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NIST Grants for Undergraduate Research Announced

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is accepting applications for its annual NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program.

First established in 1993, the NIST SURF program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to spend a summer working with the internationally recognized NIST research staff on projects in a wide variety of disciplines at either the main NIST laboratories in Gaithersburg, Md., or its laboratories in Boulder, Colo. Through the SURF programs, undergraduate students tackle real research projects in disciplines ranging from advanced physics and materials science to chemistry and biochemistry, engineering, electronics and computer science.

Applications are made on behalf of the students by their academic institutions. Applications must be received by Feb. 13, 2015. Full details of the program, rules and the application process are available at under funding opportunity 2015-NIST-SURF-01, or visit

More information on SURF and NIST's research programs is available from the NIST Gaithersburg and NIST Boulder web sites. General information on the program is available here.

Released January 7, 2015, Updated January 24, 2023