Nemours Biomedical Research
The Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., typically accepts applications from early December through mid-January each year. The program starts in early June and runs for 10 weeks. Exact dates for our next program will be announced in the Fall. Monetary awards are available for up to 10 participants.
During the 10-week scholarship program, Nemours research faculty will guide students through the process of formulating and testing hypotheses, interpreting data and communicating results.
Participation is required throughout the program. Projects sponsored by the program involve basic science and applied (clinical) research. Scholarship participants are matched with mentors — leading researchers and pediatric specialists at Nemours — according to student's expressed interest in the projects, the student's background and interest in the student by the mentors.
On the final day of the program, a mandatory symposium gives summer research students opportunities to present their research activities to the Nemours professional community, family and friends.
Applicants must be undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and an interest in basic and applied sciences, health care or related fields.
For over 30 years, the Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program has been funding scholarships to undergraduate students for work on summer research projects. There are 16 scholarships available, and each scholarship recipient receives a $3,600 monetary award. Current college students at the time of application are eligible.
Nemours Biomedical Research offers robust fellowship training through affiliations with the University of Delaware and Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU).
The Nemours Graduate Education and Research Program is affiliated with the University of Delaware Department of Biological Sciences as part of a Human Health Initiative. Although the majority of our MS and PhD students enter through this initiative, the program is also affiliated with other departments at the University of Delaware and other institutions.
Students accepted for study in the Department of Biological Sciences have the opportunity to perform thesis/dissertation research in laboratories of research scientists at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. This will be of particular interest to students seeking to perform translational research linking basic science hypotheses to clinical problems.
Graduate students who enter the Nemours Graduate Education and Research Program follow coursework at the educational institution and do their research work at Nemours. Video conferencing is available to facilitate interactions between Nemours and the educational institutions. A student’s thesis committee will be comprised of faculty advisors from both institutions. All graduate students are supported as either a research assistant or teaching assistant. Masters students typically graduate in two years, PhD students in five years.
A student-run organization called SNERPS (Students of Nemours Education and Research Programs) meets regularly for academic and social purposes.
In addition to access to all facilities and support programs available at the University of Delaware, students may receive financial assistance to defray travel costs. To apply for travel assistance, complete and submit this application. Travel award applications are due the first Monday of February, May, August, and November.
Nemours provides a wide range of residency, fellowship, and other professional education programs for professionals at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels.