2016 UGSRF Fellows at EB 20172011 UGSRF Jeff Engle explaining his research2011 UGSRF Amy Shiah explaining her research2011 UGSRF Michael Gowen in the lab

The Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship program funds 12 full-time undergraduate students with little or no laboratory research experience to work for 10 weeks during the summer in the laboratory of an APS member-researcher. Additional fellowships are available thanks to funding from The Hearst Foundations. Each student has his/her own research question to work on during the summer. The intent of this program is to excite and encourage students to pursue a career as a basic research scientist.

In addition, Fellows receive travel funds to attend and present their research data at the following year's APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology, which is a multi-society interdisciplinary, biomedical, and scientific meeting. There are many opportunities for the students to engage and network with other undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers at the meeting, in addition to all the scientific presentations and posters they can attend.

The Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship program was established in 2000 as an initiative of the Career Opportunities in Physiology Committee and APS Council and is supported by the APS and a grant from The Hearst Foundations (awarded in 2017).