Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

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

Learn More

News and Announcements

Research Roundtable for Students

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Attend the 5th Annual Research Roundtable in the PMU Ballroom on November 10, 9:00AM - 4:00PM, and learn about undergraduate research opportunities. If you are applying for the 2016 SURF program, this is a great time to meet face-to-face with some of the researchers at Purdue.

Thank you 2015 SURF Mentors!

The SURF program extends a thank you to over 125 professors and 150 graduates students and post docs who mentored one or more SURF students this summer. They represented 26 departments in 5 Colleges at Purdue. Follow the link to view the 2015 Graduate Mentor of the Summer Awards.

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