Summer Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working on a research or scholarly project with the support of a faculty or staff mentor. Students submit proposals for either a developmental project or a fellowship. After a competitive review process, chosen applicants receive a stipend to support them while they complete their project during a 10-week period in the summer. Depending on the size of the project, students are awarded either $1,750 or $3,500. Mentors also receive a stipend to provide guidance and support to the student over the summer.

Typically, the schedule is as follows:

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

2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Applications for the 2021 summer program are due March 8th, 2021. An informational meeting will be held via Zoom on February 11th at noon to review program guidelines and application procedures. Contact Julie O’Leary at for the meeting link and any questions about the program.

Previously Funded Projects

Older SURF Reports are available. If interested, contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at

The UW-Superior Foundation has been a consistent funder for the Summer Undergraduate Research program. They continue to provide consistent support for the students and program.

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