To be considered for the Molecular Visualization SURF program, an applicant:

  • Must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior who attends a university in the United States
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Must possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Must have completed introductory courses in biology, chemistry, or physics
  • Must be able to devote yourself to full-time research for the duration of the 10-week Molecular Visualization SURF program (May 25 – July 30)


  • Applicants who express commitment to careers in science will be preferred
  • Previous independent research experience is not required
  • Students from underrepresented groups (including, but not limited to, ethnic minorities, first generation college students, students from low income areas, students with disabilities, LGBTQ+, etc…) are strongly encouraged to apply