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Information on the Application, Eligibility and Contract Screens for the L&S and Rose Hills Independent and Rose Hills Experience Fellowships are located here

Application deadline: 2/25/15

About the Program

*****The SURF application is now open! *****

(Scholarship Management System  provided by WizeHive).  

 Start at least the eligibility and obligation parts of it to know you're on track and so we can communicate with you, and then start showing us your drafts!  We can also help you find a professor/lab to work with. Advisors' office hour sign ups here.  

Application Deadline:  February 25, 2015


The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship/L&S program (SURF/L&S) allows UC Berkeley undergraduates in the College of Letters and Science to spend the summer doing concentrated research in preparation for a senior thesis. About forty fellows will be funded in 2015, receiving $4250.  Please start and save the application so we can guide you.

The SURF/Rose Hills fellowship ($6K) allows UC Berkeley students in certain math, science, and engineering majors (L&S, CNR, COE, C. Chem) to immerse themselves in full-time summer research; independent research for juniors or graduating seniors ; or faculty-initiated research for sophomores or juniors. With generous support from The Rose Hills Foundation, 42 students will receive a total of $6,000 each.


The SURF conference will take place on August 20-21, 2015, in Valley Life Science Building.  Take a peek at last year's conference program to get an idea of what the 2015 conference will be like. ... more

Meet Our SURF & Rose Hills Fellows

Development of New KIR and HLA Genotyping Method

Wesley Marin : Biochemistry

The amount of genomic information being gathered in the NCBI Sequence Read Archive (NCBI SRA) has been increasing exponentially over the past 8 years. Although the volume of genomic data being stored has recently reached the 2000 terabyte mark, methods for analyzing these data have struggled to keep pace, especially in the area of reinterpreting sequence for highly variable genomic regions. My honors thesis work will focus on development of new methods for immunogenetic data analysis, creating interoperable systems based on publicly available data. This summer’s project involves the integration of the PING software tool, developed by Dr. Paul Norman, Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University and Dr. Jill Hollenbach, Assistant Professor at UCSF, with the NCBI SRA and the Immuno... Read More