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Applications

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

Unveiling Travel Mode Shift Since the 2007 Beijing Public Transit Fare Reform

Diwen Shen : Economics, Statistics

In 2010, Beijing, China’s capital and second largest city, topped the “World’s Worst Traffic” list by Foreign Policy. Back in 2007, Beijing cut transit fares up to 80% to increase transit ridership and reduce traffic congestion ahead of the Olympics. The purpose of reducing car use was not achieved, but large shifts occurred between usage of non-car travel modes – bicycles, subways and buses. How have urban residents in Beijing, China shifted their primary travel modes since the 2007 Public Transit Fare Reform? Low fare prices have been insufficient for attracting transit demand; other factors such as time, service quality, personal preferences and demographics have been overlooked. Government surveys only record respondents’ means of travel each year but do not track how or why their... Read More