University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Basic information

  • Organization: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • Field(s): Pharmacy
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Paid? Yes
  • Deadline: February 1, 2016

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Award

SURF | College of Pharmacy | University of Illinois at Chicago

The College of Pharmacy at UIC invites undergraduate students to apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The objective of this program is to introduce undergraduate students to biomedical research in order to heighten interest in science as a career and increase the number of young scientists entering the biomedical research disciplines.

The SURF program is located on UIC’s West Campus, in the center of the Illinois Medical District--one of the largest concentrations of advanced health care facilities in the nations-- and just minutes from downtown Chicago. Our location gives us convenient access to a diverse range of cutting-edge research, collaborators and patient populations.




This year's application deadline has passed.

Applications are due by Monday February 1, 2016.

SURF | College of Pharmacy | University of Illinois at Chicago

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Sophomores or juniors majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or related field
  • GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students should have a strong desire to pursue an advanced degree (PhD or PharmD/PhD) and must be available for the full 10 weeks of the program.
  • The program is open to all US Citizens and Permanent Residents. Undergraduate students from groups underrepresented in health-related sciences, i.e. individuals from ethnic or racial groups (African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Alaskan and Hawaiian Natives); individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and individuals with physical or mental disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Application Components and Process:

  • Application form. Download the form and instructions.
  • Personal statement
  • Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable)
  • 2 letters of recommendations
  • Submit completed application form, personal statement and transcripts as a SINGLE PDF file by e-mail to by February 1, 2016
  • Request that your letters of references are e-mailed to by February 1, 2016.


All effort will be made to notify applicants no later than April 15, 2016 regarding their status.  Applicants chosen to participate in the 2016 SURF program will be sent an offer letter via e-mail.

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