Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Applying To SURF 

Applications for SURF 2023 Are Due By 11:59pm March 1st

The application worksheet for SURF 2023 is now available and the application portal is live. If you are applying to SURF 2023, we strongly encourage you to attend one of the Information Sessions and also plan to attend an application workshop in the Spring.

In the meantime, please use worksheet below to begin preparing your application for SURF 2023.

Below you will find links to the materials to prepare your application. When you are ready to submit your application, please click on the blue application portal.

Please Note: In order to access the application materials (both the portal and worksheets), you must login from a bMail (berkeley.edu) account.

Application Worksheets

Application Portal

Faculty Recommendation Portal

Applicants are responsible for sending this link to the Faculty Recommendation Portal to their mentors. Applications will be considered incomplete without a letter of recommendation.

Application Checklist:

  • Attend a SURF Information Session (see the Resources submenu)
  • Review the eligibility criteria (see the Fellowships submenu)
  • Prepare a draft of the application, using a worksheet (linked above) and attend a proposal writing workshop in the Spring to get feedback on your proposal
  • Send a draft of your proposal to your faculty mentor along with a link to the Faculty Recommendation Portal, where they will submit their letter of recommendation.