Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Abroad

The SURF Abroad program offers a $3,500 stipend and up to $600 in research expenses for 9 weeks of summer research outside the United States. (For summer research within the U.S., see SURF USA.)  Research in other countries, especially where there are cultural and linguistic differences, requires careful planning over a sufficient period of time and special responsibilities on the part of the student and the faculty mentor. The SURF Abroad Application Guidelines (below) describe these responsibilities and the special application procedures for this award.  


Students must be at least junior status (in their third year of full-time college course work), with a minimum 3.0 cumulative UNH/UNHM GPA, at the time of application. 

SURF Abroad Application

Application Deadline: January 8, 2020 for summer 2020*
Students who are on a study abroad program in the same country in which they will be conducting their research may submit their applications by March 4, 2020.*

Applications must be submitted to the Hamel Center office (118 Conant Hall) no later than 4:30 p.m. on the deadline dates above.

*Note: Students planning to apply for SURF Abroad must first consult the International Research Coordinator — no later than December 11, 2019 for applicants not already in the country of research, no later than February 5, 2020 for applicants already in the country of research.  Applications submitted by students who have not met with the coordinator (or consulted with the coordinator via email from abroad) will not be accepted.

For additional help with your application, consult our advice for writing an effective proposal and consider attending a Proposal Writing Workshop.

Read the Application Guidelines and Budget Instructions before completing the application forms.

Note: You will also need to submit a Letter of Confirmation from your Foreign Mentor with your application. See the Application Guidelines for more information.

Guidelines on faculty mentor eligibility >>

Criteria for review of applications >>