McDonough School of Business
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 $3,000 for a 6 week research project or 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 to our website. Students also receive the following notation on their transcript: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, along with the year they participated in the program.

Information sessions for the 2023 SURF Program:

Applications for the 2023 SURF program are due on March 13, 2023.

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

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