Undergraduate Research and Creative Works

Preview of Summer Research Application Questions for SuRF & SuRPS

Undergraduate Summer Research Programs Application Questions: SuRF & SuRPS

Welcome to the application for summer research at High Point University.   HPU offers three summer research programs.   Summer Research Program in the Sciences (SuRPS) is a competitive program for  about 26 undergraduate Research Assistant positions with faculty in biology, chemistry, and physics. Congdon School of Health Sciences – Summer Research Fellowship (SuRF) is a highly competitive program for  about 10 undergraduate research positions with faculty in the Health Sciences. Students involved in this program publish manuscripts with faculty in esteemed peer-reviewed journals and consistently present their findings at national and international scientific symposia.  Familiarize yourself with the questions below and the faculty mentor summaries on the website and submit your application online.


HPU Student ID Number

HPU Email Address

Cell Phone Number (No dashes or spaces)

Permanent Home Mailing Address

Expected Graduation Date

What is your class status at the time of this application?

Are you in good standing with the school? (Defined as having a 2.0 GPA or higher, not on attendance or professional probation)

What is your cumulative GPA as of the most recent Fall semester? Please note: SuRF does have a cumulative GPA requirement of 3.0 (Can be found under MyStuff ⇒ Students ⇒ Program Evaluation ⇒ Combined GPA Earned)

If you are applying to SuRPS or SuRF, please also report your cumulative science GPA as of the most recent Fall semester.  Please Note: Science GPA consists of courses with the prefixes of: ANA, ATR, BCH, BIO, BMC, CHM, EPY, EXS, NTR, PAS, PHS, PHY (To calculate science GPA visit this GPA calculator and include all science courses)

Are you or were you in the Research Rookies Program?

  • I was never in the Research Rookies program.
  • I started the Research Rookies program but did not finish.
  • I am currently in the Research Rookies Program.
  • I am a Research Apprentice!


Second Major (if applicable)

Minor or Concentration (if applicable)

Second Minor or Concentration (if applicable)

Have you participated in research or creative projects or research papers in the past in class or independently?

If you have conducted research in the past, please clarify the context under which you have conducted research. Were the projects assignments in class? Have you done an independent project and if so with whom did you work and did you receive course credit?

Do you expect to live on campus for the summer?  You will be able to move into summer housing the Monday after graduation and you must vacate housing by July 31.

  • Yes, I will take advantage of free summer housing
  • No, I will make other arrangements for housing.

You have an option of projects you may request to work on. You will need to choose the top three mentors with whom you would like to work. Please review the faculty projects.

Describe your desired outcome and what you hope to accomplish with this research: (i.e. I want to present at a conference, I want to build my resumé for graduate school or a career, I want to master a skill, etc.)

How will these potential outcomes benefit you in your college or professional career?




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Dr. Joanne Altman, Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works

Phone: 336-841-9613

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