The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), sponsored by Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, offers a great way to build your skills as a young scientist or test your inclinations toward research.
Our SURF fellows tell us about the lasting friendships they made during the program and how the experience helped them with their career decision-making process. And because the questions they are studying are at the forefront of modern science, many students earn acknowledgment or co-authorship in articles submitted to professional publications.
In addition to their lab work, they also describe some of their unique experiences:
Mentors. The daily experience of learning from Mayo Clinic faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, medical students and others who are farther along their career paths.
Real-world research. The excitement of gaining hands-on experience with real-world research projects at a major medical center.
Top-notch scientists. The opportunities they had for close collaboration with nationally and internationally recognized scientists.
Modern facilities. The chance to learn how to use world-class instrumentation in modern research facilities.
Community. Great times living, working and playing with the whole SURF community.
We work hard to bring together a wide variety of talented, motivated students from all ethnic, geographic, educational and economic groups.
Open to: Any student at a U.S. college completing their 2nd or 3rd year with a GPA >3.0.
Payment: $6000 stipend (over 10 weeks)
Location: Pheonix/Scottsdale, AZ (U.S.) OR Rochester, MN (U.S.) OR Jacksonville, Florida (U.S.)