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SURF - Research Fellowships

SURF students 2019SURF students 2019

The ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Awards

introduce undergraduate students to pharmacology research by utilizing mentored research experiences to heighten student interest in careers in research or related health care disciplines.

Students will work ~40 hrs/wk in the lab under the mentorship of a pharmacologist / toxicologist Ph.D. advisor and with additional supervision of experienced researchers.

  • Weekly seminar series
  • Oral and poster presentations
  • Stipend provided

Exciting research opportunities are available this summer for cutting edge research experiences in:

  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • Drug development
  • Environmental Health

Ten week program during the summer semester 2023. Some flexibility in start/end time is available for students with different academic schedules.

Faculty mentors for program (additional faculty might be available)


  • Enrolled in a degree-granting program at a college or university in the US
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2+
  • Minimum of one year of college, but no seniors graduating in Spring 2022
  • Willing to followup annually, with academic and professional progress reports, via a brief online form.
To apply, send the following information by the posted deadline:
  1. Personal statement (maximum of one page) including:
    • professional goals
    • any prior research experience
    • a description of how this program will help you achieve your goals.
  2. Your application form (from website) - please open and submit online
  3. Non-official transcripts including a list of courses presently taking
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation sent by email

Send to:
Dr. Susan Barman,
University Distinguished Professor &
Coordinator, SURF Program