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6th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on February 28, 2019 at 2:55 PM

CVS-ACS announces the sixth annual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). We will fund three students for a 10-week summer research experience with a $3,500 stipend after the student’s sophomore or junior year. The award winner and advisor will be required to attend and present their research at the 2020 CVS Undergraduate Research Symposium. Preference will be given to students who would be unable to participate in summer research projects without this fellowship. One award is reserved for a student who shows financial need as defined by the ACS SEED program (see below). To apply, please see the steps outlined below and send the completed application (one pdf) to Alexander Steele ( by March 31st, 2019. We will notify the winners by April 30th, 2019.

  1. The student should provide a resume/CV, an unofficial transcript, a list of spring 2019 courses, and a brief statement describing the importance of this opportunity to his/her personal and career plans. If the student is applying for the SEED-like SURF, please explicitly state that in the beginning of this statement.
  2. A description of the proposed research project, authored by the student in collaboration with the faculty mentor.
  3. The faculty mentor should provide a letter of recommendation focusing on the qualifications of the student to carry out the project successfully.
  4. The Department Chair should include a letter indicating that the department will provide the necessary equipment, space and administrative support to the project.

Family Income Requirements for Project SEED

You must be recognized as economically disadvantaged to be considered for Project SEED. Preference is given to students whose maximum family income does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines ( based on family size.

For further inquiries please contact: Alexander Steele ( )

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