Undergraduate Research Scholars Program


The UD Undergraduate Research Scholars Program provides summer research opportunities for college students who are not currently enrolled at the University of Delaware. The program is designed to prepare, motivate, encourage, and support students who want to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic or research career. As a scholar in this program, you will spend 10 weeks on the University of Delaware campus in the summer of 2019, immersed in a research project where you will work closely with faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. You will also learn first-hand about graduate programs at the University of Delaware and develop a valuable network of contacts who can support and assist you in applying to graduate school. The program will provide a stipend of $4000, as well as housing and round-trip transportation.


FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Program runs:
JUNE 10 through

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Please use the form below if you have any questions or concerns.

This form is currently closed for submissions.


Participation in the summer program is restricted to students enrolled in U.S. institutions. The program is intended for students with a strong desire to pursue research careers at the Ph.D. level. The program is particularly interested in identifying and providing research experience to talented underserved students (e.g., first generation, historically underrepresented, disabled, low-income, etc.). Preference is given to students completing their sophomore or junior years.

University of Delaware students are not eligible for the program, but may seek summer research opportunities through other programs. Please click here for research opportunities for UD students.



To apply, you must complete the form below and submit a personal statement, and an unofficial or official copy of your most recent academic transcript in pdf format.

Your personal statement should not exceed 2 letter-size pages using 12-point font. This should be submitted in pdf format and should include the following:

  1. Academic and career goals
    Describe why you are interested in this program, your career goals, and how this summer program will help you achieve those goals.
  2. Research experience, accomplishments, and interest
    Describe your prior research experience and accomplishments, your current research interest, and other relevant personal or professional experiences.

You will also need to provide contact information for a faculty member who knows you, and is willing to provide a letter of recommendation. When you submit this application, your recommender will receive an email with instructions on how to submit their letter.


This form is currently closed for submissions.

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