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Financial Support

SURF participants receive the following financial support:​​

  • Stipend =$6000 for an 11-week appointment or $545.45 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). As the program is occurring virtually, travel will not be included in the fellowship for 2021.
  • 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.  As the program is occurring virtually, housing allotments will not be included in the fellowship for 2021.
  • 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. As the program is occurring virtually, commuting subsidies will not be included in the fellowship for 2021.

    ***Note: Payments for stipend will be disbursed electronically by NIST to participants. All participants are required to provide NIST with direct deposit information. 

 

 

Contact

General Information:
Dr. Brandi Toliver
Brandi.Toliver [at] nist.gov

 

Created June 2, 2010, Updated December 24, 2020