SURF Application

The SURF Application will be open on December 1, 2014.

The deadline for applications for Summer 2015 is February 16, 2015.

Before you begin, please ensure that you are eligible to apply for the SURF program:

If you are graduating in May 2015, you are not eligible for Summer 2015. 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 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 uploaded on the application itself (students accepted to the program will be asked to submit an official 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. If your recommender would prefer to mail their letter, it can be sent to:

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
143 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215

If you meet these requirements, click below to access the application form for the SURF Program:

Official Application