Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

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.

Each student will be matched, based on their interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology. 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 2017 will be $4,200 for twelve weeks of full-time work from May 30 to August 18. 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 Summer Symposium, August 16th, in which fellows will present their work. Opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer, will also be offered.

You can learn more about our program using the navigation menu on the left.

Please visit our Applicant Information page for more information.