Katz and Manne Research Institute Summer Scholars Program

Hear from Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute President and Chief Research Officer, Dr. Patrick Seed, discuss the importance of diversity in research and training within the Katz and Manne Research Institute Summer Scholars Program.


Program Description

The Katz and Manne Research Institute Summer Scholars Program engages undergraduates in research pertaining to pediatric health and disease through the ongoing generosity of the Robert Louis Katz Medical Research Foundation and Manne Research Institute.

The program’s mission is to nurture early exposure to top-tier scientific inquiry and amplify interest in scientific careers, with a primary focus on advancing children's health and welfare. The program aims to provide undergraduate students with equitable access to research opportunities by prioritizing qualified students for whom this may be especially challenging, thereby fostering diversity in the scientific community.


Summer scholars spend eight weeks working daily with their faculty mentor and research team to learn about conducting scientific research and gain hands-on research experience. They also participate in a weekly seminar led by various participating faculty members and research education who share insights on how to prepare scientific poster presentations and provide guidance about career development.


The 8-week program is a paid opportunity. The 2024 program begins June 17 and ends August 9. The program is currently unable to accept international students. The program is open to students who have completed at least their freshman year and are currently enrolled in the Fall 2024 term in continuation of working toward earning an undergraduate degree. 


2024 Cohort Application Cycle 

The application for the summer 2024 program is now closed. 

Please reference the request for application (RFA) for additional details. Students should refer to the 2024 Faculty Mentor Book when listing mentor preferences within the application.

Recommendation Letter Requests: Two (2) letters of recommendation are required to be considered for the program. It is the responsibility of the student to send the letter of recommendation request form directly to their letter writers. We encourage students to request reference letters well in advance of the application deadline. The link can be provided to letter writers any time after the application opens but must be submitted by January 26, 2024.


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you can't find what you are looking for email us at kmscholars@luriechildrens.org