The SURF program (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) is made up of three different fellowship programs that all, in their own way, provide UC Berkeley undergraduates with financial and intellectual support to carry out dynamic research projects during the summer.
The SURF L&S fellowship allows UC Berkeley undergraduates in the College of Letters and Science to spend the summer doing concentrated research in preparation for a senior thesis. Fellows receive $4000.
The SURF Rose Hills Experience fellowshipallows UC Berkeley sophomores and juniors in certain math, science, and engineering majors (L&S, CNR, COE, C. Chem) to immerse themselves in full-time summer research supporting a research project that is designed and directed by a faculty member. Fellows receive $6000.
The SURF Rose Hills Independent fellowship is for UC Berkeley juniors in the summer before their senior year who are intending to do research projects of their own design as part of a senior thesis for a major. Graduating seniors are also eligible. Fellows receive $6000.
The SURF L&S fellowships are generously supported by a collection of private donors; the Rose Hills fellowships are generously supported by the Rose Hills Foundation.