Students will be placed with a UB School of Nursing faculty member to train with their research team. This experience also includes attending seminars with UB's Medical School summer research program, providing an opportunity for interprofessional collaboration.

Meaningful, collaborative research projects, designed in conjunction with a faculty mentor, will match each student's interests and abilities with the needs of the research group. This award is designed as a prelude to pursuing a nursing degree and offers exposure to high caliber research in order to assist students in deciding if an academic career in nursing is right for them. At the end of the program, students will be better positioned to pursue an academic degree in nursing if they wish to do so.

Students are placed based on research interests and availability.


  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents 
  • Completed at least one academic year (full-time equivalent) at UB
  • GPA: 3.5 or higher
  • Current UB School of Nursing undergraduate student or plans to apply for either the traditional or accelerated BS programs to become a registered nurse
  • Plans to undertake an advanced degree (DNP, PhD, MS in Leadership) in nursing science (in the not too distant future) at UB School of Nursing
  • Staying in Buffalo for the summer

Program Details

  • Program Dates - TBA PLUS a poster presentation on TBA [10 weeks]
  • Award - $2,500.00
  • Application Deadline - February 23, 2018
  • Acceptance Notification - March 30, 2018
  • Interviews may be required