SURF participants receive the following financial support:
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 $3500) 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.