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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships: Applications Open Nov. 15


Jackqueline Nguyen is a rising senior double majoring in biology and public policy within the UNC School of Arts and Sciences. (Megan Mendenhall / Office of Research Communications)

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is designed to enhance the educational experience of undergraduates by engaging them in research opportunities. SURF recipients are paid a $4,000 stipend to engage in undergraduate research for at least 9 weeks, with a minimum of 20 hours/week during the summer.  SURF projects must be carried out under the supervision of a UNC-Chapel Hill faculty research advisor, though additional collaboration with a postdoctoral fellow or graduate student mentor is encouraged if relevant to the research project. We expect to make about 60 individual awards each summer. Please click here for more details about the SURF program.

The SURF application will open November 15, 2023. The deadline for receipt of all SURF application materials, including letters of recommendation, is February 1, 2023 by 4:00pm EDT.