Student Undergraduate Research Experience (SURF)

2014 Program Dates: June 19 - August 23

(alternate start and end dates may be possible)


General Description

The National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program provides undergraduate students access to state-of-the-art facilities, the opportunity to work with accomplished and experienced faculty mentors, and to participate in highly collaborative, cutting-edge research projects.

Please see our website: http://sioundergrad.ucsd.edu/surf for more information.


  • $5,000 stipend plus a $350 food allowance
  • On-campus housing or housing allowance
  • Travel to and from San Diego
  • Hands-on research experience
  • Weekly research and career development workshops
  • GRE Prep course
  • Field Trips and Social events

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Application Information

  • Major components of the online application include: personal responses to questions about experience and goals, a copy of your unofficial school transcript (as a pdf), and contact information for one reference
  • The person writing your letter of recommendation will be contacted via e-mail and will submit their letter online
  • Once you begin an application, you can check the status of it any time by logging into this website
  • Only complete applications will be reviewed

Application Status

The deadline has now passed. If you already started an application, you can continue to submit your data or check on the status using the button above.

Please check back in February for Summer 2015 Information