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The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience is an opportunity for students to be paired with a faculty member for one-on-one mentoring during the summer. S.U.R.E. participants will spend 10 to 12 on-campus hours per week with a mentor over five to 10 weeks learning how to conduct a research study. Students will attend several seminars with other participants to broaden their knowledge of various topics and will create and present a poster at the conclusion of S.U.R.E. and at a Showcase SFA event.

Program Guidelines & Stipends

Formal S.U.R.E. activities will be scheduled during the second summer term, but work on individual projects may start as early as the spring semester or first summer term.

Faculty members will lead discussions for at least one of the weekly meetings (if applicable) and will receive a maximum $1,300 stipend including departmental matches.

Students will receive a minimum $500 scholarship applied to the fall tuition bill with a possible match from the department, depending on available funds. Students must enroll in the fall semester following their S.U.R.E. project to receive the scholarship.

Up to $500 is available for supplies. Recipients are encouraged to request matching funds from their department.

Learn more about the SURE program.

Application Information

Summer 2023 Application:

The application is available to download online and is due by Feb. 10, 2023. Completed applications should be submitted to the College of Sciences and Mathematics Dean’s Office, located inside the Cole STEM Building, Suite 406.

As part of the mentoring process, students should be involved in the development of the applications.

2023 Posters

Explore the presentations below from our 2023 S.U.R.E. participants. Click on a poster to read the abstract and watch the poster pitch.

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College of Sciences and Mathematics
Dean's Office


Physical Address:
Cole STEM Building
Suite 406

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13034, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962