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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Student application deadline is Jan. 18, 2024.


  1. The program is open to those who will be students during the summer of 2024.
  2. Internal candidates must have completed their first year at UD or the Sinclair Academy.

Applicants must agree to the following:

  • Participate in all 2024 SURE events and programming with fellow SURE participants for the duration of the program.
  • Engage in research, professional development and outreach activities on a full-time (approximately 35 hours/week) basis for ten weeks at a schedule mutually agreed upon by student and faculty research mentor. The research will be approximately 28 hours per week.
  • Generate a research poster and present this research poster at the conclusion of the program.
  • Understand that NO outside employment or summer courses or study abroad programs should preclude you from participating in the program — typically Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • For UD students only: Present research poster at the Summer Research Symposium at the end of the program in August.

Deadline: Student applications are due Jan. 18, 2024. Announcements will be made by the end of February.

Get Prepared

Online applications will be accepted between Nov. 1 and Jan. 18, 2024.

  1. Review SURE projects for 2024 to view research areas available. Choose your top three projects.
  2. Complete the SURE online application
  3. Applicants review and answer the following questions:
    1. General demographic information
    2. Overall GPA
    3. Describe your professional or vocational goals. (up to 250 words)
    4. How do you hope the SURE program will help you achieve your goals? (up to 250 words)
    5. Describe any relevant research. (up to 250 words)
  4. Describe any relevant research. (up to 250 words)
  5. Email your resume to

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254