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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF)


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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior
Graduate Students (Masters)

Description:
UC Irvine's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program offers undergraduate and master's diversity students an opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects and provides an intense course of graduate preparation workshops. The program, which is designed for students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. or M.F.A. degree and enter academic careers, provides the tools needed to facilitate application, admission, and enrollment to graduate school. The SURF program is open to virtually all academic fields at UC Irvine. Qualified students with interest in pursuing their graduate program at UC Irvine are especially encouraged to apply.

Programs Components

Research Mentorship ExperienceScholars are matched with UC Irvine faculty members whose special expertise and interests matches those of the student?s research interest and career goals. Faculty members serve as advisors and mentors and assist the scholars in developing and completing a research action plan.

Graduate School Preparation

Scholars participate in a graduate preparation component to provide special training in areas critical to academic success. This includes workshops and sessions on the following:

Successfully applying to graduate school

Successfully applying for fellowships

GRE preparation courses

Academic writing

Preparing academic presentations

Academic career planning

Summer Research Program Symposium

SURF culminates with the Summer Research Program Symposium. All summer participants will present either an oral or poster presentation on their summer research. Preparation for participation in the symposium focuses on building effective oral communication to a range of audiences and helps participants hone their public speaking skills.

Networking OpportunitiesThroughout the Summer Research Program, SURF participants will have the opportunity to share information and experiences with participants of other diversity programs including UC LEADS California Pre-Doctoral Program and the DECADE Competitive Edge Program. Participants will also be assigned to a Graduate Student Mentor who will help facilitate their participation in the program, and will serve as a peer mentor and point of reference for the student. This is a great opportunity for participants to gain insight into the life of a UC Irvine graduate student.

Participants will be awarded a $3,000 research stipend. ('Note: Stipend is subject to income tax.)

On-campus assigned housing for the summer

Roundtrip travel costs to UCI will be covered within program limitations (up to $400.)


Participating Institution(s):
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University of California, Irvine (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Anthropology & Archaeology
Economics
Education
History
Political Science
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
STEM Fields
Urban Planning & Design

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