Log Into UBRP Online” portal may be completed submitted in the portal through 11:59pm on January 10, 2021.  Alternatively, students who have already started an application in the portal may access and copy their information from the portal prior to 11:59pm on January 10, enter it into the Summer 2021 EHS-TRUE Application Form PDF, and e-mail it to by 5:00pm on February 1 for review.   After 11:59pm on January 10, 2021, no applications submitted via the “Log Into UBRP Online” portal will be accepted; only applications submitted by e-mail will be considered.

EHS-TRUE applicants will be screened and finalists will be interviewed the first two weeks of February.  Those selected for the program will be notified by March 1 and will have the month of March to interview with prospective mentors.  Mentor/mentee pairings will be finalized by April 1 and the mentor will complete a commitment form indicating who the student’s immediate supervisor and time approver are.  Applicants selected to participate must attend a payroll meeting (during the spring semester), UBRP summer orientation (May 17, 2021), and the UBRP Ethics Retreat (May 18 & 19, 2021).

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Cubeta, UBRP Director, at