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Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Summer 2013 Students Told Us... 

"The day I arrived, my mentor motivated and pushed me to learn more and do more for the research project." 

"I really feel that I now know what working full-time in a lab feels like, and the fact that I enjoyed it cemented my decision to pursue a career in research." 

"Wouldn't have traded this summer experience for anything else!" 

"I liked getting to go to seminars with faculty in various areas of research." 

"I got to do research, meet some good people, and go to the Bronx Zoo!" 

Monday, June 9 - Thursday, July 31, 2014

Each summer the Einstein Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) brings together 50 college students each summer for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to conduct original research in a laboratory at one of the world's top-ranking scientific institutions. The program is designed for undergraduates with a strong background in science who are considering a research career.

Program Features

SURP students arrive at Einstein in mid-June for a nine-week research laboratory work experience. Students are matched to a laboratory in the area of interest they indicate on their application. At the end of the program, students present their research in a poster session.


Faculty Seminar
In addition to research, SURP students participate in a variety of complementary scientific activities:

  • small-group meetings to discuss their research with other students
  • weekly faculty seminars on leading-edge research topics
  • a workshop on ethical issues in science and medicine
  • a career planning workshop


Campus Tour
During their seven-week stay, SURP students are considered members of Einstein’s student body, making them eligible to take part in all social activities on campus. In addition, several trips and activities are planned specifically for SURP students.

  • a day at the Bronx Zoo
  • a student mixer
  • student-faculty luncheons and barbecues

The SURP summer internship experience includes:

  • free housing in the student residence complex on the Einstein campus
  • $3,000 stipend
  • up to $500 in transportation assistance (for students who live outside the New York City metropolitan area only; international travel cannot be reimbursed)

Admission and Application

Eligibility 

Outstanding undergraduate students considering the SURP program must meet the following criteria:

  • A strong background in the sciences (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, bioengineering or chemical engineering, etc.).
  • Completion of junior year in college. In rare instances, sophomores with strong science and/or research backgrounds may be considered. Freshmen and seniors (graduating in Spring/Summer 2014) will not be considered.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.

How to Apply

Application Deadline - February 1

Application for 2015 SURP application will open November 1, 2014. 
Completed online application must by submitted by February 1. Supporting materials can be received after the deadline.

Admission to the program is very competitive. Students are urged to submit their applications as early as possible. Please review eligibility requirements listed above.

Application Materials 

  1. Completed online application 
  2. academic transcripts
  3. letters of recommendation

Send supporting materials to:


Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Einstein Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Ave - Belfer 203
Bronx, NY 10461

Students may track the status of their letters of recommendation via the online application system.


There is no need to contact us with questions about transcripts—we will notify you if your transcript has not been received.


Due to the overwhelming number of applications, we are unable to respond personally to questions regarding your application status. You will be notified by email on or about May 1 if your application is still under consideration for the Summer Undergraduate Research Program.


If accepted, you will need to submit a completed medical form by May 15, 2015.


If you have additional questions, please contact us at surp@einstein.yu.edu 

Please note: Students of Yeshiva University and Stern College must apply using the regular online application. YU and SC undergraduate students should contact Dr. Barry Potvin.

 

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Number of scientific papers published last year

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Scientific Laboratories

$170 million

Einstein's NIH Funding for 2011

4

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