Undergraduate Research Programs


The following standing biomedical research opportunities are available to Duke and non-Duke students

Amgen Scholars Program at Duke

Description: The Amgen Scholars Program (ASP) at Duke provides an intensive research experience for undergraduates interested in biotechnology and drug discovery. Scholars conduct independent research with outstanding faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students on diverse projects linked to drug discovery.  

Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (B-SURF)

Description: B-SURF is an 8-week summer research program for rising sophomores (currently enrolled Duke students). Students are accepted and placed in one of Duke's biological and biomedical science laboratories

Duke BioCoRE 

Description: The Duke BioCoRE provides paid research-intensive lab experiences for undergraduates within Duke Labs.  Two programs are available to undergraduates, the BioCoRE Summer Scholar Program, an 8 week intensive summer research experience and BioCoRE explorers, a semester commitment o f10 research hours per week during the semester.  For additional information:  

Summer Training in Academic Research (STAR) Program

The Summer Training in Academic Research (STAR) Program provides a high-quality, 8-week clinical research experience for undergraduate students, high school students, and middle and high school teachers during the summer academic break.

Summer Scholars Program in Genome Sciences and Medicine 

Description: The Summer Scholars Program in Genome Sciences and Medicine supported by an R25 grant from the National Institutes of Health, is an annual 10-week program through participation in a training program  focused on genome science. This program is open to full-time first- and second-year underrepresented minority (URM) students at any college or university. Fro additional information: