NSURP 2023 is here!

Registration for the program will run from February 22nd, 2023 to March 31st, 2023. The virtual summer program will start in mid-June and run until early August (exact dates pending). Our program now includes research opportunities in Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology, among several other fields. While NSURP is a remote program, we do offer stipend support for both housing and food assistance. We are also able to provide computers to those who need them. This program is built to support those who are underrepresented in STEM and currently enrolled at a US college/university. We are more than committed to meeting students where they are and are dedicated to diversifying STEM at the PhD-level and beyond.

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We are currently seeking support for cohort 2023 so that we can support as many students as possible. Email us if you want to learn more about the ways to support the program, or Donate to us directly. If you are a PI and are interested in being a program mentor, apply here.

NSURP is a community-driven initiative to create rewarding remote summer research experiences for BIPOC and Latinx undergraduate students in the fields of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer.

Summer projects in university labs, companies, and other organizations are vital opportunities to enrich undergraduate students’ learning. They’re invaluable tools for cultivating a deeper love for science, developing new skills, connecting with mentors, growing professional networks, and opening doors to new opportunities.

Unfortunately, campus and laboratory closures due to COVID-19 have forced the cancellation of many formal summer research experience programs. The impact of COVID-19 disruptions is especially profound on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and Latinx students. The National Summer Undergraduate Research Project (NSURP) is designed to:

  • Match-make BIPOC and Latinx undergraduate students on a nationwide-level to Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology laboratory mentors who can provide a remote summer research project experience.
  • Provide a BIPOC and Latinx science and professional development seminar series for those students.
  • Provide a platform for the matched students to present their research online in an official capacity.

Now, more than ever, BIPOC and Latinx students need allies, support, and opportunities.

I am a Student looking for a Mentor

Sign up here. Applications due March 31st, 2023.

I am a Mentor looking for a Student

Sign up here. Applications due March 31st, 2023.

The Details

  1. What: A matchmaking program to connect underrepresented undergraduate students in STEM with mentors (PIs, or their designated lab members) in the Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology Sciences who will supervise those students in a remote-work summer research project. Students in the program will be expected to attend the seminar speakers and online lectures focused on professional development. Students will be expected to work full time (40 hours per week) and will make $600 dollars per week. We expect accept roughly 40 students into this program.
  2. How: Mentors will submit project descriptions to the NSURP site; at the same time URM undergraduate students will submit applications for a match through the site. The NSURP team will connect students with mentors and from there, the research project is in the hands of the student and the mentor. NSURP organizers will arrange weekly seminars and professional development talks that students are also expected to participate in.
  3. When: The program will be 8 weeks long and will run June – August 2023 (exact dates pending).
  4. Where: Wherever you are right now. This experience is meant to be completely virtual.

For more details, including Mentor FAQs, applying for or submit a project, or project ideas and implementation, check out the For Students and For Mentors pages.

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