SURF is an exciting opportunity for Chapman University undergraduate students to pursue research and creative activity under the guidance of full-time faculty mentors during the summer. SURF is a paid, on-campus summer fellowship with a faculty member that includes monetary support and on-campus housing. Students from across all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
- Up to $3,000 in fellowship funding for each fellow.
- Possible additional grant funding of up to $1,000 to provide support for research (apply separately for an OURCA Scholarly/Creative Grant).
- Free on-campus housing during the length of the program.
- Faculty mentor stipend of $1,000.
- Professional development workshops.
- Faculty seminars.
- Social events and networking opportunities with other SURF fellows.
Explore our faculty profiles to get a sense of the variety of faculty research interests and creative activity interests, and talk with faculty you know about your own interests.
The program spans 8 weeks during the summer. Fellows are expected to perform an average of 30 hours of research or creative activity per week during the SURF program. Fellows are required to attend faculty lectures and professional seminars twice a week throughout the program, along with a few other mandatory meetings and the celebratory commencement. Awards can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
Mentors will receive a $1,000 stipend (which may be adjusted for collaborative projects individual multiple SURF fellows). Mentors are required to attend a mandatory orientation meeting, conduct one faculty seminar during SURF, and attend commencement. Before applying, a student should ensure both students and faculty mentor can attend these required events.