Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences


How to Apply

All applicants to the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) must complete an online application. Application to apply for SURP 2021 will open in November 2020. 

Application Deadline

Application must be received by the application deadline of February 1, 2021. Supporting materials can be received after the deadline.

Admission to the program is very competitive. Students are urged to submit their applications as early as possible.


Program Dates

Due to the unprecedented circumstances we are facing as a nation and in NYC, we have made the painful and difficult decision to cancel this year’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Our highest priorities are the health and safety of our community of students, faculty and staff. Based on the recommendation of the New York State government and the CDC we must continue to limit gatherings of people, including in our research labs.


  • Outstanding undergraduate students considering the SURP program must meet the following criteria:
  • A strong background in the sciences (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, bioengineering or chemical engineering, etc.).
  • Completion of junior year in college. In rare instances, sophomores with strong science and/or research backgrounds may be considered. Freshmen and seniors (graduating in Spring/Summer 2021) will not be considered.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.


Application Materials

  • Completed online application
  • Scanned copies of your academic transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
Detailed application instructions are available in the online application system. Applicants can track the status of their application, including the status of their letters of recommendation and transcripts via the online application system.

Due to the overwhelming number of applications we receive each year, we are unable to respond personally to questions regarding your application status.

All applicants will be notified by email on or about May 1 if your application is still under consideration for the Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

If accepted, you will need to submit a completed medical form by mid-May.

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