Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH.
Type Basic Science Research, Academic Enrichment


Are you an undergraduate science student, interested in scientific research and thinking about a career in Biomedical Research?  You can get the experience you need to prepare for graduate school and a career in this expanding field by participating in one of our summer research programs.

As a summer student researcher, you will meet students from around the country who have come to Cincinnati to explore a career in biomedical research!  

Exciting and diverse opportunities in basic science await you – hands on experience in one of our cutting edge laboratories, working under the supervision of our world renowned biomedical research faculty, and taking full advantage of the opportunities available to you in a professional research environment. 

Our famous Summer Research Welcome Picnic is the official Opening Event for our summer programs, usually held on the first day of the Summer Semester, but the summer programs have a variety of start and end dates. Some of the programs allow you to start whenever you want (with the permission of your mentor) as long as you complete the required number of weeks in your program.

As a coordinated group, the SURF programs in the College of Medicine arrange many academic, social and cultural activities throughout the summer, so no matter which SURF program you enter, you will have many opportunities to meet and get to know students across programs. 

You will be invited to participate in many academic activities, including Scientific Writing seminars, an Ethics in Research seminar, and an Introduction to Bioinformatics WORKSHOP. You will also be able to participate in research seminars and laboratory meetings. 

At the end of the summer, the College of Medicine hosts a Capstone Poster Symposium for summer researchers, which includes a featured Keynote Speaker who will present a scientific talk. Some individual summer programs host an additional poster session for the students in their program.
To help you meet and get to know other summer student researchers, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of organized cultural and social activities throughout the summer. You might get to go on a canoe trip or to a Red’s game; spend a day at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens or King’s Island; see a concert at Riverbend Music Center, or a play at theAronoff Theatre or the Playhouse in the Park



The SURF Programs are designed for sophomore and junior level students who are US residents. , Students must be able to commit to a 10 week program to do a research internship. ,

More Information

Office of Graduate Education, Medical Sciences Building
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0548
Phone: 513-558-7340