We are no longer accepting applications for the summer of 2019. Our application for the summer of 2020 will be available in September 2019. 

Applicants who have applied for the summer of 2019 can check their application status online.


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.

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