National Symposium for Predoctoral Research

October 12-14. 2023


The National Symposium for Predoctoral Research (NSPR)  is a competitive academic event hosted by the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The symposium allows U.S. undergraduate students to showcase their research work in poster and oral platform settings, improve their presentation skills, and learn about the cutting-edge research and facilities at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Symposium-related expenses (travel, lodging, meals, activities) for all selected students will be covered by the Graduate School.



To participate, an applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be enrolled as a junior, senior, or postbac with an interest in graduate studies in the biomedical sciences
  • Have not yet committed to a graduate school

How to Apply for NSPR 2023

Read the terms of participation

Faculty may nominate one or more students. Applications for the 2023 NSPR are open, and must be received by 11:59 pm (CT) on August 20, 2023. Students can apply here.

Photo of 3 women attending 2019 NSUR
photo of 3 people attending 2016 NSUR

Students' application must include the following:

  • CV
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Research abstract
  • Reference letter from one research advisor

The application portal will close at 11:59 pm (CT) on August 20, 2023.

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