Frequently Asked Questions

Who should my letters of reference come from?
Please provide two letters of recommendations. At least one should be from the science/math field. Reference letters from individuals who can attest to your work ethic and research capabilities from an industry outside of science is also helpful if you cannot provide anyone from a science background.

What are the dates for the SURP?
June 1, 2020 to August 7, 2020.

What should I write in my essay?
Discuss why you wish to participate in SURP. Why do you want to conduct research? How will this help you achieve your career goals?
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.  

If I am an international student, not already in the U.S., can I apply to your program?
No. You are not be eligible for the summer program because of visa restrictions.  

Do I get paid while in SURP at UNMC?
Yes, the stipends or salaries can vary by area and are pre-tax. Taxes will be taken out of your paycheck. Refer to the Program Summary page for salaries. 

Is housing provided?
Housing is not provided and it will be up to each student to pay for their own housing. All students who are accepted and need housing should contact their department and they will provide details on where SURP students live during the summer.

When will I hear about the status of my application?
By the middle of April, all students will know if they have been accepted or denied offers to SURP. These notifications will come via email and will also be able to be seen via your self-service center.

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