The CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program

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Deadline: January 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

How to apply? Submit your application here.

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The City University of New York's 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (C-SURP) invites applications from talented undergraduates interested in research careers in the sciences.

C-SURP-Group_350      Pictured above at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, the CSURP Class of 2015



Be sure to carefully read the guidlines before applying.




C-SURP is a ten-week program that offers hands-on research experience and is open to students interested in five key research areas: environmental science, nanoscience, neuroscience, photonics, and structural biology.



All CUNY undergraduates completing their sophomore or junior year may apply. CUNY Community College students with at least 30 credits at the time of application are also encouraged to apply. CSURP is also open to students enrolled at universities in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. 



PLEASE NOTE: The program runs from June 6 – August 11, 2016, offers students limited housing, and includes a $4,000 stipend and three monthly Metro Cards. Successful applicants will be matched with a faculty mentor at one of CUNY's eleven senior colleges.



Rachel Hecht, Hunter College


"My project this summer was to study the optical properties of 2D materials… I loved it! I learned a lot. I learned a lot about theory.”



Daniel Rivera, Queens College


"I saw that there was an opportunity to do 10 weeks of research for the summer and to be overseen by a mentor, and I thought, “well this would be really great... Given my prior experience with research, I knew that [C-SURP] would be something that I would enjoy.”



Rinzhi Laracque, CSI


"My initial plan was to apply for dental school, but after this program I grew a huge interest in computer science. [My project] is like, computer science, chemistry, and bio. I just find this really fascinating. So I’m considering a Ph.D. program.”