None of our programs are currently accepting applications.

If you have already started an application:

To continue working on your existing application, please select the year for which you are applying, then enter the five-digit application number and the password you chose for your application:

SURF Application Instructions

Before filling out this form:

Please read all of the following instructions before beginning your application.

To create an application, scroll down and enter a unique password under 'Student Information'. Be sure to choose a password that you will remember. Once you begin the application process, you will be able to save your application and complete it later. Your application number will be generated when you save the application for the first time. Your password along with your application number will allow you to access your application from this site at a later date.

When you submit your application, you will be presented with a printable preview. At this point, you can edit your information, print it, or continue by submitting the final version to the SURF office. Once submitted, you will no longer be able to make changes to your application, but you will be able to view and print it.

When the final submission is complete, the following emails will be sent:

  • A message to you with the URL for your application
  • A message to your Purdue faculty member (if you specified one) asking them to complete the Project Information & Recommendation Form for you
  • A message to the Engineering Undergraduate Research Office indicating your submission

To complete the application process, you'll need to submit a resume, letter of interest, and your unofficial university transcript. Your unofficial transcript should include all grades and coursework through the current session. Purdue students can order a transcript online through MyPurdue.

Non-Purdue students should contact their student services office to obtain a transcript. If an online order system is not available, request the transcript be emailed directly to the Engineering Undergraduate Research Office (eur@purdue.edu) before the application deadline.

Non-Purdue students will also need a letter of recommendation from a professor or professional with whom they have worked. When you submit your application you will receive an email containing a link to an upload form. Give that link to the recommender; they should upload their letter using that form.

The SURF program is very competitive. Qualified applicants should take the application process seriously by fully answering all questions and providing all required documents by the deadline.

This form is currently disabled, but will become active once our programs are accepting applications.

APPLICATION FORM

Bold questions are required information, and must be completed before submitting the application.

Student Information

You will need to remember this if you want to view or edit your application in the future.

Permanent Address




Email and phone

Example: username@host.com

Your Hometown

Participation and eligibility







Demographic information:




Academic Background

(PUIDs should be 10 digits with a dash in the middle: 12345-12345)
(Purdue students should use the autocomplete to select their college; non-Purdue students can enter their college name.)
(Purdue students should use the autocomplete to select their major; non-Purdue students can enter their major name.)
 




Research Interests and Background



Previous Research Mentor (if applicable)

Example: username@host.com

Research Experience

(Please note that lacking these skills will not have a negative impact on your application.)

Supporting Documents

You need to enter a password and save your application at least once before you can add files to it. After that you'll be able to upload the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Letter Of Interest

Documents can be replaced with updated versions as long as you haven't submitted the completed application.


Non-Purdue students will also need a letter of recommendation from a professor or professional with whom they have worked. When you submit your application you will receive an email containing a link to an upload form. Give that link to the recommender; they should upload their letter using that form.

Faculty Advisor and Research Project

If you have already identified a Purdue faculty member who has agreed to work with you if accepted into SURF, fill in ALL fields below.
Example: username@host.com




Purdue Summer SURF Program - Summer 2020


If you have not yet identified a faculty member and project, you may want to note your interest in the projects from the list of available on-campus research projects. New projects will continue to be posted during the open application period.