The stipend rate for summer 2021 will be $5,400 for 40 hours per week over 10 weeks, prorated for shorter projects at $540 per week,full time. Please see the FAQ’s for participants page for more detail regarding stipends.

In any case, students must be in touch with their faculty mentor with respect to participation in the SURF Program. Departments will collectively determine how many student projects can be conducted and funded, and will communicate with the SURF program, who will still administer stipends.

Please see the for participants and faculty sections below for more details.



SURF 2021 Timeline

The Application Deadline (sample of application). Email for late applications. 11:59pm EST Wednesday, March 17
Funding decisions made by departments Wednesday, March 31
Award notices to most students Friday, April 2
The commitment deadline for students Thursday, April 15
Summer Housing Request Form Opens
Click on the Self Service button
Tuesday, April 20, 10:00 AM EST
The Summer Housing Request Deadline Wednesday, May 5, 11:59 PM EST
Official SURF program dates Monday, May 24 – Friday, August 13
Post SURF survey and abstracts due Wednesday, September 8


Questions? Contact Heather McQueen