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Open to US citizens and non US citizens
Deadline: 02/01/2024 (Tentative)

The Quantitative and Physical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (QP-SURF) Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is an intensive summer research training experience for college students preparing for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. careers in biomedical research. Fellows spend 10 weeks (early June through mid-August) pursuing individual research projects in the laboratories of Graduate School faculty members.

Fellows gain experience in modern research techniques and plan and execute an experimental strategy to answer a scientific question. The QP-SURF Program introduces students to the kinds of projects encountered during postgraduate research training and fosters an understanding of the planning, discipline, and teamwork involved in the pursuit of answers to current questions at the interface of quantitative science and basic biomedical research. At the end of QP-SURF, fellows present their research in a poster session.

In addition to laboratory research, fellows attend weekly seminars given by UT Southwestern faculty members. Informal discussions about careers in science and graduate training are also scheduled.

Approximately 10 fellows participate in the summer research program. Fellows are assigned to a laboratory and research project according to their previous training and research interests.

Our application is online and will open around November 1st.

The application deadline is February 1st.

Research areas include:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Computational Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Systems Biology

Learn more about this opportunity here

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants must be enrolled in a physics, computer science, mathematics, biomedical engineering, or chemistry degree program at the undergraduate level and have completed their sophomore year. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or currently possess an F1 visa.


Research Offering Type

Internship, Research Assistant





Contact Information

Deborah Evalds, Supervisor, Education Programs
Phone: 214-648-0007
Fax: 214-648-4150