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Summer Research Fellowship Program

The summer of 2017 will be the 50th year that Smith has had a formal student summer research program!  Hands-on research collaboration between faculty and students is a cornerstone of the science education at Smith, so the summer program has always been very important to us. We invite you to join the students who will receive stipends to support their independent research during the summer of 2017.horiz_ss11

SURF is the centerpiece of our undergraduate research program. Smith and some of its liberal arts peer institutions have collaborated to describe key elements of successful undergraduate research opportunities (“Grow an Undergraduate Research Program“).

SURF Timeline

Friday, January 27, 2017 12:15-12:50 pm Ford 240
SURF Info Session, Program timeline, application process, funding, and student responsibilities will all be discussed. 
Noon EST Tuesday, February 1, 2017
Chemistry SURF Pre Application Due
11:59pm EST Monday, February 13, 2017
Full SURF Application Due
Friday, February 24, 2017
SURF Faculty Endorsements due

(Happily accepted before the due date.)

Friday, March 10, 2017
The majority of SURF awards announced to students
Monday, May 1, 2017
SURF award official acceptance deadline for students

(Happily accepted before the due date.)

Monday, May 15-
Friday, August 25, 2017


Official SURF 2017 program dates
Thursday, September 7, 2017
SURF Abstracts, due from students.
SURF post program survey and SURE survey due from students.

Questions? Contact Heather McQueen