Application Form

The application form collects basic demographic and background information, such as current GPA and number of credit hours earned. This is also where students indicate research programs and mentor preferences.

Summer Research Program Application Form

Research rankings

The application form allows applicants to rank up to three research programs, so you need only complete the application form once. Because of the competitive nature of the application process, accepted students are usually offered a position by the program ranked first. Research program rankings are important, so be sure to review the programs before completing the online application.

You'll also be asked to preference projects or faculty mentors. If you're interested in working on a specific project or with a specific faculty mentor, indicate that in this section of the application. Some research programs will have an option of selecting "no preference," which does not negatively affect the likelihood of an admission offer.

Program-level rankings are very important, while rankings at the level of projects and faculty mentors are less important.


If you discover a mistake after completing the online application, do not complete the application form again. Instead, send an email to providing details on the correction needed and we'll be happy to make the correction for you.


All communication regarding the Nebraska Summer Research Program is sent to the email address provided on the application, so use an email address you check frequently. If you need to update your email address, email with the old and new email addresses and we'll update your file.