Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the benefits?
- Who is eligible?
- How do I apply?
- How do I select a mentor?
- What are the requirement?
- How do I credit K-INBRE?
- 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 2020 K-INBRE scholarships will provide up to $6,000.
- 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.
- Typically, K-INBRE scholars are sophomores, juniors, or seniors.
- We require participation in the annual state-wide K-INBRE symposium, typically held in January. Thus, seniors who intend to graduate in May 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. Brian D. Ackley
Applications are now being accepted for 2021. 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 18, 2020. Depending on availability of funds, eight to ten 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 no more than one typewritten page (single spaced, 12 point font), please answer the following:
- How did you become interested in science? What areas or aspects of science interest you the most and why? Describe your long-term career aspirations and your plans for achieving these goals following graduation from KU.
- In no more than one additional typewritten page (single spaced, 12 point font), please
- provide a description of the project you intend to pursue with K-INBRE support. Please include any relevant previous research experience you have. You many include a separate paragraph on other research experiences that you have had that do not relate to your intended project. You should discuss your research plan with your mentor.
- A letter of recommendation from your KU faculty mentor
- One additional letter of recommendation
Submit all application materials to (digital copies preferred):
Brian D. Ackley
If submitting paper copies, mail to:
Brian D. Ackley
Attn: K-INBRE Program
University of Kansas
5004 Haworth Hall
1200 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045-7534
Select a faculty mentor from one of the following departments:
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Molecular Biosciences
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry
- Pharmacology & Toxicology
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- Scholars must maintain a strong standing in their mentor's research laboratory.
- Scholars will be expected to immerse themselves deeply into full-time research activities during the summer period (typically 30 hours per week). 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 the year.
- Scholars will present their research results at the annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium in July 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.