Jeff Metcalf Summer for Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF)
The Jeff Metcalf SURF Program is an opportunity exposing University of Chicago students to the world-class science conducted at the MBL.
The Marine Biological laboratory (MBL), founded in 1888 on Cape Cod in the village of Woods Hole Massachusetts, is a private nonprofit research institution and affiliate of the University of Chicago. An international center for innovation in scientific research and education, the MBL has drawn the world’s greatest minds in science to carry out some of their most creative and far-reaching work.
The Jeff Metcalf Undergraduate Scholars targets first through fourth year undergraduate students. It is designed to help students explore science beyond their core courses and immerse in comprehensive discovery research over a 10-week summer experience. Augmenting student learning are career enrichment opportunities such as weekly lunch seminars with MBL faculty, evening science lectures, professional development opportunities, social and cultural engagements and a chance to go on an excursion aboard the research vessel Gemma. These experiences are tailored to foster student-faculty relationships, help to develop academic and professional credentials and aid students in refining their career goals.
Students will apply through the UChicago Career Advancement platform HandShake. Previous Jeff Metcalf MBL Fellows are encouraged to reapply!