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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Awards


The ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Awards introduce undergraduate students to pharmacology research. Our goal is to use authentic, mentored research experiences in pharmacology to heighten student interest in careers in research and related health care disciplines.

SURF Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program Booklet
Learn more about SURF and its history

Who Should Apply


Funding is available for 3-year institutional awards to support Summer undergraduate research fellows.

Institutional Awards 


If your institution has a currently funded ASPET SURF program, you may apply directly to that program.

Currently Funded Programs 

If your institution does not have a SURF program, you may apply for an individual SURF award.

Individual Awards 

SURF Fellows may apply for an undergraduate travel award to attend the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology during the year following their fellowship. There are a limited number of travel awards available each year. Application does not guarantee receipt of a travel award.

Travel Awards 

Stay Connected with the SURF Community

SURF Fellows past and present may apply for LinkedIn group membership. This group will serve as a source for information on available travel and presentation awards for the ASPET Annual Meeting, navigating the ”next steps” of graduate and professional school, job postings, and a forum to discuss pharmacology career trends and related topics of interest to the group.

SURF Past and Present LinkedIn Group 

Job Postings