ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Individual Awards

The ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Awards have the goal to support mentored research experiences in pharmacology so as to improve students’ interest in research and related health care disciplines.

Full Description

The ASPET will provide a student stipend of $2800 for a minimum of ten weeks’ participation in the program.

The scholarship amount can be used for student stipends or wages or housing and they will be paid directly to institutions.

The Application Deadline is February 3rd, so make sure to submit the application by that moment.

Students and mentors will be notified about the award by March 15th.

Who's eligible?

There are certain program requirements that each applicant has to meet prior to applying for the award.

The scholarship is available to undergraduate students conducting pharmacology-related research.

These can be students representing departments of pharmacology, toxicology, pharmaceutical sciences, and/or biological chemistry.

Those people who are traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences are particularly encouraged to apply and will be given preference.

The mentor must be a regular or affiliate member of ASPET in good standing or an emeritus member who is still active in research.

Students must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting undergraduate program, and may not graduate before the fellowship is completed.



How to Apply

Now that you have determined your eligibility, you are probably wondering how to apply for the ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Individual Award.

Applications should be submitted by the mentor and must include a letter from the mentor in which he/she will provide a brief description of the research project and student’s qualifications that make him/her a deserving candidate for the award.

Furthermore, what should be explained in this letter is the mentoring plan, activities and how the student will report on the research results.

There should be a copy of the mentor’s NIH biosketch and a statement from the student describing the nature of his/her interest in the research project.

What also should be provided are copies of all the student’s undergraduate transcripts as well as student’s contact information, including physical mailing addresses and e-mail addresses.

The application package should be emailed as a single PDF to Catherine L. Fry, Ph.D. at

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