USC School of Pharmacy Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

The USC School of Pharmacy’s SURF program is geared towards increasing learning and networking opportunities for undergraduate students committed to pursuing either a professional or academic research career in pharmaceutical and translational sciences. Students will develop confidence and independence in conducting research and communicating scientific concepts under the guidance of faculty and other mentors. In addition to daily engagement in the lab, students will attend biweekly entrepreneurship/professional development seminars and participate in a workshop on the graduate school application process so as to stimulate serious consideration of graduate study. At the end of the summer, students will give an oral presentation of their research to their peers and faculty.


·        Participate in cutting-edge research with top USC faculty

·        Receive a $3,500 stipend for a 10-week, full time program during summer (June until mid-August)

·        Gain experience and tools to enhance your application to competitive PhD programs

·        Explore the rich and diverse culture of Southern California during a 10-week stay in Los Angeles while learning about the resources and graduate training opportunities at the USC School of Pharmacy

·        Develop lasting friendships with fellow participants


·        2016 SURF Application Deadline is April 15, 2016

·        Awardees will be notified by the end of April/early May, 2016

·        Start Date: June 1, 2016