Pharmacology SURF Program  

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)


Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

The Department of Pharmacology has a ten-week summer research program that will run May 31, 2016 to August 5, 2016. The summer program offers participants a variety of experiences that will help prepare them for success in research-intensive doctoral programs. Participants will have research responsibilities, attend seminars, actively participate in a student journal club and take part in formal course work.


Prior research experience is not necessary, and students of all undergraduate levels are encouraged to apply. The program offers opportunities for students to return for a second summer to continue the research conducted in the first summer fellowship, or to carry out research in a different laboratory.


The summer program is funded by grants from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) and the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), as well as federal grants awarded to members of the faculty. Summer research assistants will receive $3,000 to help defray the cost of participation in the program. This amount, intended to cover the cost of lodging and meals, will be divided into two payments , which will be distributed at the first of July and the first of August.


On-campus housing is not available at UTHSCSA; however, we will work with summer participants to find appropriate housing. Extended-stay hotels are typically the best option and there are several extended-stay hotels within walking distance of campus.