The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the University of California, Irvine, provides funding for UCI undergraduates from all disciplines who are conducting summer research projects or creative activities under the guidance of UCI faculty members. The program offers students the opportunity to become immersed in a research topic for a full-time ten-week period or the equivalence of 400 hours. SURP Fellows will receive a $3,000 stipend. SURP will be administered by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) in the Division of Undergraduate Education.

SURP is open to all non-graduating UCI undergraduates who are in good academic standing and who have been involved in a faculty-mentored research project or creative activity for at least one quarter. The Call for Proposals is issued in the spring quarter of each academic year. Proposals should be prepared by the student applicant and jointly submitted by the student and a faculty member. Proposals will be reviewed by the UROP Faculty Advisory Board. 

SURP Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Funds will be awarded directly to the Fellows in the form of stipends. Requests can be for less than $3,000 if other funding sources are contributing to the student’s summer stipend. These funds are not intended to support such expenditures as the purchase of research-related materials and supplies. Requests for such items can be submitted in response to UROP’s regular Spring Call for Proposals. Students receiving adequate funding from departmental or other sources, can submit an application for a SURP Honorary Fellowship.

Students who receive the SURP Fellowship can enroll in summer courses, upon receiving approval from their faculty mentors, and as long as they meet the 400-hour minimum requirement of the fellowship.