The WashU Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (BioSURF) introduces WashU undergraduate students to research in the life sciences under the guidance of WashU faculty mentors. BioSURF is modeled on the grant-seeking process, and students gain a sophisticated and practical knowledge of the research enterprise as they enter the research environment and network within the community of scientists.
Has a professor sparked your interest in a topic during a course? Is there a project or an area of research that you have been dying to explore? If so, you may want to consider research as an undergraduate. Undergraduate research gives you a chance to dig deeper into a discipline with the guidance of a faculty mentor.Start Here
About Our Office
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) serves as a valuable resource for students beginning to explore the concept of undergraduate research. From helping students discern their own research paths and find a mentor, to connecting them to research funding and programs at WashU and beyond, to providing opportunities to share their work, we support all undergraduates, in all disciplines, and in all schools.
Undergraduate Research at WashU
Research expands your learning. At WashU, research isn’t just for faculty and graduate students, and it’s not restricted to a science lab. No matter what you're studying, you will find research opportunities that add meaning and depth as you contribute to the world's body of knowledge.
Have questions about undergraduate research?
The Office of Undergraduate Research provides guidance and resources to students interested in pursuing research. Reach out to us today to make an appointment with a member of our team to learn more.Make an Appointment