Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

The SURF Program comprises Two different fellowships

Benefits of these fellowships

In addition to receiving funding, all SURF fellows are assigned to small groups, which meet periodically throughout the summer. Although faculty sponsors serve as primary research mentors, small-group meetings build community within the SURF cohort, connecting students with peers who are grappling with similar issues. SURF fellows also benefit from workshops devoted to promoting fellows’ professional development and building research-related skills.

Commitments and Responsibilities

Fellows are expected to work full-time on their research projects for two months during the summer. Additionally all SURF fellows are required to:

  • Submit a pre-SURF program survey
  • Submit a headshot and project description at the beginning of the summer to be posted on the SURF website.
  • Attend orientation, a series of summer workshops, and small group meetings
  • Submit a mid-summer progress report
  • Prepare a 10-minute formal presentation of your research findings 
  • Submit a post-SURF program evaluation, including a thank you statement to the fellow’s donor

Contact

surf@berkeley.edu