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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at UT Southwestern Medical CenterLocation: Dallas, Texas
Agency: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Due Date: February 9, 2017
Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at UT Southwestern's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is an intensive summer research training experience designed for college students who are preparing for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. careers in biomedical research. Fellows spend 10 weeks (June 1–August 7, 2015) gaining experience in modern research techniques and plan and execute an experimental strategy to answer a scientific question. SURF introduces students to the kinds of projects encountered during postgraduate research training and fosters an understanding of the planning, discipline, and teamwork involved in the pursuit of answers to current questions in the biological sciences. At the end of the SURF Program, fellows present their research during a poster session. Research areas include: Biological Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Integrative Biology, Mechanisms of Disease, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Neuroscience and Pharmacology. The stipend for the program is $4,000, fellows are responsible for paying for their own travel expenses. SURF students requiring housing will stay in a local hotel and be transported to and from the UT Southwestern campus daily, it is coordinated through the SURF office. Applicants must have completed their sophomore year. To apply for 2015 SURF you need to complete the online application, upload your transcripts (official or unofficial) and 2 letters of recommendation.
Contact InformationContact: Nancy Street
Web Site: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/graduate-school/programs/non-degree-programs/surf.html