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Frequently Asked Questions
How are applicants chosen for the program?
Admission to the SURP program is based on the applicant’s academic record, recommendations, personal statement, academic and professional goals especially as they relate toward future careers in biomedical research. All applications are reviewed by an admissions committee composed of faculty from the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.
How many people do you admit to the SURP program?
We admit approximately 8-12 students.
How do I submit my application materials?
The application, personal statement, recommendations, unofficial transcript and current resume (optional) must be submitted using our online application process. Application instructions are listed on the application page.
Who should write a letter of recommendation for me?
Faculty members or other individuals who know you well and can evaluate your academic potential and/or have supervised your involvement in research. Recommendations should communicate information about your academic achievements, potential as a researcher, general character and work ethic. We strongly recommend that you contact your professors well in advance of the February 15, 2013 deadline so that your application will be included within our applicant pool.
I am not a member of an underrepresented minority or disadvantaged group. Can I apply to the summer program?
Yes. We welcome applications from all eligible undergraduate students interested in participating in the summer undergraduate research program; however, the number of applications we receive normally allows us to fill all internships with highly qualified students who are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.
I am a BU Student. Can I apply to the summer program?
Yes. If you are a BU student you can apply to the program; however, SURP is primarily designed for students from other colleges and universities.
I am not a US citizen or Permanent Resident (green card holder) of the US. Can I apply?
No. Unfortunately our funding allows us to offer fellowships only to US citizens and Permanent Residents. However, we recommend that you link to the summer opportunities section of Boston University’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) to find out about other programs which may not have this funding restriction.
Will I be notified when my application is complete?
You will be notified by email when your application is complete. Your application is considered complete when your application and all supplementary materials are received, including your unofficial transcript and two recommendations.
When will I find out if I have been accepted?
All final decisions will be made by March 30, 2013.
How do I know who my faculty mentor will be?
We do our best to match you with a faculty mentor whose research interests are similar to yours.
What is the summer research symposium?
Students will have the opportunity to present their research at a symposium hosted by the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences during the last week of the summer program. The symposium showcases your accomplishments and professional development.
What type of housing do you offer?
Participants are provided with Boston University housing in an apartment-style double room for the duration of the program. These apartments house two students, include a living(common) room, kitchen and bathroom. We do not have housing for married students or any other couple arrangements.
Will I be on a meal plan?
Students can choose to prepare meals in their apartment and/or use some of their stipend to purchase a Boston University meal plan. Each apartment includes kitchen facilities. Students will have to supply their own kitchen supplies.
Should I bring a car?
We don’t recommend a car. Boston is a “walkable” city and has an excellent public transportation system.
Who do I contact if I have other questions?
Please email Linda Zimmerman (email@example.com) or call 617-638-5704.