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: 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
  • SURF Information Meetings: November

2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The deadline for SURF 2020 submissions has passed.

Previously Funded Projects

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

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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