A program of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

About the Program

The SURF Program is made up of four different fellowships:

Each fellowship has particular eligibility requirements, and each fellowship has certain obligations that fellows agree to if they receive the award. 

The application deadline for SURF summer 2019 will be February 21, 2019 . The application instructions and forms are available under the apply tabs of this website. To best understand the program and prepare a quality application we encourage you to:

  • attend an info session before applying. See "Resources" Tab for info sessions specifics or the OURS calendar
  • attend a workshop on how to write a research proposal. See OURS calendar for time and place.
  • You are also encouraged to meet with the SURF advisors to discuss your project and application. Starting in January, sign up for Brittany (STEM) or TBD (Social Science / Humanities) via the advisor information under the "Resources" tab. 

The SURF L&S fellowship allows UC Berkeley undergraduates in the College of Letters and Science to spend the summer doing concentrated research in preparation for a... more

Meet Our SURF & Rose Hills Fellows

Language Revitalization: Thinking By Design

Cecelia Di Mino : Linguistics

Indigenous language revitalization (LR) work comes from the heart. Whether done by a documentary linguist or an indigenous community member, LR is a labor of love, usually done in someone’s spare time, with little to no financial compensation. While their linguistic and/or cultural knowledge may be vast, such individuals usually lack pedagogy training and experience. As the nature of LR work is already immense and taxing, providing its practitioners with a structured but adaptable program detailing how best to implement the pedagogical aspects of LR would be a major innovation. My SURF project develops one such program.

I am collaborating with a UCB documentary linguist/language revitalization expert as well as a UCB theatre professional. Through a series of workshops, we will... Read More