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Mayo Clinic - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Each year, approximately 130 undergraduate students from around the U.S. come to Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, to work beside both young and established scientists on a broad range of biomedical research questions.

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) provides a 10-week research experience working on a wide range of biomedical research questions.

You can apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program if you:
- Are a student currently in your sophomore or junior year at a U.S. college or university
-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.
-International students who are attending a U.S. college or university are eligible to apply.

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship award is $6,000 for 10 weeks. From this stipend, students are responsible for their own travel, housing and meals.


February 1

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Sophomore or Junior

Graduate: None

Award Type:

Award Period:
Summer (Undergraduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Medicine, Biomedical research

Additional Qualifications:
Minimum GPA 3.0

Last Updated:
July 18, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17