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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

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Boston University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program takes place over 10 weeks each summer.

-Full-time research with a BU faculty member (approximately 40 hours per week).

-Weekly seminars on topics related to career preparation and current research.

-Weekly informal meetings in which they meet with faculty from pre-professional advising and current graduate and PhD students.

-Final presentation on your summer research.

-Return to BU for participation in BU’s fall Undergraduate Research Symposium.

All participants receive the following:

-A $6000 stipend.

-A $500-600 supplies allowance for the lab.

-Up to $500 in travel expenses.

-Housing in a BU apartment-style dorm.

-Travel & lodging during the weekend of the October Undergraduate Research Symposium.

The SURF program is open to students who are conducting research in the following areas: Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Environmental Sciences.

Participating Institution(s):
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Boston University (Lead)

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