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SURF NIST Boulder program


Friday, February 13, 2015


Applications consist of two parts: (1) The student's university must submit a grant proposal that provides details about its academic program and must nominate one or more students. Inclusion of a narrative on each student is strongly encouraged. (2) Students must provide copies of their transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a letter of intent or personal statement. The letter should contain information that helps the review committee make an informed decision about the student, such as why the student wants to participate in the SURF NIST Boulder program and what areas of NIST research interest the student.

The NIST headquarters site in Gaithersburg, Maryland, also operates a SURF program with a distinctly separate application. Students are encouraged to review research opportunities in the Gaithersburg SURF program. An application for one SURF program does not constitute an application for the other.

The names of contacts at schools that have participated in SURF in the past are availablehere. Students may contact these school representatives about submitting part 1 of the application (see above) to SURF NIST Boulder.

The SURF NIST Boulder program will run from May 18 through July 31, 2015; adjustments will be made to accommodate specific academic schedules (e.g., quarter systems).

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