Updates for Summer 2015 coming soon
Many details currently appearing on this site are still for Summer 2014. By mid-November we'll have our Summer 2015 updates in place, ready for you to browse and apply!
Two recommendations are needed to complete the Nebraska Summer Research Program application. You'll be asked to enter the email addresses of the two recommenders on the online application. Each will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to the online recommendation form. This email is sent immediately upon submission of the online application.
Request recommendations from someone who knows your academic work and can comment specifically on your academic performance, particularly in the fields of study related to your desired summer research program. In general, recommendations from professors carry more weight than student group advisers or work supervisors. However, a strong recommendation from someone who knows you well is best. Be sure to have a discussion about what type of recommendation the person is willing to provide before submitting his/her name on the online application.
It's also a good idea to visit with your recommenders to discuss the Nebraska Summer Research Program and your goals. Your recommenders can often help you shape your research interests and can provide feedback on other application materials. Provide your recommenders with a draft of your resume and remind them about a project or paper you completed in their class.