Sycamore Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Are you interested in research and hands-on learning? The Sycamore Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) enables students to work alongside faculty doing hands-on research. To be eligible for consideration, students must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

1. $2,500 * award for fall semester
2. Fifteen (15) awards available
3. Not renewable, but funded research positions may be available for subsequent semesters
4. Admission to ISU deadline: February 1
5. Open to Indiana and out-of-state residents
6. Not open to international, online-only, or returning ISU students

All incoming freshmen who are admitted to the University by February 1 and meet the criteria listed below will be eligible to apply for this scholarship. To be awarded this scholarship, students must be entering ISU fall.

  • Students selected for this award will enroll in a special section of UNIV 299, guaranteeing them a semester-long research experience. In addition, students will have opportunities for continued research.

You have opportunities to be a SURFer in a variety of subject areas-this is not specific to certain majors.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe any significant research experiences you’ve already had in or outside of the classroom and how that will apply to your major/program at Indiana State.
  2. Tell us about a time where you solved a problem or challenge through research. Document the process step by step.