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INBRE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (iSURF) Program

2024 iSURF and iSURF Flex  – Program Period May 13 – July 15

General Eligibility – Program applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or possess a valid Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
  • Be currently enrolled in a STEM degree program at NSU.
  • Not have already earned a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field.
  • Be expected to graduate after Fall 2024 or later.
  • Be enrolled in Fall 2024 courses at NSU by the start of the summer program.

1. iSURF Program – (Full time schedule, 40 hrs/week, totaling 337 hours of research over ~9-week period)

Program participants must:

  • be able to commit 40 hours a week to research Monday – Friday (~9 weeks)
  • not hold other employment during program period
  • not enroll in summer courses during program period

Students admitted to the program can earn up to $6,000 by engaging in mentored research throughout the program duration

2. *iSURF- FLEX Program – (Flexible schedule totaling 200 hours of research over ~9-week period)

Program participants must:

  • be enrolled in BIOL 450L for Spring 2024
  • successful completion of BIOL450L course in Spring 2024.
  • be able to commit multiple days per week to research as determined by faculty mentor (~26 days)
  • attend weekly workshops and journal clubs (typically 2-4 workshops per week)
  • provide rationale in personal statement/narrative as to why you cannot participate in the regular 9-week iSURF program

Students admitted to the program can earn up to $3,560 by engaging in mentored research throughout the program duration!

*Important Note: The iSURF-Flex program has limited availability. While iSURF-Flex may be suitable for certain students, we highly encourage applying for the iSURF regular full-time program to optimize your experience. For aspiring researchers, committing to full-time research (approximately 40 hours per week) provides a deep and immersive learning experience, fostering strong camaraderie throughout the day and week. This approach guarantees uninterrupted engagement, enabling students to hone their research skills, connect with peers and mentors, and build valuable networks without disruptions from the intermittent scheduling of iSURF-Flex.

Apply for the 2024 iSURF Program

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please ensure all required information is provided. Application closes on December 4, 2023.