Before Arrival

Your placement selection will be confirmed by your home university's program officers. The UNR IURP Program Coordinator will reach out with a list of documentation needed to begin the DS-2019 process.

You will provide the requested documents and the program coordinator will work with UNR's Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) to issue your DS-2019 to initiate your J-1 Student Intern process.

The DS-2019 and supporting documents will be mailed to your home university's program officer for distribution. You will follow the provided instructions to apply for your J-1 Student Intern visa at your nearest US Consulate or Embassy.

You will be responsible for coordinating your travel arrangements to Reno, Nevada as well as your housing.

You will be sent an Onboarding To-Do list by the IURP Program Coordinator for items to address before and after your arrival.

Research Students in lab

IDeA Research Center

IDeA grants are unique program grants with the intent of increasing biomedical research infrastructure and NIH funding in states that are historically underfunded by NIH. 

Undergraduate research student in lab


The International Undergraduate Research Program (IURP) works to promote inter-continental scientific interactions between undergraduate and graduate students broadening student experiences internationally.


Community of Bilingual English Spanish Speakers Exploring Health and Sciences (CBESS) is an interdisciplinary project funded to the University of Nevada, Reno by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).