Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility HMCSE Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) | University of West Florida
Skip to main content

HMCSE Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

The Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering (HMCSE) Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is designed to expose undergraduate students to advanced research in their field of study.

About SURP

Program Overview: The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) allows students to fully invest in the research experience for the summer semester. The SURP Program involves faculty and student collaboration in original research that should result in some tangible product (i.e., publication, presentation, etc.), but its most valuable contribution is the development of the student in ways not possible in traditional classroom settings. To maximize the SURP experience, student participants are expected to work 20-25 hours per week on their designated research project and are paid an hourly wage (up to a total of $2,500) for their participation. As a result, participants should not enroll in more than one summer course. Exceptions are occasionally made to this guideline when the faculty mentor has worked with the student previously and is confident in the student's ability to manage the high demands of the SURP program with an additional course. Students can also request up to $500 for the purchase of materials and supplies related to conducting their research project.

Eligibility and Dates: To qualify for the SURP program, the student research must be mentored by a UWF faculty member. Current undergraduate, degree-seeking students who are in good standing the with University are eligible to apply. Applications for the SURP program are typically due the Friday before spring break every year.  

2022 SURP Program opens May 16 and ends August 12

SURP Symposium presentations will be on August 12

2015 SURP Symposium Participants
2016 SURP Symposium Participants
2017 SURP Symposium Participants
2018 SURP Symposium Participants
2019 SURP Symposium Participants

$2500 stipend for 12 weeks of research to each student participant
For more information take a look at the SURP Program - Detailed Description.

Apply Today

SURP Symposium

Mark your calendars!

Important Dates

Application Deadline: March 11, 2022

Notifications sent to Students: March 25, 2022

Students "Accept" Awards: April 8, 2022

Participants of the SURP program will be required to submit all hiring paperwork & documents by April 29th for local students (or a post-marked date of April 22nd for non-local students).