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Undergraduate Opportunities

Biochemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF) Program

A ten week program providing students with hands-on experience in an active research laboratory under the direction of an established scientist. The research involves planning and performing experiments to answer questions of interest in contemporary biochemistry.

Biomedical Scholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Biomedical Scholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program offers research opportunities in the laboratories of faculty in free radical and radiation biology, genetics, human toxicology, immunology, molecular medicine, and neuroscience.

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

SHPEP at the University of Iowa is a free, six-week summer program for undergraduate students interested in health professional careers. Students who complete our program are guaranteed an admissions interview at the Carver College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, and College of Pharmacy.

Summer Microbiology Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program 

A ten-week program designed for undergraduate students studying microbiology or other biological sciences who are interested in a career in science.

Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

An award-winning program designed to provide promising underrepresented undergraduate students with in-depth research experiences.

Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program

The Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program offers an intensive experience for undergraduates interested in combined MD/PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist.

UI Premed Student Summer Research Internships

A pilot project for Summer 2021 to provide opportunities for UI undergraduate premed students to perform a project with a faculty member over an 8-week period that will lead to the submission of a first and last author publication for the student and faculty member, respectively, by the end of the internship. 

Fostering Undergraduate Talent- Uniting Research and Education (FUTURE) in Biomedicine Program

The FUTURE in Biomedicine Program develops research and learning partnerships with professors from Iowa colleges that do not offer doctoral programs. The program opens University of Iowa laboratories to Iowa college professors.  Undergraduate students may be selected to accompany their faculty advisors.