Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The Department of Molecular & Physiology at the University of Michigan Medical School is pleased to offer the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, to support undergraduate students that are interested in research in physiology and/or biomedical sciences. Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree granting University or College is eligible to apply, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research.

The 2020 Summer Fellowship Programs at the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology are cancelled due to the developments of the COVID-19 pandemics. The health and safety of the summer fellows is our top priority.

We want to thank you very much for having applied to our programs. We will open applications to our 2021 Summer Fellowship Programs towards the end of the year. Please come back to this website for more information.

The students can send their CV highlighting directly to a Physiology Faculty member whose research focus align with their interests (faculty mentors can be found using the navigation menu on the left, SURF Faculty Members). This collection of laboratories are involved in nationally recognized research, in topics such as hormones and signal transduction, obesity and diabetes, reproduction and circadian rhythms, gastrointestinal physiology including digestive diseases, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, renal and pulmonary function, muscle contractile mechanisms, ion channels and neurophysiology.

The funding for 2020 will be $4,200 for twelve weeks of full-time work from May 26 - Friday, August 14.  The start and/or end date of the fellowship may be shifted slightly to accommodate overlap with the academic year at your institution, if necessary. There will be a required 2-day Summer Symposium, in which fellows will present their work. Opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer, will also be offered.

**Application submissions will open December 1, 2019 and are due by February 3, 2020, 8:00 a.m.**
Please visit our Applicant Information page for more information.