McDonough School of Business

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Ssalome Mikadze

Each summer, the McDonough Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) offers students the opportunity to apply for a grant to conduct original research of their choice. Those receiving the grant are awarded up to $6,000 for a 12 week research project to be completed during the summer.

Students connect with faculty members to investigate topics that are related to business but may also be interdisciplinary in nature. By working one-on-one with a faculty advisor, students learn how to use the research process to inform a real problem.

Upon completion of the research project, students present their findings in a forum open to the entire Georgetown community and have their research papers, posters, or video presentations published on our website.

Applications for SURF 2024 are now closed. Please review our 2024 SURF information session to learn more about the program, and check back later for updates.

2024 SURF Program

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024

Please contact Dr. Justin Smith, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, with any questions.

Explore our archives of previous SURF projects and posters.

*Please note that the SURF program is only available to current McDonough undergraduate students.