Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

About the program

The College of Pharmacy Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at Washington State University provides a hands-on research experience for college students with demonstrated scientific aptitude who have expressed an interest in pursuing graduate studies and/or research careers in pharmaceutical, biomedical or health sciences.

This program is funded by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) and the WSU College of Pharmacy.

Financial support

Fellows will receive a stipend of $3,000 (before taxes) for the entire ten weeks of the program. Fellows must pay for their own travel and lodging expenses.

How to Apply

Before you begin, it may be helpful to gather the following documents and information:

  • Transcripts from all schools attended since high school, regardless of degree completion (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members, or other individuals, familiar with your academic and/or professional performance.
  • A personal statement about why you would like to be considered for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Please ensure to address your career goals and objectives, reasons for wanting to engage in summer research, and how the SURF program will help you address your goals and interests.
  • Optional: prior laboratory/field experience and course-based research experience (experience is not required).

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Contact Information

Phone: 509-358-7673
Fax: 509-368-6673

Mailing Address

SURF Program
Washington State University
College of Pharmacy
P.O. Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495