Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences is now located in Spokane on the WSU Health Sciences campus. The 10-week SURF program offers its fellows a stipend while providing a hands-on research experience for undergraduate and professional students. For more information, please download the flier and FAQ sheet using the links to the right.

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).

Click here to apply now!

Deadline has been extended to Monday, February 20, 2017!


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2017 SURF program information

2017 SURF information flyer

2017 SURF FAQs

2017 SURF research projects
*Deadline has been extended to Monday, February 20, 2017!

Financial support

Summer fellows will receive a stipend of $2,800 (before taxes) for the entire ten weeks of the program. Fellows must pay for their own travel and lodging expenses.


Mailing Address

2016 SURF Program
Washington State University
College of Pharmacy
P.O. Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495

Contact Information

phone: 509-358-7730
fax: 509-358-6561