Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The next summer mentor applications will be accepted for summer 2018

Download the application for faculty summer mentor 

Download the Information Sheet for 4-year university students

Download the Information Sheet for community college students

Download the application for all students

Deadline for summer student application is February 2018

The OK-INBRE Summer Undergraduate Research Program exposes promising students to the exciting world of research and acts as a mechanism for increasing the applicant pool for graduate programs in biomedical research at Oklahoma's comprehensive campuses.  

Each selected student will receive a salary of $5,000 (subject to taxes) to pay living expenses over the summer (May 23 - July 14, 2017). In addition, each Mentor's laboratory will receive $2,200 for supplies. Each student will present a scientific poster of their summer research project at the end of the program. The cost of preparing the poster is to be covered by the aforementioned $2,200 allocation for supplies.

If you are interested in serving as a faculty Mentor, please complete the application form and include a one-page description of your research including a brief description of the project envisioned for the summer student. In addition, please submit your current NIH-style Biographical Sketch not to exceed five pages.  Applications from prospective faculty mentors at both the research-intensive institutions and Oklahoma regional universities are strongly encouraged.  Applications from current and former COBRE Investigators at OUHSC and OMRF are also strongly encouraged.  Applicants will be notified regarding project selection.

Please contact Dr. Darrin Akins, INBRE Director, at or at 405.271.2133 x46640 if you have any questions.

Students attending the following institutions are eligible:   
Northeastern State University
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
University of Central Oklahoma
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Cameron University
Langston University
East Central University
Rogers State University
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Community College
Tulsa Community College
Comanche Nation College 
Redlands Community College