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Current SURF Projects

Overview of SURF Program:

With the guidance of their Faculty Mentors, students will work on research projects in a wide range of areas, including the social sciences, the natural sciences, and arts and humanities. 

Once their research is complete, students will participate in Research Poster Presentation Day, where they will present their findings to other students, faculty, staff and guests of UNH.

Weekly Seminars will be held throughout the summer to provide students with even more opportunities to learn and grow through networking, sharing their experiences, and learning about their colleagues' areas of interest.  Guest speakers will also attend the seminars to discuss their own research and professional accomplishments.  These activities will offer students a unique, educational and professional experience that will help them attain their academic and professional goals in the future.   



(Refer to this page to stay up to date on the most current information about events, workshops, and deadlines.)

Surf as a non-credit course

Beginning in 2015, participation in the SURF Program will be indicated on students' Academic Transcripts as a non-credit course. 


Application and Proposal Guidelines

We are currently accepting applications for SURF 2015.  Click on the following link to download the SURF 2015 Application form and the SURF 2015 Proposal Guidelines

The Application & Final Proposal Deadline is March 23, 2015
*If you are having trouble submitting your application using the email address, please use or instead.*


SURF 2015 Info  Sessions

If you missed the Informational Sessions, you can still access the Presentation Handout for an overview of the SURF process, from finding a mentor to Research Presentation Day .

Faculty Mentors

Students can take several approaches to finding a Faculty Mentor:

  1. Click on this link to see a list of people who have already expressed an interest in being a Faculty Mentor;
  2. Reach out to faculty members you already know, and ask if they are interested in being your mentor;
  3. Ask faculty, staff and other students to introduce you to someone who may be interested in being a mentor;
  4. If, after trying the above mentioned approaches, you are still having trouble finding a mentor, you can contact Carol Withers, Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs, at to discuss other options.

Students are encouraged to speak to faculty both within and outside of their own College or Department.  Many disciplines are related in some way, and a students may find it interesting to approach a topic from a different and new perspective.