Program Overview

SHURP is a ten-week summer research program primarily for college students belonging to groups that are under-represented in the sciences. SHURP presently has over 600 alumni from colleges across the country, and over 90% are continuing or planning to continue training and careers in the sciences. SHURP is one of the summer research programs participating in the Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) of the Leadership Alliance, a consortium of over 30 colleges and universities dedicated to improving the participation of historically underrepresented students in graduate programs.
To be eligible for SHURP, applicants must:
  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the United States or its territories, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Will not have completed their BA/BS degree by June 2021.
  • Be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Are considering careers in biological or biomedical research sciences.
  • Have already had at least one summer (or equivalent term-time) of experience in a research  laboratory.
  • Have taken at least one upper-level biology course that includes molecular biology.
  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents (due to requirements of our federal funding).

*SHURP 2021 will be 9 weeks from June 7 - August 6.

*Due to COVID-19, SHURP 2021 will be offered in a virtual format to ensure the safety of students, staff, and faculty.

*Due to the academic schedule of those students on the quarter system, dates may be modified for those students.