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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Dr. Zachary Stahlschmidt
Director of Undergraduate Research

(SURF) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) supports faculty-mentored undergraduate research during the summer. This is an opportunity for students to work with a faculty mentor on a research topic relevant to their interests and educational goals during the summer. The expectation is that students will devote 8-10 weeks of full-time effort to the project. You will present your research findings to other SURF recipients during events in the summer and fall. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or this is your first undergraduate research project – SURF is a great chance to expand your educational experience.

The SURF provides a student award of $3500, a faculty mentor award of $1000, and up to $1000 for materials, equipment and student travel necessary to complete the project.

The SURF is open to University of the Pacific undergraduates only. Students must be enrolled as full-time undergraduates in the Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 semesters in order to be eligible.

Application deadline: March 31, 2023 by 5 p.m.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Application

Need ideas for your research project?  Examples from past awardees.