Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Summer Research Institute

What will I be doing as a part of the SRI program?

As a part of the Summer Research Institute, we assist underrepresented students in health sciences gain experience through granting them research opportunities. Our Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program and our High School Project SEED Program pair students with Creighton faculty members serving as mentors for 8 weeks where they will participate in biomedical research in the laboratory of their mentor. The High School Community Program serves students who will be paired with a mentor at a local Omaha community health related organization where they will conduct community-based participatory research with that organization for 6 weeks.

When does the SRI program start?

Our program begins June 11, 2018.  Orientation will be held then where you will find out who your mentors are and what type or research you will be conducting. Pairings are generally based on your scientific interest and backgrounds that you identify in the application and interview.

How long is the program?

The Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program students and the Project SEED students will have an 8 week program. The High School Community Program students will be for 6 weeks. However, all students will start the program on June 11, 2018 and all students are required to attend the colloquium practice run on August 1, 2018 and the colloquium on August 3, 2018.

Do I receive pay for this program?

Yes, all students receive a stipend for their participation. You will receive your stipend in 2 installments, after completing week 4 of the program and at the end of the colloquium. The pay differs between each of the 3 programs based on the funding streams for each program. Please read under each section to view payment amount.

Does this program include travel?

Unfortunately, we do not have funding to accommodate any traveling to or from the program. If accepted, the student will be responsible for travel.

Does the program include stay and a meal plan?

Unfortunately, we do not supply housing from our program or supply you with a meal plan.  The student will be responsible for their own lodging and meals during the duration of the program. It is required that you have lodging throughout the duration of the program located in Omaha or its immediate surrounding areas. If you need assistance with finding contacts for housing, please contact our CPHHE coordinator.

How do I apply for the program?

Under each section, there is an “Apply Now” link.  Just press and complete the online application.

What are the requirements for the application?

Here is a list of the requirements that are all due by the application closing date listed for each program. The will be no exceptions made if the complete application package in not turned in by the closing date.

  • List of 3 references (Name, Position, Contact phone, and Contact Email) this needs to be submitted during the online application in a PDF format
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your latest transcripts with your current classes (official or unofficial)
  • A copy of your IRS-1040 (Project SEED applicants only!)
  • All Letters of Recommendation, transcripts and IRS-1040’s need to be sent by email to cphhe [at] creighton [dot] edu and subject title should read, “SRI Selection Committee Forms” or by mail at:

Center for Promoting Health and Health Equity
Creighton University
Hixson-Lied Science Bldg., G-13
Omaha, NE 68178