SURGH offers Harvard undergraduates the opportunity to research critical issues in global health under the direction of a Harvard faculty or affiliate mentor. Students in SURGH receive housing in the Harvard Undergraduate Research Village and a stipend for living expenses. The summer savings requirement is also provided for students who are on financial aid.
Throughout the summer, participants in SURGH have the opportunity to interact with students in the other on-campus research programs (PRISE, BLISS, PRIMO, and SHARP). They learn from each other and from professionals in the global health field through weekly multidisciplinary seminars. This joint programming facilitates connections to other areas of science and social science beyond just those traditionally considered the “health” sphere. Students also present their research findings at the conclusion of the program.
All returning Harvard College undergraduates (current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors) are eligible to apply for a SURGH placement.
You can find the description of all 2016 SURGH research placements here. Please note the deadline for 2016 has passed and we are no longer accepting applications.