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  • Mansel Adelbert Nelson
    Perhaps you know of students who might be interested in this opportunity? mlq Program Number: 78060 Title: Summer Undergraduate Research
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 6, 2010
      Perhaps you know of students who might be interested in this opportunity? mlq

      Program Number: 78060

      Title: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)-- Boulder Programs

      Sponsor: National Institute of Standards & Technology/Technology Administration/DOC


      The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) NIST Boulder program is soliciting applications in the areas of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Chemical Science and Technology, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Information Technology.

      Deadline(s): 02/16/2010

      Established Date: 01/16/2004

      Follow-Up Date: 12/01/2010

      Review Date: 01/05/2010

      Contact: Ms. Cynthia Kotary

      Address: 325 Broadway

      Mail Stop 104

      Boulder, CO 80305-3328


      E-mail: kotary@...<mailto:kotary@...>

      Web Site: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-29823.htm

      Program URL: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=T78MLDfBgkQR22sPsbnQC7F1h86Kc42Jvpy52QWyW8GQSDfL1l2c!-1299818899?oppId=50881&mode=VIEW

      Tel: 303-497-3319


      Deadline Ind: Receipt

      Deadline Open: No

      Award Type(s): Fellowship


      Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:

      U.S. Permanent Resident

      U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)

      Any/No Restrictions

      Locations Tenable: U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

      Appl Type(s): Colleges/Universities

      Target Group(s): NONE

      Funding Limit: $0 SEEBELOW

      Duration: 12 WEEK(s)

      Indirect Costs: No

      Cost Sharing: No

      Sponsor Type: Federal

      Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS

      CFDA#: 11.609


      The SURF program will provide an opportunity for the NIST laboratories and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to join in a partnership to encourage outstanding undergraduate students to pursue careers in science and engineering. The program will provide research opportunities for students to work with internationally known NIST scientists, to expose them to cutting-edge research and promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering. SURF NIST Boulder will work with appropriate department chairs, outreach coordinators, and directors of multi-disciplinary academic organizations to identify outstanding undergraduates who would benefit from off-campus summer research in a world-class scientific environment. The objective of the SURF NIST Boulder program is to build a mutually beneficial relationship between the student, the college or university, and NIST. NIST is one of the nation's premiere research institutions for the physical and engineering sciences and, as the lead Federal agency for technology transfer, it provides a strong interface between government, industry and academia. NIST embodies a special science culture, developed from a large and well-equipped research staff that enthusiastically blends programs that address the immediate needs of industry with longer-term research that anticipates future needs. This occurs in few other places and enables the Electronics and Electrical Engineering Lab (EEEL), the Chemical Science and Technology Lab (CSTL), the Physics Lab (PL), the Materials Science and Engineering Lab (MSEL), and the Information Technology Lab (ITL) to offer unique research and training opportunities for undergraduates, providing them a research-rich environment and exposure to state-of-the-art equipment.


      Applications for participation in the Boulder SURF program are accepted only from colleges or universities and not from individual students. The program is open to United States citizens or permanent residents. New applicants must be undergraduates at a U.S. university or college with a technical major, a G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 or better is recommended.


      The SURF NIST Boulder Programs are anticipated to run from May 24, 2010 through August 6, 2010; adjustments may be made to accommodate specific academic schedules (e.g., some 11-week cooperative agreements shifted to begin after the regular start in order to accommodate institutions operating on quarter systems). The actual number of awards made under this announcement will depend on the proposed budgets and the availability of funding. For the SURF NIST Boulder Programs described in this notice, it is expected that individual awards to institutions will be $8000 stipends, not salaries. The SURF NIST Boulder Programs will not authorize funds for indirect costs or fringe benefits. The stipend of $8000 includes a fellowship of $4000 plus $3500 for all expenses associated with travel and subsistence. Once they receive their awards, college and university grant recipients are expected to provide the full stipend to participating students in one lump sum before May 24, 2010, the start of the SURF NIST Boulder Programs. NIST will disburse funds to college and university awardees via the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) system. SOURCE: Federal Register (12/15/09). Vol. 74, No. 239, pp. 66291-96; Grants.gov


      KEYWORDS: Materials Engineering

      Chemical Sciences

      Materials Sciences


      Electrical Engineering/Electronics

      Information Technology



      MaryLynn Quartaroli, EdD
      Nexus Math/Science NAU Project Director
      Northern Arizona University
      Box 5774
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011
      ph: 928-523-1026
      fax: 928-523-1929
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