Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program


Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP)
Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion's Health Equity Summer Scholar Program (OHEI-HESSP)


Application Timeline:

2018 Application opens December 1, 2017
2018 Application closes January 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Last day to accept
letters of reference

January 29, 2018
Positions filled Mid-March 2018
Programs begin June 4, 2018
Programs end August 10, 2018

Nineteen scholarships are available this year:

Ten projects (lab and/or clinic based) are available through the Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP) funded by Nemours Biomedical Research at the Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. Projects sponsored by Biomedical Research are based in both the lab and clinic.

Nine projects focusing on health disparities are available through the Health Equities Summer Scholar Program (HESSP) funded by the Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion. Projects with the Office of Health Equities and Inclusion are epidemiologic in nature and address pediatric health care disparities.


Each scholarship recipient receives a $4300 monetary award (stipend).


1) United States citizen or Permanent Resident
2) Enrollment as an undergraduate student at the time of application
3) NSURP: Minimum college GPA of 3.2, HESSP: Minimum college GPA of 3.0.

Selection Process:

During the online application process, applicants are asked to rank their top 5 choices. Scholarship recipients are matched with scientist/physician mentors according to both a student's expressed interest in the projects and their background, and interest in the student by the mentors.

Program Activities:

Enrichment activities integral to the program include research/clinical seminars, participation in student led activities such as a journal club, and opportunities for clinical shadowing. At the conclusion of the program, a mandatory symposium is held during which Summer Research Students present their research activities to the Nemours community, family, and friends.

Project abstracts:

For more information on Nemours Biomedical Research:

For more information on Office of Health Equity and Inclusion:

Direct questions to: Program Coordinator


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