Once selected, fellows are assigned to a faculty mentor through a match process. The mentor will provide research supervision during the summer. There will be weekly meetings and discussions throughout the summer program that provide career advice and experience with oral presentations. At the end of the program fellows will present results of their work in poster format at the college for Research Day.
Fellows will receive a stipend of $5,000 (before taxes) for the entire ten weeks of the program. Fellows must pay for their own travel and lodging expenses and are responsible for their own meals. We can help in searching for summer housing.
Applications and supporting materials due: Midnight on Sunday, February 18, 2024
Program Dates: June 3 – August 9, 2024*
Research Day: Friday, August 9, 2024
*Flexibility is provided to students whose academic year does not end until after June 3. Please inquire if you are interested in a schedule adjustment.
How to Apply
We recommend gathering your supplemental materials prior to beginning the online application.
Transcripts are required from all schools attended since high school, regardless of degree completion (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
Two Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should come from faculty members, or other individuals, familiar with your academic and/or professional performance.
Statements should describe:
- Previous (if any) research experience and/or intent by gaining this research experience
- Current research interests and future goals
Within these statements, please address your career goals, reasons for wanting to engage in summer search, and how the SURF/SRF program will help you reach your goals.