The CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program (C-SURP)

Who Is Eligible:

The program is open to students currently studying in any CUNY two-year or four-year college or any four-year accredited college in the USA. Students at four-year colleges should currently be in their sophomore or junior year and students at two-year colleges should have completed at least 30 credit hours at the time of application. Applicants should have a background in science or engineering.

Participants of C-SURP may not take classes or hold other jobs for the duration of the program and are expected to attend all scheduled C-SURP seminars and activities. Due to the high number of applications, students who have previously participated in C-SURP are not eligible to reapply.



Application Requirements:

  1. Online application form. (to access, click "apply now" button below)
  2. Personal statement. In 500 words or less, describe your goals as a participant of the CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program, any prior research experience, and future career goals. Personal statements must be submitted in PDF format with the online application form.
  3. Copy of academic transcript. Transcripts may be official OR unofficial. Transcripts must be submitted in PDF format with the online application form.
  4. One letter of recommendation from a professorRecommendation letters must be on university letterhead and must be submitted via email to by the applicant OR the faculty member.

Deadline: 01/31/2019 Based on last year's deadline.
Amount: $3,500.00
How to apply:

The program, C-SURP will provide an intensive eight-week research experience and expose talented students interested in research careers in the sciences or engineering. Students will be paired with faculty mentors, attend weekly workshops and will receive a stipend of up to $3500, metrocards, and a "cultural passport" to visit museums and other attractions. Information regarding the areas of research at The City University of New York can be found at the following site:

CUNY Science Undergraduate Research Program