Research Programs for Undergraduates

On the Purdue campus each summer, 150 SURF undergraduates conduct research for 11-weeks under the guidance of a professor and graduate student. Additionally, students have opportunity to apply for the summer program at NIST. For this program, Purdue will submit the university proposal along with the undergraduate applications through the government grant proposal process. Learn more about these programs by clicking on the titles below.

The application form is available at this website: Form.

There are many other research opportunities for undergraduates during the summer. Some of these are listed on the Resource webpage. 

Purdue Summer SURF Program

Summer 2019
Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
2019 Program Dates: May 20 – August 2

SURF is now accepting applications for the 2019 program! Student applications must be submitted by February 26.

Engage in research this summer on Purdue's West Lafayette, Indiana campus! SURF matches undergraduates with a faculty member and graduate student mentor who introduce them to the research tools used on the cutting edges of science, engineering, and technology. (Open to Purdue students and undergraduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities.)