St. Joseph’s University, New York’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program is now accepting applications.
Through 5 p.m. on March 31, students can apply for a chance to receive $4,000 while they complete a faculty-mentored 10-week summer research project.
“Research opens a whole new avenue for students with any degree in general,” said Andrea Stadler, Ph.D., associate chair and associate professor of chemistry, as well as director of undergraduate research at the Long Island Campus. “It helps them realize the other things you can do with your degree. Just sitting in a lecture, they don’t always get that.”
The SURF program is open to students of all disciplines from both the Brooklyn and Long Island campuses. Recipients will conduct their research and then present at the Student Research Symposium the following spring.
“One of the barriers our students have in conducting research is a lack of time because, in addition to a full-time college schedule, many also must take part-time (and sometimes full-time) jobs to pay the bills,” said Michael Magee, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and director of undergraduate research at the Brooklyn Campus.
“S.U.R.F. removes this barrier by paying our students a decent hourly wage for working on their research,” Dr. Magee added.