Immersion Science 2021 Application Open through October 30th

Date & Time


Immersion Science

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497

Registration Information

2021 Application Cycle open through 10/30/20 @ 11:59 pm

Application [Google Form]

Recommendation Packet [Google Doc]

All applications undergo a blind review process, in the fashion of an NIH (National Institute of Health) study section.
Our study section includes representatives from various institutions, at the post-doctoral, graduation student, and undergraduate student levels. Professionals of both scientific and education research review applications.

The Recommendation Packet should be downloaded, completed, saved/renamed. Permission to edit will not be granted. Send to

The ISP is a cost-free program.

  • We require 2 letters of recommendation with one being from a science teacher that has known the applicant for at least 1 year.
  • The program will run for 11 consecutive Saturdays: January  9th through March 20st with the 11 week being presentation day.
  • Weeks 1 – 10 will have two sessions: 8:30a- 11:30a and 12:30p – 3:30p. Applicants must be able to attend all sessions in their assigned section for completion of the program.
  • Week 11: presentation day will be an all-day event with specific information supplied at the start of the session. Family, friends, instructors, and community members are invited to attend.
  • All 11 weeks will be here at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
  • Questions: can be sent through FB messages:  or
  • ALL applicants will be contacted prior to December 21st.
New in 2020
  • This year we are accepting applications for a School District of Philadelphia only section. Application may choose to select this option, but it is not required.
  • Also new this year, students that completed either the 2019 Esperanza-FlyLab summer program OR the 2019 Penn Medicine- Abramson Cancer Center/Immersion Essentials summer program can have an exemption from either biology or chemistry pre-requisite. One of these may be concurrent.
    • If an applicant has not taken one of these summer programs, both biology and chemistry pre-requisites and must be completed (any level: standard, honors, or AP) prior to the start of the program.
  • ALL applicants must be in high school or home schooled and a minimum of 16 years of age to participate.
New This Year
  • 2021 students will need internet access. All materials, supplies and equipment will be mailed to participants or picked up in a contactless manner.

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