|Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program|
Frequently asked questions
NSURP is the Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program run by the Nemours Biomedical Research Department. There are two different types of research projects íV applied (clinical) and basic science (lab-based). The projects include a wide variety of topics ranging from patient outcomes to medical interventions to developing assays. Some projects involve human subjects; others employ bench techniques. Some clinical projects involve patient interaction and others involve reading medical reports and searching through medical records. Some projects are prospective and some are retrospective.
OHEI-HESSP is the Health Equities Summer Research Program run by the Nemours Office of Health Equities and Inclusion. The focus of all of these research projects is health disparities. Most are epidemiologic in nature.
Both programs, while distinct, share programming and activities. With both programs, all students have the opportunity to shadow and observe clinicians and participate in a variety of seminars, lectures, group activities, and discussions.
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.
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 $4300 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 on the application page. Students based in Philadelphia are required to be in Wilmington 1 day/week. Projects for the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion will take place at the ABC Building in Wilmington DE, which is located less than 2 miles from Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Weekly trips between both Wilmington locations will be required.
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 and the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion locations. 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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