The SURF program is supported by several funders, including some that have specific fellowship eligibility requirements. A SURF selection committee will review each application to determine the best fit for one of these fellowships: Students interested in applying to any of the fellowship opportunities below should complete the common SURF application.

Students outside checking a birdbox Hitchcock/Mofson Research Fellows

For first- and second-year students interested in the environmental sciences (participating departments include biology, geology, and chemistry). Faculty include Ethan Clotfelter, Michael Hood, Anna Martini, Jill Miller, and Ethan Temeles. Learn more about Hitchcock/Mofson research projects.


Two students presenting at a poster session

 Sarles, Albree, and Amherst Dean of the Faculty Research Fellows

For first- and second-year students interested in lab or field research in biology, biochemistry/biophysics, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics, statistics, neuroscience, astronomy, or physics. Students working with any faculty member participating in the SURF program may be a Sarles, Albree, or DOF Fellow.  Learn more about these funders.


Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholar Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars

For women who have declared majors in a physical science: astronomy, biochemistry/biophysics (with focus on biophysics), chemisty (with focus on physical chemistry), geology, physics, computer science, or math & statistics. Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Research Scholars receive a stipend for summer research that includes housing and meals allowance, and are paired with a faculty advisor. Research Scholars undertake either a: 1) 10 week summer experience, or 2) and 8 week summer experience plus 2 weeks of January term research. CBL Scholars need to be US citizens or permanent residents. Learn more about the CBL Program.

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