Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program


NIST is soliciting applications from eligible colleges and universities in the U.S. and its territories, nominating undergraduate students to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The SURF Program will provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with NIST scientists and engineers, to expose them to cutting-edge research, and to promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/15/2015 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Colleges and universities in the U.S. and its territories with degree-granting programs in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nanoscale science, neutron research, and/or physics. Due to the size of SURF Boulder, applicants that apply to SURF Boulder are limited to nominating no more than eight (8) undergraduate students for participation; however, at this time, applicants are not limited in the number of students that they may nominate for SURF Gaithersburg. Each undergraduate student nominated to participate in the SURF Program from the applicant college or university must meet the requirements in Section III.1. of this FFO.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
SURF Boulder and SURF Gaithersburg receive and process applications separately. Electronic applications for both campuses must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, February 13, 2015. Paper applications must be received by mail
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Christopher Hunton
Grants Technical Assistant
Phone 301-975-5718
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information


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