Delaware INBRE Summer Student Research Program

What is the Summer Student Research Program?

The Delaware INBRE Summer Student Research Program is an undergraduate summer research program sponsored through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) through funding to the Delaware INBRE program. In a partnership with five state institutions, including Christiana CareDelaware Technical Community CollegeDelaware State UniversityNemours Children’s Hospital, and the University of Delaware, selected undergraduate students are able to carry out independent research projects while studying full-time under a mentor to gain knowledge of research techniques and making unique scholarly or original impacts to the biomedical sciences. 

Regional summer opportunities are available in VermontMaineNew Hampshire & Rhode Island.  Contact the INBRE education office at your school or email, before applying to the regional programs.

Students are required to attend all mandatory Delaware INBRE events and also participate in an oral or poster presentation at the Research Symposium at the conclusion of the program. Scholars will be required to sign an agreement adhering to all terms and conditions of the program. Underrepresented minority groups and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

Learn more about the Successes of our Program

Application Timeline (3 & 4 may vary by research location)

  1.  Summer 2024 Application opens                             January 15, 2024
  2.  Applications & Recommendations Due                March 1, 2024
  3.  Students notified of decisions                                 April 11-16, 2024
  4.  Student acceptance deadline                                   April 30, 2024


All undergraduate students are eligible to apply, provided that they:

  • Are enrolled full-time as a rising sophomore or above;
  • Delaware resident or attend Delaware college/university; and
  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Still have questions about the program?

Please view our Summer Student Research Program FAQ Page for more information

Additionally, if you still have questions, please contact the institutional leads below:

University of DelawareMs. Linda
Delaware Technical Community College – Stanton CampusDr. John
Delaware State UniversityMs. Rohina
Christiana Care Mr. Ross
Nemours Children’s Hospital Dr. Sonali