SURF participants receive the following financial assistance:
- Stipend =$5500 for an 11-week appointment or $500 per week (Note: Students are expected to work 40 hours per week /Monday though Friday.)
- Travel allowance (up to $600 ) for students traveling to/from NIST and do not have a permanent address within the local commuting area (approximately 50-miles from NIST).
- Housing allowance (up to $4500) for students who do not have a permanent address within the local commuting area. Students are responsible for arranging their housing.
- Commuting subsidy available to students who live within the local commuting area of NIST and uses public transportation (Metro, Marc, or bus) to commute to/from NIST daily. Note: Students receiving a housing allowance are not eligible for the commuting subsidy.
***Note: Payments for stipend and travel/housing allowance will be disbursed electronically by NIST to participants. All participants are required to provide NIST with direct deposit information.