Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Summer conducting research with established scientists at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Each year, approximately 130 undergraduate students from around the United States come to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to work beside both young and established scientists on a broad range of biomedical research questions. A limited number of fellowships are also available at the Mayo Clinic campuses in Jacksonville, Florida and Scottsdale, Arizona.

The 2018 program will run from Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, Aug. 3.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

You can apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program if you:

  • Are a student currently in your sophomore or junior year at a U.S. college or university
  • Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Are seriously considering a biomedical research career as a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.
  • International students who are attending a U.S. college or university are eligible to apply.

Application Process

Apply online through the Mayo Clinic's online application system.

For questions, contact Glenda Mueller at or 507-284-3862.