Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

For nearly 40 years, the Department of Pharmacology has sponsored a Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) designed to introduce college students to basic laboratory research. This 10-week program is sponsored by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). The program is aimed at providing students with background and skills essential for a career in pharmacological or other bioscience research. Our mission is to train and foster the next generations of researchers and medical or pharmacy doctors who will have a deep understanding and passion for the scientific basis of their careers. 


The application itself is electronic and automatically sent when the online form is submitted. Letters of recommendation will be solicited by email according to the addresses provided in the online form.

  • Applications will be accepted Nov. 1, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020
  • The program begins May 26, 2020 and ends July 31, 2020
  • Applicants are solely responsible for acquiring and uploading reference letters
  • Alternatively, letters may be sent to Dr. Marcin Golczak at

Application Deadline Jan. 31, 2020

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Transcripts must be mailed to:

SURP Admissions
Attn: Dr. Marcin Golczak
Wood Bldg., W321
Department of Pharmacology
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-4965