University of Nebraska Medical Center

How to Apply

Spend your summer in a state of the art research institution as a team member —using and expanding your scientific knowledge and skills, and learning more about health care and research options. Students will experience a 10-week full-time research placement, receive a stipend and attend enrichment seminars.

Apply Starting Nov. 1

How to Apply

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the SURP application open?

The application opens on November 1, 2024.

When will the SURP application close?

The application closes on February 1, 2025, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Who should my letters of reference come from?

At least one recommendation letter should be from an individual you have worked with in the science/math field (i.e., professor). The other recommendation letter* should come from an individual who can attest to your work ethic and research capabilities.

*It is okay if you are not able to provide a recommendation letter from someone within the science industry attesting to your work ethic. Outside of the industry is helpful also.

What are the dates for the SURP?

Summer 2024 program dates are June 3 – August 9, 2024.

Summer 2025 program dates will be announced later this year.


If I am on a student visa (F1) or DACA student can I apply to your program?

No, we only accept U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents with a social security number due to visa restrictions.

Do I get paid while in SURP at UNMC?

Yes, stipends vary by department and are pre-taxed. Please refer to the Participating Departments page for stipends.

Is housing provided?

Yes, housing is available at two locations.

  1. Clarkson College, located near the UNMC campus. SURP scholars do pay for their own housing. All scholars who are accepted and need housing should contact Gracie Kliegl for more information.
  2. University of Nebraska at Omaha, located at Scott Campus. SURP scholars do pay their own housing. All scholars who are accepted and need housing should contact the Student Life, Inclusion, and Diversity Office for more information.
When will I hear about the status of my application?

By mid to late April, all students will know if they have been accepted or denied to SURP at UNMC. These notifications will come via email and will also be available via your self-service center.