Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship









Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is our newest research program offered to all UC Merced undergraduate students in any discipline. This 9-week summer fellowship offers undergraduates the opportunity to work alongside faculty and graduate student mentors and provides graduate school preparation. Qualified scholars with interest in pursuing a research opportunity at UC Merced are encouraged to apply! 

Students Enjoying Lunch at the 11th Annual Research Symposium











Program Eligibility and Requirements

To be eligible for selection, each applicant must:
  • Be enrolled in or about to be enrolled in a UC Merced undergraduate degree program
  • Be on track to receive a bachelor’s degree
  • Be able to demonstrate potential for success in a graduate program










The following materials are needed to complete the UC Merced SURF application:

  1. UC Merced online application form
  2. Two short personal essays as described in the online application
  3. One letter of recommendation from a UC Merced faculty member
  4. One cumulative unofficial transcript from the portal

Jeffrey Aceves presenting his poster at the 11th Annual Research Symposium















This opportunity is for UC Merced students who meet minimum eligibility requirements.

Undocumented students are eligible for this program.

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Application period for the Summer 2018 scholar cohort is Feb. 1 - March 15, 2018

UROC Application 2018


Contact Information

Jorge Arroyo
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center 
Student Services Building, 310
Phone: (209) 228-4245