Columbia/Barnard students interested in the SURF and Amgen Scholars Program can begin applying on January 1st of the year in which they wish to conduct research. By applying to the SURF program, you will also be considered for the Amgen program.
of Biological Sciences at Columbia University offers Summer Undergraduate
Research Fellowships to a select group of motivated undergraduate students
who will benefit from the opportunity for hands-on biology related laboratory research.
This is a chance to experience the joys of discovering something completely
new while learning to overcome the challenges inherent in scientific
research. Most students work either on the Morningside
Heights campus or in the biomedical labs at Columbia's Health Sciences
Center (the free shuttle bus gets you there in fifteen minutes).
SURF does not pay for housing.
will be accepted from January 1st until 5pm on February 1st, 2016. Freshman should wait to apply until they have all or most of their Fall grades. All recommendations must be emailed through the application website by February 1st, 2016, at 5pm. Be sure speak to the people writing your recommendations far enough in advance so they will have ample time to submit your recommendation by February 1st.
Under the auspices of the SURF program, a new program for undergraduate summer research has begun at Columbia University. The Amgen Scholars Program is open to undergraduates at Columbia University and Barnard College as well as other undergraduates currently attending a four year college in the United States or US territories. By applying to the SURF program, you will also be considered for the Amgen program. You do not need to apply to both programs.