Application Process

We are no longer accepting applications for the summer of 2018. Our application for summer 2019 will be available in September. If you have already applied for this summer, you can check your application status online.


Each year, approximately 130 undergraduate students from around the U.S. come to Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, to work beside both young and established scientists on a broad range of biomedical research questions.

A select number of fellowships are also available at the Mayo Clinic campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona.

How to apply

The 2018 program will run from Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, Aug. 3.

Your application and all supporting documentation must be received by Feb. 1.

  1. Online application. Complete the online SURF application offered through the ApplyYourself application website.
  2. Supporting documentation. Submit these materials:
    • A current transcript
    • Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or undergraduate teachers
    • A one- to two-page description of your career goals, and the steps you have already taken to achieve those goals
Feb. 09, 2018