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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

The SURF program is helping students across engineering, science, and technology disciplines discover a world of opportunity available to them through research. By closely working with other creative and innovative people, students explore, discover, and transform ideas into reality to advance society and improve people's lives.

SURF Program Benefits

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  • Receive pay to conduct hands-on research under the direction of a faculty member and a graduate student
  • Attend professional development and research seminars
  • Present research discoveries at the SURF Symposium
  • Enjoy social activities with other SURF students
  • Celebrate at the end-of-summer banquet

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News and Announcements

Research Scholarship Program

Friday, October 20, 2017
Scholarships available for spring 2018!

SURF 2018!

The SURF program dates for 2018 are May 21 through August 3 on the West Lafayette campus. The application system will open by January 8.

The Undergraduate Research Experience

Curious about undergraduate research endeavors? Students can learn about the many aspects of the research experience by attending these seminars throughout the fall semester.

Thank you SURF Mentors!

The SURF program extends a thank you to over 136 professors and 155 graduates students and post docs who mentored one or more SURF students this summer. They represented 22 departments in 4 Colleges at Purdue. Click on the link to view the 2017 Graduate Mentor of the Summer awardees.

For past News and Announcements, please see our Archives.

Contact SURF

For a directory of our staff members, please see our Contact Us page.

SURF Office
Purdue University
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, Room 2001
701 W. Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon; 1 - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Fax: 765-496-1466
Phone: 765-496-2349