Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique and opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working on a research or scholarly project or creative activity with the support of a faculty or staff mentor. Students submit proposals and successful applicants receive a stipend to support them while they complete their project during a 1o week period In the summer. Awards range from $1,750 to $3,500, depending on the size of the project. Mentors also receive a stipend to provide guidance and support to the student over the summer. The SURF program is supported by the UW-Superior Foundation.

Eighteen students received SURF awards in 2016.

Join us at the SURF Symposium in October to see and hear about the work of these students.

Typically, the schedule is as follows:

  • Call for proposals: December
  • Information and help sessions: January and February
  • Application deadline: early March
  • Awards announced:  April
  • Students complete their projects: June - August
  • Campus SURF Symposium: September

2016 Links

Past projects

UW-Superior student Jami Konkler and faculty member Jamie White-Farnham reviewing research for a SURF project