|Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program|
Frequently asked questions
Upon completion of your application, each reference listed will receive an automatically generated email with a personalized link and instructions on how to submit a letter on your behalf. References will be asked to answer a few short questions and upload a letter to your application packet directly. It is your responsibility to ensure that your recommender completes this task prior to the January 31st deadline.
Letters should be from college faculty members who can speak to your experiences working on research and/or your academic abilities; one must be from a science faculty member. For freshmen, it is acceptable if one of these letters is from a high school science teacher.
No. The program accepts transcript copies.
Scholars will receive a $4300 scholarship for the 10-week program, which will be paid in three installments during the summer program.
Most projects will be performed in Wilmington, DE at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, but some projects may be based in Philadelphia, PA at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Projects at TJU are clearly marked on the project abstracts document (pdf). Students based in Philadelphia are required to be in Wilmington 1 day/week.
No. Travel from one's residence to the research site is up to the student. There is ample free parking at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. If the student is based at Jefferson in Philadelphia, there is a fee for parking.
No. While the program can provide information about housing options in the area, finding suitable housing is ultimately up to each scholar. The program does not provide a housing allowance.
Scholars are expected to work at least a 40 hour work week. Actual times are determined by a discussion between the scholar and their mentor.
Notifications will be emailed by mid-March.
Please email the Program Coordinator with additional questions.
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