The summer of 2020 will be the 52nd 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 2020.
- Application– The link to the application
- For SURF Participants – Eligibility Requirements and Information for SURF applicants and participants
- For SURF Faculty Advisors – Information for SURF advisors
- Past SURF Project Descriptions – 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
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“).
Slides from SURF Info session, Friday, November 15, 12:10pm, McConnell 103.
SURF 2020 Timeline
Due to the College’s COVID19 response, we do not know yet whether or not Summer Programs, including SURF will be able to continue as planned. Once we have a decision, we will revise the timeline from there.
|week of Monday, December 2, 2019
||SURF Application Open
|Friday, February 7, 2020
11:59 pm EST
|SURF Application Due|
|Thursday, February 20
||Most students notified of award status
||Student award acceptance via commitment forms due
||Summer Housing applications accepted by ResLife|
|Official SURF 2020 program dates|
||SURF Abstracts, due from students
SURF post program survey
Questions? Contact Heather McQueen firstname.lastname@example.org.