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NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) (virtual 2021 summer session)

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission.

Program is to support two locations:

  • Gaithersburg, MD
  • Boulder, CO

February 5th  and February 10th (@ Noon E.T.)

The SURF vacancy announcement closes soon. If you wish to attend a virtual virtual session to learn more about the SURF Program and get answers to your questions, send an e-mail to for details. Your e-mail must be received 24 hours before the scheduled session.

2021 SURF Announcement is posted.

The NIST SURF Program is going virtual for the 2021 Summer. To be considered for virtual opportunities sponsored by the Boulder and/or  Gaithersburg sites, applicants must apply at the following websites: 

-SURF Boulder: Click here
-SURF Gaithersburg: Click here

The announcement closes on February 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM (ET). If you have questions about SURF, please contact Dr. Brandi Toliver at