Funded by the Duke Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, SURPH@Duke will inaugurate its first Summer Undergraduate Research in PHarmacology and Cancer Biology fellowship in June, 2013. The SURPH@Duke fellowship is targeted to rising seniors at any US university or college.
This eight-week summer research experience focuses on learning how scientific discovery at the bench can be translated to treatment of disease. Students will train with a faculty mentor and carry out an independent research project in Duke’s Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology. The purpose of the fellowship is to: 1) immerse students in areas of biomedical science such as pharmacology that are not readily accessible on undergraduate campuses, 2) expose students to the connection between biomedical research and drug discovery, and 3) create networking opportunities for students to pursue graduate study in biomedical science.
In addition to a rich scientific program, SURPH@Duke will feature visits to unique Duke destinations and excursions in Durham and the nearby Research Triangle Park. The fellows are encouraged to explore this unique rapidly, developing part of the nation.
Eligible applicants are those who are juniors at US colleges and universities (graduation year of 2014). We encourage those who feel disadvantaged in educational advancement and those of minority groups to apply. Selection criteria are based on the following: academic record (including extracurricular activities), personal statement, short answer responses, and letters of recommendation.
The SURPH@Duke is an 8-week full time fellowship, thus, students may not be involved in any other concurrent program or take simultaneous summer classes.
The SURPH@Duke application must be filled out online.
It is strongly recommended that the applicant download the PDF version of the application prior to filling it out online. Students should complete the short answers in a Word processing program and then copy and paste them into the online application. Once the online application is started, it must be completed in one sitting.
Some of the items that students will be asked to provide include:
Students will be asked to choose 3 faculty mentors for the summer research based on their interests. To review the participating faculties’ interests, click here.