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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships Program (SURF)

WE’LL START TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS DECEMBER 15, 2015. DEADLINE is February 12, 2016 (Friday) at 5:00pm

2015 Pharmacology SURF Group Photo
Undergraduate students from Case Western, UNC-Chapel Hill, City College, Pomona College and UC San Diego.

How to Apply |


The Pharmacology Department at the UCSD School of Medicine offers a 8-week research-training program to undergraduates after their sophomore and junior years.

This program is specifically designed for students who are interested in a career in basic research and who are seriously considering Ph.D. training in the basic biomedical sciences. This program is not designed for pre-M.D. and pre-Pharm.D. students.

Approximately five to seven students are accepted into the SURF Program from a nationwide pool of applicants.

SURF students are awarded:

  • Stipend of $3000
  • On campus housing
  • Outstanding Research Opportunity (Click here for potential mentors.)
  • GRE Preparation Course
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Opportunity to present research at the UCSD Summer Undergraduate Research Conference
Main address: Department of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093-0636
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