Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP)

A well-rounded, healthcare-focused experience in biomedical research for undergraduates interested in pursuing advanced studies in the biological sciences and/or health professions.

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). The program is comprised of an assortment of laboratory-based and applied/clinical research projects. 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. 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.

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  • Enrollment in a full-time undergraduate school at the time of application
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Interest in research motivated by problems in pediatric health
  • United States citizen or Permanent Resident

Required Materials

  • Completed application form
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • The people writing your letters will receive an email via the application with directions on how to submit a reference on your behalf.
    • 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 freshman, it is acceptable if one of these letters is from a high school science teacher.
  • Transcripts
    • The program will accept “unofficial” transcripts.
  • Short essay responses (listed within the application)
  • Optional: two additional supplementary files (video, writing sample, etc.)


Apply By

January 15, 2020

Award Summary:

$4300 scholarship for each recipient

Program Duration:

10 weeks

Note from the Coordinator:

We encourage diversity in our student cohort: we welcome applicants from all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities/disabilities to apply.


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