SURF Application Q & A Sessions Scheduled February 5th and February 10th (@ Noon E.T.)
The SURF vacancy announcement closes soon. If you wish to attend a virtual virtual session to learn more about the SURF Program and get answers to your questions, send an e-mail to brandi.toliver [at] nist.gov for details. Your e-mail must be received 24 hours before the scheduled session.
If you have questions, send an e-mail to Dr. Brandi Toliver at brandi.toliver [at] nist.gov.
Note: The university component has been removed from the application requirements. Thus, universities should not submit proposals nominating students to participate in the SURF Program.
A complete submission (via USAJOBS.GOV) contains the following:
4. Resume-A brief (two pages or less) resume which includes name, e-mail, school name, G.P.A., research experience, technical skills, extracurricular activities, and graduation date (example resume).
5. Transcript(s) from your current undergraduate institution only (unofficial is acceptable). Note: The transcript must confirm your current enrollment status.
6. Proof of U.S. citizenship: Proof includes a copy of an unexpired U.S. Passport, birth certificate, or naturalization certificate.
Proof of U.S. permanent residency: Proof includes an unexpired green card.
NOTE: Driver license and social security card are not adequate forms of proof of U.S. citizenship.
7. Verification of health insurance (copy of insurance card)
The SURF Program at the Gaithersburg campus is anticipated to run between May 24 – August 6, 2021 or June 7 – August 6, 2021; adjustments may be made to accommodate specific academic schedules (e.g., a limited number of 9-week slots). Students are expected to participate in the program until August 6, 2021.
View the list of frequently asked questions.
To see the breadth of the SURF program, see examples from the past SURF student projects descriptions and activities: