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National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship


Deadline: 2014-02-14 (National)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is one of the nationís premiere research institutions for the physical and engineering sciences and, as the lead Federal agency for technology transfer, it provides a strong interface between government, industry and academia. NIST offers Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Boulder, Colorado. SURF students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with our nationís top scientists and engineers. The Gaithersburg program is soliciting applications in the areas of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Nanoscale Science and Technology, Chemical Science and Technology, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering/Neutron Research, Building and Fire Research, and Information Technology. The SURF program in Boulder provides opportunities in: Chemical Science and Technology, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics.


Participating students must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or better is recommended. Students with science, math, and engineering majors are encouraged to apply.


Summer 2014 (Exact dates TBA)


SURF students receive stipends, as well as housing and travel allotments (as needed). Students who complete the full 11 week program will receive a $4,500 or $5,000 stipend, depending on the program.

Application Process

Please contact Carrie Berger, Office of Sponsored Programs, for details on how to apply:, 924-3756.

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