The application deadline for SURF 2020 is February 20, 2020. The SURF-SMART Mentor projects will be posted February 1, 2020.

Please come to one of our info sessions, starting back up again in January 2020.

For those of you thinking of applying for summer 2020, we strongly encourage you to do all of the following this fall and winter:

  • Attend one of our SURF info sessions
  • Closely read through this website so that you fully understand the eligibility requirements for SURF, and the specifications for the specific SURF-SMART project you are applying to
  • Beginning in January, make an appointment with the appropriate SURF advisor to discuss your application 
  • You may not apply to other SURF applicant pools if you are applying to SURF-SMART

Instructions for Applying to SURF-SMART: 

  • The SURF-SMART projects will be posted to this website February 1, 2020. You will indicate in your application essay which project you are applying to.
  • Download the SURF-SMART Application Essay form found below. This form will be available in February 2020. As you work on this form you should discuss it with a trusted guide and/or SURF staff member. Ultimately, the form will be saved as a PDF and uploaded as part of your application. 
  • Upload your CV or resume to the application form, which will be available February 1. 
  • The application link will be available in February. You will have to be logged into UC Berkeley Bmail (your campus email account) to see and use the link. Use this link to submit your completed application including relevant information and uploading the required documents that we request.  
  • You are not required to submit a letter of recommendation with your application. 


Application Checklist:  

  • SURF-SMART application essay, in pdf format
  • Your cv or resume, in pdf format