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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission.

The SURF application deadline has been extended!!! 

Are you debating about applying to the SURF Program? There is still time and slots remaining to apply. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity.   The application deadline has been extended to February 9, 2020 or when the application limit is reached (the limit varies by location and may be sooner than the closing date). Apply today on www.usajobs.gov (search “SURF Program at Boulder” and/or "SURF Program at Gaithersburg"). 

Also, feel free to watch a recently recorded webinar on January 9, 2020 (12:00 -1:30 PM (ET)) to learn more about the application process and the SURF experience. 

 

Welcome and thank you for your interest in SURF at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The SURF Program is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission. Since 1993, SURF students from across the country have had the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world's leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners.

Over the course of 11 weeks, SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the six NIST facilities which are the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), Engineering Laboratory (EL), Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), Material Measurement Laboratory (MML), NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), and Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) (which now includes project in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology).  The SURF Program is administered at the Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD locations.  Applications are required to be submitted through USAJOBS.

Note:  Only U.S. citizens are eligible to participate in the SURF Program. 

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Upcoming Webinars

There are no additional webinars scheduled for this cycle. However, you can view a link to a recently recorded webinar at https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2020/01/nist-surf-webinar-2020.

Application Deadline

This opportunity will close on February 9, 2020 or when we have received the application limit associated with each NIST location which may be sooner than the closing date.