A program that enables University of Arizona students to experience how research is done.

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) awarded the University of Arizona a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) grant. Five students will be funded each year. The ASPET SURF fellows are part of UBRP and work in ASPET members’ laboratories. ASPET SURF fellows attend UBRP activities and participate in a special luncheon during the summer with faculty members who are part of ASPET. ASPET SURF fellows will receive a free student membership in ASPET which entitles them to apply for travel funds to present at ASPET meetings as well as other benefits. Students should apply via the UBRP Program.

Native American Cancer Prevention Program – Summer Internship
Designed to facilitate the entry of Native Americans into biomedical research and healthcare professions while engaging communities in research and training relevant to their needs. Research projects include laboratory, field-based and community-based participatory research. NACP Summer research internships for University of Arizona undergraduate students are offered in conjunction with the Undergraduate Biology Research Program. Participants work for 12 weeks full time in the summer.

Environmental Health Sciences Transformative Research Undergraduate Experience
The UA EHS-TRUE program is a prestigious, National Institutes of Health-funded undergraduate research training program, targeting students from backgrounds under-represented in the sciences, that will pay you to conduct environmental health science research with some of the leading experts in this exciting area. The program offers each participant two years of paid year-round (15 hours/week during classes, 35 hours/week in summer) training and research experience in EHS-TRUE faculty mentors’ research groups to help develop an understanding of environmental health sciences, to apply classroom learning to research in environmental health, and to aid in deciding on a career path. Students take an introduction to environmental health sciences course and an introduction to biomedical research careers course during their two years in the program and participate in activities (workshops, retreats, scientific conferences) to expand their research experience. The goal of EHS-TRUE is to prepare undergraduates from under-represented backgrounds to enter graduate programs in the environmental health sciences.