Undergraduate Summer Biomedical Research Program


KY INBRE funds up to 20 undergraduate students annually to participate in biomedical research under the supervision of faculty mentors who are actively engaged in biomedical research at the University of Louisville or the University of Kentucky.


  • Registration will reopen November 2021 for Summer 2022 applications

The KY INBRE Summer Program is conducting on both the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky campuses as an in-person experience. KY INBRE will continue to follow the Government, CDC and University guidelines and recommendations to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. If any changes occur for Summer 2021, the updated information will be posted on the KY INBRE website.

Registration currently closed


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To be eligible to apply to the KY INBRE Undergraduate Summer Research Program (SUR), all criteria below must be met to continue with the application:

  • Must be 18 years old by the start of the Summer Program
  • Must be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident
  • Must commit to completion of the 10-week program
    • (vacations should be scheduled outside of this time)
  • Must attend & present research poster at Poster Day and the Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) Meeting held in November
  • Must attend a Kentucky college/regional university OR must be a Kentucky resident attending an out-of-state college/university
  • Must NOT attend University of Louisville or University of Kentucky.  Check with those schools for summer programs they may offer their students. 


  • Complete online application
  • Most recent official college transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from academic mentor at current college/university
Please mail transcript and letter to:
Susan Boucher

522 E. Gray Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Letter of Recommendation can be emailed to susan.boucher@louisville.edu


Student compensation includes the following:

  • $4,000 for completion of the 10-week research experience
  • Free dormitory housing at the University of Louisville or University of Kentucky (if needed for the 10-week program)
  • Registration and hotel expenses (if necessary) to present data at a scientific conference (e.g., the annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science).


  • Priority will be given to students considering careers in biomedical research
  • Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply
  • Applications are accepted online annually beginning November 9
  • Contact Susan Boucher or Whitney Rogers for more information