F-CVC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program Application

The stipend will be paid via bi-weekly paychecks (direct deposit available) at a rate of $15 per hour (pre-tax) for ten weeks of full-time work (40 hours per week). The F-CVC SURF program is expected to start Tuesday, May 30, 2023, and ends the first week of August. Exact program dates are subject to change pending the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Fellows are expected to work in their mentor’s lab, attend weekly SURF seminar series, participate in organized social events, and at the end of the summer, present their summer research findings at the End of Summer Symposium where fellows give an oral PowerPoint presentation.

Although the program is hosted by the University of Michigan, applicants accepted into the program will be hired as temporary employees of Michigan Medicine to participate as an F-CVC SURF Fellow. Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Upon acceptance into the program, you will be expected to complete the required screening/testing promptly. Failure to complete or pass required screening/testing will lead to a rescinded fellowship offer.

As we plan for the upcoming program, we are reminded that the future is uncertain due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are planning to host an in-person program this summer, but pending the current state of the pandemic, policies implemented by The University of Michigan, U-M Provost Office, State of Michigan, Washtenaw County Health Department, CDC program dates and format are subject to change. 

Fellows participating in the F-CVC SURF program will be expected to abide by U-M guidelines and policies. Visit our FAQ Page for more information on the application process. Visit our COVID-19 page for COVID-19 specific expectations and policies.

To ensure your application is complete, review this CHECKLIST prior to beginning and before submitting your application.  If you have questions, please contact the program coordinator at FCVC-SURF@med.umich.edu or visit our website at https://tinyurl.com/fcvcsurf

The deadline for applicants to SUBMIT their application is January 31, 2023 (11:59 PM EST).  

The deadline for recommenders to SUBMIT their letters of recommendation is Sunday, February 5, 2023 (11:59 PM EST)

If recommenders experience issues with submitting letters to the SurveyMonkey portal, letters should be emailed to FCVC-SURF@med.umich.edu. Make sure this email contains the recommender's name and the applicant's name in the email.  


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