Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences

The Summer Undergrad Research Program

Online Application

Apply to SURP at Einstein: Online Application
Application Deadline for Summer 2024: February 1, 2024.

Program Dates 

Start date: Wednesday, May 30, 2024
End date: Wednesday, July 30, 2024

Program Eligibility

Please be aware of some general eligibility guidelines:

  • You must be a U.S Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • You must be completing your junior year (in rare instances, sophomores with strong science backgrounds are considered). At this time we are unable to consider students in their freshman year or students who will have graduated by the start of the program (end of May/early June)

Program Overview

Each summer the Einstein Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) brings together 50 college students for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to conduct laboratory research 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 early-June for an eight-week laboratory-based 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.

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

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

SURP Housing and Stipend

  • 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) *