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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

**SURE 2021 Application Closed on February 1, 2021**

For those students who were accepted for SURE 2020 , who still meet the eligibility requirements, you will be given priority for acceptance to the program pending funding availability

Due to evolving concerns related to COVID-19, our program may be modified and/or canceled. Please continue to monitor this website for further updates. 


About the Program

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The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is a summer internship program designed to train undergraduate students in biomedical science research.  During the 10 week program, selected participants are assigned a mentor, placed in a laboratory, and are provided a hands-on opportunity to train and learn more about our degree programs in the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences.

Application Process and Requirements

Please read the instructions and eligibility requirements thoroughly before starting your application. Along with the application, the student is required to submit the following:

  • Names and valid e-mail addresses for two faculty recommendations
  • Scanned copy of current unofficial transcripts
Click here to review the application process, eligibility requirements, and to submit an application to the UMMC SURE program.


The 10-week summer program begins Tuesday, June 1, 2021, and ends Friday, August 6, 2021. At the end of the 10 weeks, a celebratory award ceremony is held in which students give oral and poster presentations on their research.

Financial Information

Participants receive a stipend of $4,000 and are required to work the full 10 weeks of this program.


Complete applications with faculty recommendations must be received by Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 in order to be considered eligible for consideration.


  • Jessie Bowman
    Project Manager
    School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
    (601) 984-1199