Application Process and Interview

Ochieng, SamwelYou will be asked to write a personal statement as a part of the application.  Please be sure to include the reasons you want to participate in the EHS-TRUE Program.  A good resource for general information regarding environmental health science is the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (


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.

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