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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) - Gaithersburg, Maryland Program

Limited Submission Announcement

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National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Funding for approximately 158 SURFers at the NIST facilities in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Campus Deadline:

5:00 p.m. CT
Thursday, February 1 -
See special instructions in notes

External Deadline(s):

February 12, 2018 l 10:59 p.m. CT


The SURF Program provides an opportunity for the NIST laboratories to encourage outstanding undergraduate students to pursue careers in science and engineering. The objective of the SURF Program is to build a mutually beneficial relationship among the student, the academic institution, and NIST.

A single Workspace is allowed per Institution for the Boulder program and the Gaithersburg program (two in total from MU may be submitted).  As a result, this will require some collaboration and coordination in assembling the single Workspace for each submission.

We previously requested that we be made aware of the student applicants for the Boulder program, to ensure we do not exceed the eight allowed, but realize that we will also need to know student applicants for the Gaithersburg program as well, so that we can connect the applicant department/college grant administrators to allow for that single Workspace coordination to occur.

To assist, we request that you email our limited submissions inbox ( if your department(s) intend to nominate students for the SURG Gaithersburg program by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, February 1.  This information, combined with the Boulder nominations previously received (that deadline was earlier set for tomorrow, January 26), will allow us to coordinate the single Workspace package development, as needed and if appropriate.


All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at