SURF is designed to demystify the admissions process and give scholars a real feel for what it means to conduct research at the graduate level. The program provides students with housing, a meal plan, a travel stipend, and a stipend upon completion of the program. In addition, SURF students will have the opportunity to participate in a robust graduate school preparation program including a GRE preparation, excursions around the Bay Area, community-building activities, participation in a research poster symposium, and a strong mentorship component.
SURF 2021 will be held from June 21, 2021 to August 13, 2021.
The application is currently open and will close at 11:59pm pdt on Februrary 1, 2021.
We invite you to review our Program Guide below to learn more about the summer fellowship and application process. Many questions about the program and application can be answered in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
Application Materials: As part of the application form, applicants must submit the following materials:
All application materials must be submitted by February 1, 2021 at 11:59pm pdt. All collection forms will automatic close on this deadline.
COVID-19 Statement: Historically, SURF is a residential-based program that hosts students on-campus. Plans for the summer 2021 program are still to be determined. We hope to bring students safely to campus for summer 2021 while still planning with the potential of an all-remote program in mind.
By submitting this application, prospective scholars acknowledge that you will need to be available, in-person, for the entire duration of the program if invited to participate in SURF 2021. We cannot modify the start and end date of the program. If the program were to be completely remote, our office collaborates with each scholar and lab to meet accessibility and technology needs to the best of our ability. Invited participants will need to be available for the same specified 8-week time frame for the remote program.
Thank you for your interest in serving as a lab host for the SURF program. PIs should complete our Lab Host Interest Form to confirm your interest/availability. SUNet ID Authentication is required to access the form.