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Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Note for applicants: The 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Program may be conducted virtually due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.


Online Application

The application deadline for Summer 2022 will be February 1, 2022. The Summer 2022 application cycle will open in November 2021.


Program Dates 

Start date: TBA
End date: TDA


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 (for 2022 subject to change)
  • a student mixer
  • student-faculty luncheons and barbecues (for 2022 subject to change)

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) * 

* if program is run virtually for 2021, participants will not be provided housing in the student residence complex and will not be eligible for transportation assistance.

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