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SURP Students

The 2017 SURP students conducted research full-time all summer and finished the program with a poster show where they shared what they had learned.

Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

Offered by the UMD Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, this 10-week program gives UMD undergraduate students the chance to partner with a member of the Chemistry graduate faculty in analytical, biochemistry, biogeochemistry, bioinorganic, biophysical, computational, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry research.

Application Details

  • The online application for the summer of 2020 program is now CLOSED. The application deadline is Friday, February 21, 2020.

  • Applicants must be UMD undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry who have completed at least two years of college-level chemistry and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

  • SURP Award winners are expected to complete a total of 10 weeks, approximately 40 hours per week, between May 26 and July 31, 2020.

  • Each participant is awarded $4,300. Housing, health insurance, and transportation are not included in this award.

  • Preference is given to students completing their third year of UMD Chemistry or Biochemistry curriculum, planning to attend graduate school and those that have not previously received a SURP award.

  • In addition to working on their research, participants are required to attend weekly seminars, research group meetings, recreational activities, and the SURP Poster Symposium.

  • Recommendation letters are due at the same time as the student application deadline.

For more information, you can contact:

Dr. Katie Schreiner
2020 SURP Committee Chair
(218) 726-7587
Jennifer Bucsko
Office and Administrative Services Supervisor 
(218) 726-8832