Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at UC Irvine: Open to AB 540 Students

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The University of California, Irvine is hosting a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, which offers undergraduate and master’s students an opportunity to work closely with faculty members at UCI, obtain research experience, network, and participate in graduate preparation workshops. This program is designed for students who plan to pursue a PhD or MFA degree. Please note that, “qualified students with interest in pursuing their graduate program at UC Irvine are especially encouraged to apply”.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • ” U.S. citizens, permanent residents, AB 540 eligible;
  • Sophomores, juniors, seniors or master’s students interested in pursuing a Ph.D.;
  • Students who will be enrolled full-time at a college or university during the Spring and Fall 2018;
  • Students with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4 point scale);
  • Students interested in attending UC Irvine for graduate studies;
  • Students from educationally disadvantaged or underserved backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply;
  • SURF is open to students in virtually all academic fields (e.g., arts, humanities, social sciences, social ecology, biological sciences, engineering, education, computer science and physical sciences)”

If selected to participate, student scholars receive the following:

  • “a $4,000 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 $500.)”

The deadline to apply is February 7, 2018

For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at UC Irvine


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