Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Offering students opportunities to work closely with faculty mentors on cutting-edge research projects.

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About SURF

Student fellows work closely with faculty and engage as junior research partners on faculty-led projects across the disciplinary spectrum. Students working as fellows gain valuable experience while assisting faculty with their research. Each fellow spends half-time or more on a twelve-week project and receives a stipend for participation.

Faculty and students have teamed up on SURF projects in a variety of fields including:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Cybersecurity
  • Dance/movement studies
  • Ecology
  • Human rights
  • Indigenous studies 
  • Literature and literary arts
  • Urban planning

Check out our SURF Highlights and History page for more information about past projects and topics.

Current Projects 

Learn about our current projects and what the program is exploring this year. Find detailed information about each project, including fellowship requirements, on the application page. 

2024 Projects Coming in February

2024 Projects will be posted February 2024. Applications will open March 2024.