– Delaware INBRE Summer Scholars Program

The Delaware INBRE Summer Scholars Program (DISSP) is a ten week college undergraduate summer research program.

A member of the Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (DE-INBRE), Christiana Care Health System shares a five-year $23.5 million grant funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH-NIGMS) and the State of Delaware. The DE-INBRE program advances research in key areas including cancer and heart disease, bringing cutting-edge treatments to improve the health of Delawareans. The INBRE grant, first awarded in April 2009 to CCHS, supports cancer, cardiovascular disease and neuroscience research programs.

In a partnership with six state institutions, including Christiana Care Health System, Delaware Technical Community College, Delaware State University, Nemours/Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children, the University of Delaware and Wesley College, selected undergraduate college students carry out independent research projects while they study full-time under a mentor to gain knowledge of research techniques and drive unique scholarly or original impacts in the field of biomedical sciences.

DISSP runs each summer from June through August. Watch this informative  INBRE News 10 Feature  to learn more about the INBRE summer program.

Follow the link to the DE INBRE website: http://de-inbre.org/dissp/

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Enrolled full-time as a rising college sophomore or above and will not graduate before Fall 2019.
  2. Are a Delaware resident or attend a Delaware college/university
  3. Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  4. Are available to work full-time (37.5 hrs) during the 10-week summer program

Application Timeline

  1.  Summer 2019 Application opens                               January 15, 2019
  2.  Applications & Recommendations Due                    March 1, 2019
  3.  Students notified of decisions                                     April 5, 2019
  4.  Student acceptance deadline                                       April 10, 2019

Things you will need for completion of the application:

  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • One (1) letter of recommendation (submitted by the recommender electronically through the application)
  • Essay:  Your personal essay should be 300 – 600 words, and describe the following:
  1. When you think of research, what comes to mind? Include your previous research experiences, if any, and tell us if you have worked or are currently working with your first choice INBRE mentor.
  2. Describe your educational and career goals and what inspires you to pursue these  educational/career goals?
  3. Explain how an internship with Delaware INBRE would help you succeed in your educational and/or career goals.
  4. Are there any special circumstances related to your academic record that you feel we should know about?

Apply HERE – INBRE Student Application 


2018 DE INBRE Summer Scholars