Undergraduate Summer Biomedical Research Program


KBRIN 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.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Students attending the University of Louisville or the University of Kentucky are NOT eligible

If you attend either UL or UK, please contact your institution for available undergraduate summer research opportunities.


To be eligible to apply to the KBRIN Undergraduate Summer Research Program (SUR):

  • Must be 18 years old by the start of the Summer Program
  • 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 UK or UofL
  • Must NOT attend Gatton Academy (@ WKU) or Craft Academy (@ Morehead State University)


  • Complete online application
  • Most recent official college transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
Please mail transcript and letter to:
Susan Boucher

522 E. Gray Street
Louisville, KY 40202


Student compensation includes the following:

  • $3,500 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 1
  • Contact Susan Boucher or Whitney Rogers for more information

Watch Video to hear what some of our past participants have to say about the program