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SOAR, Scholarships and Other Award Resources, is a searchable online database of funding opportunities for current students at all levels as well as recent graduates. Please review the recommendations below for conducting a search based on your needs, interests and eligibility.

National Institute of Standards & Technology SURF Program

NIST funds approximately 150 summer research fellowships for undergraduates in any of the science, technology, engineering or mathematics areas. Provides 11 weeks of paid stipend working in the NIST research laboratories. If you are interested in applying contact, Denise Lorenzetti, Watson School, Director of Career and Alumni Connections.

Students must be undergraduates at a U.S. university or college with a scientific major, have a G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 or better (recommended), and are considering pursuing a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.). Students with physics, material science, chemistry, applied mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors are always encouraged to apply. There may be research opportunities for students with other majors.


Early February

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: At any stage

Graduate: None

Award Type:

Award Period:
Summer (Undergraduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Math, science, engineering

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen or permanent resident

Last Updated:
July 18, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17