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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 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 fill out the eligibility screen here 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.

 

Additional benefits of both programs

In addition to receiving funding, each summer fellow will be assigned to a research cluster, which will meet weekly... more

Meet Our SURF & Rose Hills Fellows

Losing My Religion: Evidence of Religious Doubt and Anxiety in Black Plague Literature from 1553 to 1603

Caitlin Lowe : English, Latin American Studies (minor)

King Henry VIII’s split with the Catholic Church in 1534 brought about the social and political turmoil known as the English Reformation. This religiously tumultuous time period was made more challenging by a resurgence of the Black Death. In order to study the social, political, and emotional responses to the politically imposed mass religious conversion of England during the English Reformation, I plan to research Early Modern print books that involve the Bubonic Plague. I'm asking the questions, how can literature be used to express doubt in a society ruled by religion and what textual themes arise in order to psychologically and theologically rationalize mass catastrophe? To answer these questions I will read testimonials, dialogues, pamphlets, and prayer books on EEBO. My study of... Read More