Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Science, Mathematics and Engineering 2017

Publish Date: Dec 26, 2016

Deadline: Feb 15, 2017

Applications for participation in the Boulder SURF program are accepted only from colleges or universities and not from individual students. Please prepare a single proposal from your institution to the SURF NIST Boulder program. This proposal, consisting of forms provided by NIST Boulder, will include a portion completed by an institutional representative and a set of materials to be provided by each student applicant. Opportunities are available in the fields of:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Materials Science
  • Physics

The student application form should indicate in which laboratory he/she is most interested. Please circulate the information about this program to other appropriate academic departments and administrative staff at your institution.

SURFing is a partnership, supported by NIST, NSF, and the participating colleges/universities. We anticipate providing meaningful research opportunities for approximately 130 students in the Gaithersburg site-wide program. The NIST facilities are located just outside Washington, DC.


  • Duke Internal Deadline: January 13, 2017
  • Sponsor Deadline: February 15, 2017

Please contact Anastasia Maddox to inform her of your intent to apply so that she may coordinate Duke's submission. Your application should be completed and sent to Anastasia Maddox in the Office of Research Support at by January 13, 2017.


The program is open to all United States citizens or permanent residents. Students must be undergraduates at a U.S. university or college with a scientific major, have a G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 or better (recommended), and are considering pursuing a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.). Students with physics, material science, chemistry, applied mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors are always encouraged to apply. There may be research opportunities for students with other majors.

The SURF NIST Boulder program will run from May 22  through August 4, 2017; adjustments will be made to accommodate specific academic schedules (e.g., quarter systems).

The Information Package includes:

  • A list of the SURF NIST Boulder Project Opportunities will be posted soon on the official website.

  • The 2017 Federal Funding Opportunity  or the SURF NIST Boulder program.

The Application Package includes the following downloadable PDF files that can be found on the official website (see "Further official information" below the announcement)

  • Application checklist (to be submitted with the application)

  •  Combination of All Federal Forms

    • Instructions for filling out federal forms
      NOTE: The copies of the federal forms are for information only and cannot be submitted with your application package. You must download the application package using the compatible software.

  • Student Application Cover Sheet(one should be submitted for each student)

  • Student Application Form (one should be submitted for each student).

For more info and all the downloadable documents please click "Further Official Information" below.

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