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Who should apply
- Communication Studies
- Political Sciences
- Child, Youth, and Family Studies
- Educational Psychology
- Ethnic Studies
- Other health related fields
In this program, each project has unique prerequisites. See project descriptions below for details.
EligibilityParticipation in the Nebraska Summer Research Program is limited to students who meet the following criteria:
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Current undergraduate with at least one semester of coursework remaining before obtaining a bachelor's degree
See Eligibility for more information.
About the Program
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Minority Health Disparities Initiative (MHDI) administers the Minority Health Disparities summer research program. Minority Health Disparities summer research program is an interdisciplinary program aimed at conducting cutting edge social and behavioral research into understanding and reducing health disparities and in diversifying minority health researchers.
Participating students work with faculty mentors in a variety of social and behavioral science disciplines to support health research. All projects are on-going, but the work specific to the summer research program will be completed within the 10-week timeframe. At the conclusion of the program, participants will present their research at the Summer Research Symposium poster session.
Students will work with a team of researchers potentially consisting of post-doctoral associates, graduate students, undergraduate students, multiple faculty, and their primary faculty mentor(s). Additionally, participating students may interact with community and state agencies by participating in the Nebraska Minority Health Conference.
Objectives of the program include developing the research skills of participating students, as well as furthering research in the area of minority health disparities.
- Competitive stipend: $5,000
- Double-occupancy room and meal plan
- Travel expenses to and from Lincoln
- Campus parking and/or bus pass
- Full access to the Campus Recreation Center and campus library system
- Wireless internet access
- Department seminars and presentations
- Professional development workshops (e.g., applying to graduate school, taking the GRE)
- Welcome picnic
- Day trip to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
- Canoe and camping trip
- Research symposium