Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH.
Type Academic Enrichment
Deadline November 1, 2018


As a SURF Program participant, you will meet students from all around the country who have come to Cincinnati for the summer to explore the possibility of a career in biomedical research. You’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in one of our cutting-edge laboratories, working under the supervision of our world-renowned research faculty and taking full advantage of the opportunities available in a professional research environment.

You will also have the opportunity to take research-oriented training courses and participate in research seminars, journal clubs, career days and a research poster competition.

In addition to lab work and class time, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural and social activities throughout the summer


Freshman, sophomore and junior undergraduates (with a 3.0 or better GPA) are eligible to apply to the SURF Program. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and have an interest in a career in biomedical research or medicine. Criteria for selection include academic record, answers to essay questions and interest in obtaining research experience.

Applicants are encouraged to specify their areas of research interest and / or specific mentors they wish to work with. This will allow us to better match students with appropriate mentors.

More Information

Sherry L. Thornton, PhD
3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Phone: 513-636-1318
Fax: 513-636-3328