About Us


"NYU SURP was easily the most informative and transformative experience of my undergraduate career. It is impossible to put into words how my knowledge of science and culture grew leaps and bounds. Even before my first day, I knew I was in a supportive environment. Faculty and peers want you to succeed. They want to help you reach your goals, learn new concepts, and build your skill set. I have made lifelong friends and have memories I will take with me for the rest of my life. There simply is no other program that can mirror the cultural and scientific components NYU SURP provides. It is truly in a league of its own." - Michael Burel, SURP 2011



The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences of New York University's School of Medicine offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) for qualified sophomores and juniors who are interested in pursuing research careers as PhD or MD/PhD candidates.

Students may work with faculty in the disciplines of: 

The SURP program runs for nine weeks from May 31st, 2015 through August 1st, 2014. All candidates accepted to SURP must be able to attend during this time frame. The Summer Undergraduate Research Program guarantees all participants:

  • A payment of $3,500
  • Free housing in a NYU facility
  • Round-trip travel expenses to New York City

SURP Highlights

  • In most instances, students are matched with an investigator of their choice. Otherwise they are placed in a laboratory working in an area of the student's stated interest. Each student is given his/her own project and is expected to perform as a graduate student. Students will present their research at a Poster Session at the end of the summer.
  • Those students who are interested in having a Physician Mentor may request assignment to a physician in an area of medicine of the student's choice. This student will meet weekly with the physician, attend Grand Rounds and Clinical Conferences, and where applicable, be able to observe the physician with patients.
  • There is a cultural component to the program, which includes dinners at various ethnic restaurants, Broadway shows, museum tours, and a variety of other local cultural events. New York City is an exciting place to spend the summer and we encourage all participants to take full advantage of the many opportunities available here!
  • Apply Here!