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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

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 summer 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
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The summer program generally begins in June and concludes in early August each year. At the end of the program, a celebratory ceremony is held in which students give oral and poster presentations on their research. Tentative dates for the 2024 SURE Program are Monday, June 3rd through Friday, July 26th. 

Financial Information

Participants receive a stipend of $4,000 and are required to work the full length of the summer program.


Complete applications with faculty recommendations must be received by Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. Applicants must meet all program requirements in addition to submitting a completed application by the deadline in order to be eligible for consideration.


  • Melody Turner
    Project Manager II
    Director of Discovery U Programs
    School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
    (601) 984-1204

SURE Participant Photos and Testimonials

SURE student poster presentation
“I felt like I was actually doing something important and worthwhile; doing the research, analyzing the data, and putting together [a] poster all gave me a sense of direction and passion, and I'm so happy to get to look back upon everything I've done this summer and think
SURE classroom lecture
SURE Group photo
SURE students in lab doing hands-on activities
SURE student poster presentation
SURE student poster presentation
SURE student poster presentation
SURE student certificate ceremony
SURE student poster presentation