The SURF program, one of several faculty-mentored research opportunities within Experiential
Education, provides opportunities for University of New Haven undergraduates from
any major to conduct in-depth, hands-on research under the mentorship of a faculty
member. Participants gain experience in a range of areas including project planning,
budget management, branding research, responsible conduct in research, addressing
challenges and enjoying successes. SURF students form a community of student researchers,
learning from each other and faculty mentors, through group activities, seminars and
dissemination of research results.
Students receive a summer stipend, supply budget, and optional free on-campus housing
during the term of SURF. In addition to being a tremendous learning opportunity that
has a positive impact on academic endeavors in many areas, SURF students have found their
experiences to be valuable for other competitive fellowships, graduate school, and
When launched in 2007 there were 14 participants accepted into the program. This
number has consistently risen, peaking by Summer 2015 with 50 participants representing
a range of majors from each of the colleges. Through a competitive application process
more than 240 students have participated in SURF since its inception.
The SURF program appreciates support from our generous donors.
KEY DATES FOR 2017 SURF PROGRAM:
SURF Program: May 31st - August 4th
Here you can view what current students are working.
Here you can view some of the papers written since the inception of the SURF program
Find out what the SURF alumni are up to.