The St. Mary's Undergraduate Research Fellowship

SURF 2022

MON. MAY 16 - FRI. JUL 8

* APPLICATIONS DUE by 5:00 pm, FRI, MARCH 25, 2022 *

Live on campus this summer

Do research on campus, consult with a faculty mentor

(in-person lab/studio mentoring with approval)

Communicate your research to a cross-disciplinary audience

Participate in professional development activities

Information session for Summer 2022 applicants:

MONDAY February 28th, 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Blackistone Room, Anne Arundel Hall

Have other questions?

Email the 2022 program co-directors, Dr. Argelia Gonzalez Hurtado and Dr. Troy Townsend.

2021 SURF Information Session Recording.mp4

Video Recording of 2021 Information Session


Thanks to support from the Office of the Provost and the St. Mary’s Foundation, SMCM is offering the St. Mary’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship program this summer (2022). SURF is an eight-week program in which an interdisciplinary cohort of students, each mentored by a faculty member, engage in scholarly or creative work. Participation in SURF is competitive, based upon committee review of project proposal, letters of recommendation, SMCM grades, and clear commitment of a faculty mentor to work consistently with the student over the eight-week period.

SURF is open to students in any year and in any discipline who will have completed coursework necessary to prepare them for their project. Students in the program must work full-time on their project and attend two weekly group meetings, during which they will report on their progress, discuss the scholarship of their discipline, learn about their peers’ work, and participate in professional development workshops. Students present their work at the SURF Symposium at the conclusion of the program, and potentially to the wider community during the following academic year.

SURF fellows receive a $3,250 stipend, on-campus housing, and a meal plan.

Upon approval, students may also be awarded funds for necessary project materials.