Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program


Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP)


Every summer, the Nemours Biomedical Research Department provides funding for undergraduate students to work on clinical, laboratory and translational research projects. The Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a 10-week, full-time program that runs from June through early August. The available positions are located at 3 Nemours sites:

  • A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. From the DE site, there are occasionally, projects based at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Nemours Children's Specialty Care in Jacksonville, FL
  • Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, FL
The location of each project is specified on the project abstracts, available below.

Application Timeline:

2021 Application opens December 1, 2020
2021 Application closes January 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST
Last day to accept
letters of reference

January 31, 2021
Positions filled Mid-March 2021
Program begins June 1, 2021
Program ends August 6, 2021


The application is electronic. Click 'Apply' in the left side menu to open the application.


Each NSURP scholar receives a $4300 scholarship.


1) United States citizen or Permanent Resident
2) Enrollment as an undergraduate student at the time of application
3) College GPA of 3.2 or higher

Selection Process:

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

Program Activities:

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

Project abstracts:

2021 NSURP Projects

For more information on Nemours Biomedical Research:

Direct questions to: Program Coordinator


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