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 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 10-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.

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

2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Program – Application Deadline March 2, 2020

Previously Funded Projects


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