National Institute of Standards and Technology - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

NIST is soliciting applications from eligible colleges and universities in the U.S. and its territories, nominating undergraduate students to participate in the SURF Program. The SURF Program will provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with NIST scientists and engineers, to expose the students to cutting-edge research and promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering. 

Anticipated Funding Amounts: Approximately $1.8 million for new awards may be available (approximately $200,000 for SURF Boulder and $1.6 million for SURF Gaithersburg). NIST anticipates that individual awards to institutions will range from approximately $9,000-$72,000 and will support approximately 200 undergraduate students in total. The total number of awards will depend upon the number of undergraduate students selected per institution to attend SURF Boulder or SURF Gaithersburg. 

Who is Eligible: Colleges and universities (includes 2-year and 4-year institutions) in the U.S. and its territories with degree-granting programs in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nanoscale science, neutron research, and/or physics. Due to the size of SURF Boulder, applicants that apply to SURF Boulder are limited to nominating no more than eight (8) undergraduate students for participation. SURF Gaithersburg does not have an applicant limit at this time. Each undergraduate student nominated to participate in the SURF Program from the applicant college or university must meet the requirements in Section III.1. of this NOFO. 

Proposal Deadline: February 12, 2018

For more informaiton, visit the Grants.Gov webpage.