Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR.
Type Basic Science Research, Clinical Research
Deadline March 1, 2019


The UAMS Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biologysponsors the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program to introduce qualified, highly-motivated undergraduates to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors. SURF students work with researchers in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and reproductive biology; toxicology; aging; nutrition; and neuroscience. Students obtain hands on experience in an engaging research environment.

SURF serves as an interactive model of our graduate program:

  • Students carry out a research project under the direction of a mentor.
  • Students attend seminars to learn about on-going research programs within our department and role of graduate education in those studies.
  • Social events are available for summer students to interact with graduate students in an informal setting.
  • Students carry out the work over a 10-week period in the summer, early-June to early August.
  • At the conclusion of the program, students submit a technical paper and give an oral presentation at the SURF Symposium, which is modeled on a professional technical meeting.


Fellowships are open to highly motivated students enrolled in an undergraduate program who wish to gain research experience in pharmacology or toxicology. A background in organic chemistry, cell biology, biochemistry and biostatistics is desired but not required. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

More Information

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biomedical Research Building I
Room B405 Slot 516
4301 W. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72205