|Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program|
Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP)
Since 1971, the Nemours Biomedical Research Department has been funding scholarships to undergraduate students for work on summer research projects through the Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP). Ten recipients of this award are paid a stipend for the 10 week, full-time program.
Each year, the program is comprised of an assortment of basic science/laboratory-based and applied/clinical research projects. Scholarship recipients are matched with scientist/physician mentors according to student's expressed interest in the projects, the student's background, and interest in the student by the mentors.
Areas of study encompass a wide variety of medical specialties, including but not limited to the list below:
Goal & Purpose
The Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP) seeks to provide a well-rounded, healthcare-focused experience in biomedical research to undergraduates interested in pursuing advanced studies in the biological sciences and/or health professions.
During the 10 week program, participants will learn about human subjects protection and animal welfare concerns, research ethics, evidence-based medicine, translational research, and lab-specific skills, while performing research in the context of pediatric medicine. Nemours research faculty guide students through the process of formulating and testing hypotheses, interpreting data, and communicating results. Mentors regularly meet with students throughout the program and provide assistance in experimental design and interpretation of collected data.
Each recipient will receive a $4300 monetary award (stipend), paid in three installments during the program.
The program does not provide a housing allowance. While the program can provide information about housing options in the area, finding and securing suitable housing is the scholar's responsibility.
Travel from one's residence to the research site is the responsibility of the student. There is ample free parking at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. If the student is based at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, there is a fee for parking that is the student's responsibility.
All students will present their research project and findings to the Nemours community via poster sessions and oral presentations. Family and friends are invited to attend these events.
We encourage diversity in our student cohort: we welcome applicants from all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities/disabilities to apply.
Direct questions to: Program Coordinator
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