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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Boston University is designed to promote access to graduate education for talented undergraduate students, especially those from minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences: African-American, Hispanic, Native American/Native Alaskan, and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian/Polynesian. The SURF Program is supported by funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF-REU; NE-AGEP), the Department of Defense (ASSURE), and Boston University.

The SURF Program is open to non-BU students who are rising juniors or rising seniors, and wish to conduct research in the sciences, technology, or engineering. The program consists of ten weeks of full-time research in a Boston University lab, mentored by a BU faculty member. Most SURF research projects are in areas related to Biology and Neuroscience. On-campus housing, a stipend, weekly enrichment activities, social events, and an October weekend trip to present findings at the Boston University Undergraduate Research Symposium are also included.

All participants receive the following:

A $5250 stipend

A $750 supplies allowance

Up to $500 in travel expenses

Housing in a BU apartment-style dorm

Travel & lodging during the weekend of the October Undergraduate Research Symposium
upcoming deadline

Application Deadline: 3/1/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Boston University (Lead)

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