University of Nebraska Medical Center

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Undergraduate students considering careers in cancer research or related biomedical sciences are offered research opportunities in one of our laboratories.

Each student will work for 10 weeks on a project with a mentor from the Eppley Institute in a laboratory within the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.

Student researchers will attend weekly seminar series designed to foster a great understanding of cancer biology while giving students a chance to meet graduates and learn about the wide variety of career paths available to them. All Eppley SURP students will present their research results in a poster session at the end of the summer.

Eppley SURP scholars are paid a stipend of $6,000. Limited opportunities for housing and travel assistance may be available. Contact the program manager for more information.

Eligible applicants include any student who will be going into the sophomore, junior or senior year of undergraduate education in the fall semester after participating in SURP. Please read more about immunization and other general program requirements on UNMC's SURP program web site.

Application Requirements

Complete the online application form on the SURP program website.

Submit required supporting documents:

  • A one-page personal essay including long-range goals, how you believe a research experience will assist you in your career, and any prior research experience (if applicable). This is your chance to let us get to know you as a future scientist.
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from colleges/universities you have attended
  • Two letters of recommendation

Research essay, resume and unofficial transcript will be uploaded with your online application.

Letters of recommendation will be requested and received electronically following the submission of your application.