Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

This fellowship is an academic scholarship to support students staying in Orlando to take classes and devote time to their academic research. To receive the funds, students must be taking classes in Summer C or A.

SURF Fellows

This program provides new or recently started researchers an opportunity to engage in a summer research community work on developing a poster presentation by the end of the summer on the work completed.

Proposal Elements:

Proposals for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) require the following components:

  1. A research project proposal
  2. A cover letter
  3. A 1-page resume
  4. A letter of recommendation from your faculty mentor
*Further information and specific instructions for each of these components can be found on the application page.

Program Eligibility:

  • There is NOT a GPA requirement, however, any students on academic probation will not be considered for this research opportunity.
  • All applicants must have a UCF faculty mentor to receive a SURF Fellowship offer. Students should work closely with their mentors while drafting their proposal.
  • Applicants cannot graduate at the end of the summer semester in which they are SURF Fellows.

Get Support Writing Your Proposal:

SURF Fellowships are competitive, but there are several resources that you can take advantage of to strengthen your proposal:

Participation Requirements:

Fellows are required to:

  • Attend six SURF scholars workshops throughout the summer. Topics covered include poster preparation, creating a research portfolio, how to be successful at conferences, etc.
  • Commit at least 10 hours a week to their research project for the duration of the program
  • Present a poster of your research at the end of the summer at our UCF Summer Research Showcase.

*See further details (including program dates) on the application page.