The SURF program (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) is made up of five 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 $5000.


  • The SURF Rose Hills Experience fellowship allows UC Berkeley sophomores and juniors from Southern California in certain math, science, and engineering majors to immerse themselves in full-time summer research supporting a research project that is designed and directed by a faculty member. Fellows receive $5000.


  • 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. Students must have permanent residence in Southern California and be part of certain STEM majors. Graduating seniors are also eligible. Fellows receive $5000.


  • The SURF Math Team Fellowship is for a team of four UC Berkeley math majors of any year to propose a summer research project under the mentorship of a UC Berkeley math professor. Each team member receives a $5000 fellowship, and the faculty mentor receives $2500 in research funds.


  • The SURF-SMART (Student Mentoring and Research Teams) is a program that enables doctoral students to create mentored research opportunities for undergraduate students at UC Berkeley. The program provides summer funding for both graduate and undergraduate participants and opportunities to share research results on campus and at national conferences. Each SURF-SMART undergraduate fellow receives a $5000 fellowship, and the graduate student Mentors receive a stipend from the Graduate Division.
The SURF fellowships are generously supported by a collection of private donors, as well as by the Rose Hills Foundation. 

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