NIST Application Deadline: Closed for Summer 2016; Check back in the Fall for Summer 2017 Program Information
Applications consist of two parts:
(1) Students must provide student cover sheet, student application information form, copies of their transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a letter of intent or personal statement. The letter should contain information that helps the review committee make an informed decision about the student, such as why the student wants to participate in the SURF program in Gaithersburg, Maryland and what areas of NIST research interest the student.
(2) The student's university must submit a grant proposal that provides details about its academic program and must nominate one or more students. Additionally, the university submits the student and university application materials via Grants.Gov.
The SURF Program at the Gaithersburg campus is anticipated to run between May 23 – August 5, 2016 or June 6 – August 5, 2016; adjustments may be made to accommodate specific academic schedules (e.g., a limited number of 9-week slots). Students residing in provided housing have until August 7, 2016 to remove all belongings.
You will find a list of frequently asked questions here:
The Application Package includes the following documents that are downloadable PDF files readable with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
To see the breath of the SURF program, see examples from the past SURF student projects descriptions and activities:
Unable to attend the SURF webinars? Click on the link below to listen to a previously recorded webinar to learn hints to completing the student and university application components.