Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

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Check out Sarah Harttung's SURF in peat research with the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences.

Applications for Summer 2024 are now OPEN

Applications must be submitted by February 9, 2024 at 5:00pm


SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer.

Summer stipend awards of $4,000 are available. Program requests for applications are announced in Tech Today beginning in December, with applications for these annual awards due in February.

Fellowship recipients will conduct a research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor, during the summer semester.

FOR 2024 - Additional fellowships will be available for students conducting research related to sustainability and resilience, thanks to a financial commitment from the MTU Tech Forward Initiative on Sustainability and Resilience.

Fellowship recipients are required to:

  • Submit interim reports of their progress through the summer
  • Attend four professional development meetings, which typically occur once a week in June
  • Present their research at the Michigan Tech Undergraduate Research Symposium, or at a professional conference in their field

If you have questions about the application process, please email Rob Handler or visit the virtual drop-in advising sessions that are scheduled for these dates: