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.


{SURF funded opportunities] Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Research Fellows 

For first- and second-year women students interested in mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, biophysics, physical chemistry, astronomy or geology. (This program is not for students planning a career in the biomedical sciences.) CBL Research Fellows have opportunities to present their research at a professional conference and participate in a student-to-student mentoring program. The program also provides special opportunities to learn about careers in mathematics, statistics, computer science, and the physical sciences, and to connect with research scientists in these fields. CBL Fellows must commit to a 10-week research experience and be women who are U.S. citizens. Learn more about CBL research projects.

{SURF funded opportunities] 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.


{SURF funded opportunities]

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.