SURF

SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH & CREATIVE PROJECTS FELLOWSHIP (SURF) PROGRAM

CURAS administers several different fellowships as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects Fellowship (SURF) Program. Each fellowship includes a student stipend, supply funds, and faculty honoraria to support 10 weeks of full-time summer research under the guidance of a Creighton faculty member. Calls for applications typically occur every November, with proposals due early February. The different kinds of scholarships are:

  • College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Sponsored by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences; open to all students in the College of Arts & Sciences)
  • Heider College of Business Dean's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Sponsored by the Dean of the Heider College of Business; open to students in the Heider College of Business)
  • College of Nursing Deanís Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Sponsored by the Dean of the College of Nursing; open to all students in the College of Nursing)
  • Ferlic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Made possible by a generous donation from Dr. and Mrs. Randy Ferlic; open to students in the College of Arts & Sciences undertaking research in the fields of biochemistry, biology, chemistry, neuroscience, environmental science, physics, and mathematics)
  • Honors Program Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (sponsored by the Director of the Honors Program; open to members of the Honors Program)
  • History Department Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (Made possible by a generous donation from a Creighton History alumnus and open to students who have declared a major or minor in History)
  • CURAS Director's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Made possible by a generous donation from a Creighton family; open to all undergraduates undertaking research in the fields of biochemistry, biology, chemistry, neuroscience, environmental science, physics, and mathematics)
  • Clare Boothe Luce Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship* (Made possible by the Clare Boothe Luce National Foundation; open to female sophomore and juniors majoring in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, energy science (B.S.), environmental science, mathematics, neuroscience and physics who do not intend to pursue a career in medicine.)
  • Archives & Special Collections Research Fellowship (Sponsored by Creighton University Libraries, open to all students who plan to undertake a research project focused on content found in the University Libraries archives collections or rare book collections in a research project)

*The Clare Boothe Luce summer scholarships have a separate application process. Contact Dr. Catie Baker for more information: catherinebaker@creighton.edu

Applications for the Summer Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects Fellowship Program are due February 15 each year.

2023 Application Materials
2023 SURF Application
2023 SURF Application Rec Form for second recommender