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Financial Support

  • The typical stipend is $6600 for an 11-week appointment, equivalent to $600 per week.
  • SURF participants work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.
  • Limited financial assistance for housing as needed (up to $4500), travel (up to $500), and commuting (varies) is available for in-person fellowships.  
  • Students arrange their housing. The program plans to share a list of affordable housing options in an email to accepted students.
  • Virtual SURF participants do not receive financial support for housing, travel, or commuting expenses.
  • Payments will be disbursed electronically by NIST to participants. All participants are required to provide NIST with direct deposit information.


Created June 2, 2010, Updated January 10, 2023