SURP Program

SURP Program

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

The College of Science & Mathematics (CSM) sponsors a Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), hosting several events including socials, invited speakers, seminars, and a poster symposium. These opportunities enrich and complement the research activities happening across the college. Our goal is for students to develop valuable technical, critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills while engaging in a vibrant community of peers and mentors.  

There are several avenues to participate in SURP including:

  • Apply for a SURP Fellowship - applications are open until February 8th, 2023. Undergraduate students in the College of Science & Mathematics can apply. Please see further details below.
  • Receive a paid position through faculty or departmental funding - students can email faculty and their major’s departments directly to inquire about opportunities. Often time directly connecting with a faculty member is the best way to get started, any time of the year!
  • Volunteering in a lab: some students choose to volunteer time in a research lab over the summer if funding is limited. This can be a way to get started in a lab and then continue for paid or credit bearing research during the academic year.

Additional fellowship information:

  • Undergraduate students in the College of Science & Mathematics who will graduate after June 2023 are eligible.
  • Fellowships are available for 5 week and 10 week research projects - the length of awarded fellowships are based on the availability of recipients as well as the research faculty member the student is matched to.  5 week research fellowships are $2000; 10 week fellowships are $4000.
  • Fellowships run from late May through early August - exact timing is based on the research project assigned.
  • The Dean’s office will host a series of research exploration events in early Spring to help connect those new to research with faculty accepting students.
  • Research projects are available throughout the CSM Departments of Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.  
  • In addition to applying for the SURP Fellowship, we encourage you to connect directly with faculty and departments about additional research opportunities as there are various funding mechanisms and opportunities to engage in research throughout the academic year.
  • Summer parking and housing are available (fees apply)

Student stipends are supported by a variety of sources including major funding by the NASA New Jersey Space Grant Research Cluster program, National Science Foundation, National Institutes for Health, industry sponsors, and Rowan University. 

Click here for the Summer 2023 SURP Fellowship application; deadline is February 8th, 2023.

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Jennifer Ravelli, Assistant Dean,