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Student Programs - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The SURF program, one of several faculty-mentored research opportunities within Experiential Education, provides opportunities for University of New Haven undergraduates from any major to conduct in-depth, hands-on research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Participants gain experience in a range of areas including project planning, budget management, branding research, responsible conduct in research, addressing challenges and enjoying successes. SURF students form a community of student researchers, learning from each other and faculty mentors, through group activities, seminars and dissemination of research results.

Students receive a summer stipend, supply budget, and optional free on-campus housing during the term of SURF.  In addition to being a tremendous learning opportunity that has a positive impact on academic endeavors in many areas, SURF students have found their experiences to be valuable for other competitive fellowships, graduate school, and careers.

When launched in 2007 there were 14 participants accepted into the program.  This number has consistantly risen, peaking by Summer 2015 with 50 participants representing a range of majors from each of the colleges.  Through a competitive application process more than 240 students have participated in SURF since its inception.

The SURF program appreciates support from our generous donors.

Key Dates for 2017 SURF Program:

Information Sessions in Buckman 329C:
January 25 (3:00-4:00 PM), January 31 (9:00-10:00 AM), February 10 (1:00-2:00 PM)

Application Deadline: Monday, February 27th

SURF Program: May 31st - August 4th 

  1. Contact Us

    Lynne Resnick, Coordinator, SURF
    Gate House 209

    Carol Withers, Director, SURF

    Janice Sanderson

  2. In the Media

    View videos featuring SURF students and faculty here
  3. Help Future SURF Students!

    You can help us bring further opportunities for students to conduct research and obtain a closer understanding of their field.  If you're interested in leaving a donation, please click this link.