Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
Study Subject : biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology
Employer : The Rockefeller University
Level : Undergraduate
The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research.
SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.
College sophomores and juniors are eligible to spend 10 weeks during the summer in a Rockefeller University laboratory.
The program begins in early June and ends in mid-August. Placement in laboratories is centralized through the Dean’s Office.
Students are matched with laboratories according to their stated research interests, and work on projects under the direct supervision of faculty, postdoctoral fellows and/or senior graduate students.
Each year, students are chosen from a wide variety of applicants with diverse scientific backgrounds and training. Annually, more than 500 students apply for admission into the SURF Program and approximately 15 are accepted.
In order to fully experience the world of scientific research, SURF students are required to present and discuss scientific publications at weekly Journal Club meetings.
This exposure allows participants to familiarize themselves with speaking to a scientific audience.
SURF students also attend a special lecture series where Rockefeller faculty discuss their research and the evolution of their scientific interests.
At the end of the program, SURF students will present their research results to fellow students and mentors at a poster session.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Application Deadline : February 1, 2011