The SURF Application for Summer 2018 is now closed.

The deadline for applications for Summer 2018 will be February 20, 2018.

Before you begin, please ensure that you are eligible to apply for the SURF program:If you are graduating in May 2018, you are not eligible for Summer 2018. If you are not a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, you are not eligible.

In addition to the application, you will need to submit a copy of your unofficial transcript and have two letters of recommendation sent to us. To obtain more information about completing the entire application process, please click here and also read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). An unofficial copy of your transcript can be sent directly to with the subject line “[Student’s Full Name] Unofficial Transcript”. Letters of recommendation can be sent by your recommenders directly to with the subject line “NSF-REU Letter of Recommendation for [Student’s Full Name]“. The email must come directly from your recommender (not from the applicant) and must include your recommender’s contact information.