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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Awards


Please note that due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of ASPET's SURF programs are on hiatus for summer 2020. If you are a student, please contact programs directly to inquire about their status. If you are a potential institutional applicant, we will not be accepting applications in 2020. We will resume accepting applications in 2021.

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 25 year 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 

Last Updated: April 24, 2020

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