How To Apply to the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)


We invite domestic and international undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are contemplating a career in biomedically related sciences to apply to the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). Students interested in applying can complete and submit our online application.

Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have completed college-level general biology and/or introductory chemistry, have taken some advanced science courses, and have research experience.

In addition to the application form and admissions essay, students should submit an official transcript from their college. Transcripts can be e-mailed to or mailed to:

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue, Box 441
New York, NY 10065

Two letters of recommendation must also be submitted via our online submission system. These letters should be written by faculty members who are familiar with the student’s academic progress and credentials. Students with research experience must submit letters from their research mentors/advisors.

The application is now open. The application and all supporting documents must be submitted by the February 3 deadline. Applicants generally receive an email message notifying them of a decision between March 1 and March 15.