SURF is an opportunity for Chapman University undergraduate students to pursue research and creative activity in conjunction with full-time faculty mentors during the summer. Students from across all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
The fellowship is a great opportunity for a paid, on-campus summer fellowship with a faculty member that provides monetary support for time devoted to research or creative activity.
- Up to $3,000 in fellowship funding.
- 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/networking opportunities with other SURF fellows.
Explore our faculty profiles to get information about potential faculty mentors and on the variety of faculty research and creative interests.
The program lasts for 10 weeks during the summer. Fellows are expected to perform an average of 30 hours of research or creative activity per week, June through August. Fellows are required to attend faculty lectures and professional seminars twice a week throughout the program, along with a few other mandatory meetings and commencement. Awards can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
Mentors will receive a $1,000 stipend and are required to attend a mandatory orientation meeting, conduct a faculty seminar, and attend commencement. Before applying, a student should make sure both students and faculty mentor can attend these required events.
OURCA will start accepting applications February 2017.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. Any applications received after will not be considered. A Letter of Support must be included with the application and will not be accepted separately.
Award notifications are expected to be announced the first week of April.