You are invited to apply to Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), if you are an undergraduate student currently in your sophomore or junior year, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. You must have a minimum of three months’ experience in research.

Alternatively, if you have a GPA of less than 3.5, we may still consider your application if you have more extensive research experience. You should have a passion for research, and a desire to pursue it professionally, possibly through graduate education in biomedical sciences, in a PhD or MD/PhD program. You must also be enrolled in institutions located within the United States.

The Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs works closely with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to recruit a diverse applicant pool to the program. We wish you the best of luck and hope to welcome you into our program.

How to Apply to SURP

To apply to our program, you must complete the online application and submit the following documents:

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official college transcript
  • SAT or ACT Scores
  • 3 letters of recommendation 
  • Minimum 6 months research experience

We strongly recommend that at least one letter of recommendation be from someone who can comment specifically about your research experiences. We begin accepting application in mid-August for the following year.  All applications are due by February 1, 12 midnight, Eastern Standard Time.

All SURP fellows receive free housing and $5,000 direct reimbursement for the summer.