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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships at the Mayo Clinic

February 1, 2017
Rochester, MN


The Mayo Clinic offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program for students from around the U.S. to work beside both young and established scientists on a broad range of biomedical research questions at the clinic's facilities in Rochester, Minnesota.  Under the guidance of a research scientist, fellows work on their own small independent research projects for ten weeks or participate in the research of an ongoing project.

Fellows receive a stipend of $5,000 for the summer.  From this stipend, fellows are responsible for their own travel, housing, and meals.  Most fellows live together in a convenient summer student housing area that charges about $175 per week. 

Candidates must be current sophomores or juniors at a U.S. colllege or university at the time of application, have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a four-point scale, and be seriously considering a biomedical research career as either a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.  International students who are attending a U.S. college or university are eligible to apply.