Frequently asked Questions

What are the benefits?

  • K-INBRE provides research experience, personalized mentoring, and financial support to undergraduate science students who intend to pursue career opportunities in biomedical research.
  • Depending upon availability of funds, we anticipate that 2015 K-INBRE scholarships will provide up to $2,000 for Spring 2015 and $4,000 for Summer 2015.
  • The funds may be used for any purpose that supports the recipient's participation in research.
  • A small allowance for research supplies will be provided to the student's mentor.
  • K-INBRE scholars may also obtain undergraduate credit for their research work by enrolling in the undergraduate research course appropriate to their mentor's department.


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Who is eligible?

  • K-INBRE scholars must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Typically, K-INBRE scholars are sophomores, juniors, or seniors.
  • We require participation in the annual state-wide K-INBRE symposium in January 2016; thus, seniors who intend to graduate in May 2015 are eligible only if they can commit to attending and presenting at the symposium.
  • Individuals that have not previously received K-INBRE funding will be given priority.
  • If you have a question about your eligibility, please contact the K-INBRE program assistant.

How do I apply?

Applications are now being accepted for Spring and Summer 2015. You may download the information and application packet as a PDF file from the "apply" tab.  Application materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014 . Depending on availability of funds, six to eight new award recipients will be selected each year.

A complete application includes the following items:

  • A completed application form
  • A current KU DPR form
  • In one page, answer the following items: a) Tell us how you became interested in science. What areas or aspects of science interest to the most and why? b) What lab course made an impact on you, and in what way?, and c) Describe your long-term career aspirations and your plans for achieving these goals following graduation from KU.
  • A one-page description of past research experience or a half-page description of the project you intend to pursue
  • A letter of recommendation from your KU faculty mentor
  • One additional letter of recommendation


Submit all application materials to:

Office for Diversity in Science Training
Attn: K-INBRE Program 
University of Kansas 
Molecular Biosciences
1002 Haworth Hall
1200 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045-7534


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How do I select a faculty mentor?

Select a faculty mentor from one of the following departments:


What are the participation requirements?

  • Scholars must maintain a strong standing in their mentor's research laboratory.
  • Scholars will enroll for 1 hour of credit in undergraduate research in their mentor's academic department.
  • Scholars will be expected to immerse themselves deeply into full-time research activities during the summer period (typically 40 hours per week minimum). Successful awards are dependent upon full summer participation.
  • Scholars will keep a proper record of all their lab activities in the form of a formal research notebook.
  • Scholars will produce a comprehensive written report of their research activities and accomplishments at the end of each semester and summer session.
  • Scholars will present their research results at the annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium on campus and at the K-INBRE state-wide symposium in January.


Please see the information and application packet for more information about expectations of K-INBRE scholars.


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How do I credit K-INBRE support?

Please remember, to credit NCRR's support for your research in your publications. Your publications' acknowledgments of NCRR funding and disclaimer should read as follows:

"This publication was made possible by grant number P20 RR016475 from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences P20GM103418, both components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)."


"The project described was supported by grants P20 RR016475 from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences P20GM103418 both a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)"

and as appropriate,

"Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of NCRR or NIH."

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