SMURF Program

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The Summer Mentored Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SMURF) is a directly-mentored or supervised summer research opportunity.

Recipients work closely with a faculty member in their research or do research alongside a faculty member on a closely-related project. 


Timeline for Summer 2023

  • Applications Open: Thursday, December 1, 2022 
  • All Materials Due: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 12 PM (noon) ET
  • Results Announced: Mid-March 2023
  • Award Period: Mid-May to Mid-August (subject to change)

Applying for SMURF

Applications for the SMURF (full- or part-time) must be submitted in a single .doc or .pdf via a Google form application.

A SMURF application consists of the following:

(Updated September 2022)