Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (S.U.R.F.) in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL.
Type Basic Science Research


  • Devote about 20 hours a week to their project: The time commitments will vary from discipline to discipline. Time allocation may also vary given the unpredictable nature of most scholarly activities.
  • Write or present the results of their studies in a format considered appropriate for their discipline (see Related Resources page for written format). The presentation of your results will be evaluated for a best paper/portfolio award to be given at the fall symposium. The UCUR Committee will do the evaluations.
  • Meet with other students and their mentors on a regular basis: Undergraduates involved in the summer program will meet three times during the Summer semester, in small groups, to discuss their progress with participants from other disciplines. This will be done to train students to present ideas in a non-technical format so that even non experienced individuals, with limited background, will be able to understand. These meetings will be organized and supervised by the Program Director, and with the help of faculty mentors who will act as moderators and will also share their experiences with undergraduates.
  • Present their results to their peers on Campus: All undergraduates conducting scholarly and creative activity during the summer will present their results in poster or short oral format, as an exhibit or performance during the Undergraduate Symposium to be held in the Fall semester. This symposium on campus is designed to stimulate awareness among students and faculty. (see Links page for suggestions on format).
  • Attend an organizational meeting (end spring term), professional development workshops (summer) and complete a responsible conduct of research online training program. Participate in outreach events, such as orientation and USA Day.
  • Future Student and Mentor Handbooks


Please contact the program administrator for details on dates, eligibility and deadlines.

More Information

Office of Undergraduate ResearchThe University of South Alabama UCOM
1000, Department of Psychology Room 1034
Mobile, Alabama 36688
Phone: (251) 460-7493
Fax: (251) 460-6320