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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)


The 2021 program is scheduled to run from Tuesday, June 1 through Friday Aug. 6, 2021. In the event that the program is cancelled due to continuing COVID pandemic limitations, an alternative virtual experience will be offered. Your application and all supporting documentation must be received by Feb. 1, 2021.


You can apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) if you:

  • Have completed two or three years at a U.S. college or university at the time the SURF program begins
  • Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Are seriously considering a biomedical research career as a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.

Non-U.S. citizen applicants

International students who are attending a U.S. college or university are eligible to apply.

More information

For questions, contact Glenda Mueller at or 507-284-3862.