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. 
  • SURF L&S fellowships allos 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.
  • SURF Rose Hills fellowships allow UC Berkeley sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduating seniors from Southern California in certain math, science, and engineering majors to immerse themselves in full-time summer research, supporting both independent and faculty-led research projects. 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.
  • Sponsored by the Gates Foundation, the SURF UROC fellowships support undergraduate students affiliated with the Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) Program, who are researching topics related to global health, global development, global advocacy and policy, gender equity, economic mobility and opportunity, or educational pathways in the United States. The goal of this program is to facilitate research experiences for underrepresented students. Each fellow receives a $5000 stipend.
  • 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 and the Gates Foundation.

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