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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships


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Description:
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program is one of the "crown jewels" of Caltech. Since 1979, SURF students have had the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of experienced mentors working at the frontier of their fields.

Students collaborate with a potential mentor to define and develop a project

Applicants write research proposals as part of the application process

Faculty review the proposals and recommend awards

Students carry out the work over a 10-week period during the summer

At the conclusion of the program, students submit a technical paper and give an oral presentation at one of several SURF Seminar Days, symposia modeled on a professional technical meeting.

Fellows will receive a $6,620 award for the ten-week period.
accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 3/15/2022

Participating Institution(s):
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California Institute of Technology (Lead)

Program Materials:
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