Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The 2021 SURF Summer Fellowship Program at the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology is subject to the guidelines/decisions regarding the Covid-19 pandemic from the University of Michigan along with local, state, and federal authorities, and as such may be canceled. The health and safety of the summer fellows is our top priority.

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 students can send their CV to the Summer Program Coordinator (details on the application page). Students should review the Physiology Faculty members to find a faculty member whose research focus aligns 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 2021 will be $4,200 for twelve weeks of full-time work from June 1 - Friday, August 20.  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.

**Applications are due Wednesday, January 27, 11:59 p.m. **
Please visit our Applicant Information page for more information.