The Symposium Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) program provides an opportunity for outstanding students, both new to the university and current, to extend their educational experience and academic passion beyond the classroom.

Selected student fellows are:

  • immediately matched with a distinguished faculty mentor in the chosen field of study.
  • engaged in a research project that is of mutual interest between the student and faculty.
  • provided with a $1,000 stipend to support their project, in addition to their accepted scholarship amount ($500 in fall and $500 in winter term of the award year).
  • awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal.
  • featured in EMU’s distinguished Undergraduate Symposium as a culminating experience.

Meet Four of Our Very First Fellows

Jason Grigsby

Electronic Media and Film Studies



Matthew Gudenau

Construction Management


Nicole Brown

Social Work