Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
KY INBRE funds up to 20 undergraduate students annually to participate in biomedical research under the supervision of faculty mentors who are actively engaged in biomedical research at the University of Louisville or the University of Kentucky.
Application deadline: February 13, 2023, 11:59 pm ET
University of Kentucky (UK) – May 22 to July 28
University of Louisville (UofL) – May 30 to Aug 4
The KY INBRE Summer Program is conducted on both the UofL and UK campuses as an in-person experience. If any changes occur, the updated information will be posted here.
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To be eligible to apply to the KY INBRE SURP, the criteria below must be met to continue with the application:
Age 18 or older by the start of the summer program (born before June 1, 2005)
US Citizen or US Permanent Resident
Undergraduate student at a Kentucky college/regional university OR Kentucky resident attending an out-of-state college/university
Students enrolled at the University of Louisville or the University of Kentucky are not eligible
Former participants of the KY INBRE summer program are not eligible
Complete online application
Most recent official college transcript
Letter of recommendation from academic mentor at current college/university
Please mail transcript and letter to:
522 E. Gray Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Letter of Recommendation can be emailed to Susan Boucher.
Student compensation includes the following:
Student Compensation amount of $4,000
Dormitory lodging, as needed
Registration and travel expenses to present your research at the Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting, held in November of each year at a Kentucky University or College
Priority will be given to students considering careers in biomedical research
Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply
Applications are accepted online annually beginning in November
Contact Susan Boucher or Whitney Rogers for more information