Undergraduate Research Program

We are pleased to announce the Summer 2024 Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). This program provides a unique opportunity for qualified undergraduate students to conduct research at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s campus. This opportunity will provide innovative hands-on experience to work closely with our world-class faculty.

Click here to see the SURP 2024 Project Descriptions


Program Dates

  • The program will last 10 weeks from Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, August 2, 2024.

Poster Sessions

  • At the conclusion of the SURP, all students will present their research to SUNY Poly’s faculty, students, staff, and representatives of its industrial partners at the poster session

Students and faculty mentors can participate in different ways, as outlined below: 

  • SURP-Funded. Students would be paid to do research at minimum wage ($15/hr) for 40- hrs/week. Funds are limited; therefore, faculty will need to apply for these positions. Projects will be selected for funding by the SURP Team and the SUNY Poly Institute (SPI) deans based on: Student interest, research description, and mentoring plans. Although the SURP team will not advertise the positions outside of SPI, it is possible for non-SPI students to be funded by this program.
  • Faculty-Grant Funded SURP. Students are paid from faculty grants. Not counting indirect costs, the cost to faculty would be approximately $6360 for in-state SPI students.
  • Research for Credit. Students can conduct summer research for credit with the faculty mentor listed as the instructor. If a student is not a SUNY Poly student, they would take the credits on a non-matriculated basis.

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for submitting applications to the 2024 SURP program is Friday March 8, 2024.
  • Awardees will be notified via email on or about March 31.
  • Please make sure that the email address listed in the application is current and checked on a regular basis.

Program Details

  • The duration of the SURP is 10 weeks beginning on Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, August 2, 2024.
  • Students must commit to the entire 10 week duration; absences will be excused for illness and family emergency only.

Travel and Lodging 

  • Expenses related to travel, lodging and meals are the responsibility of each student.
  • On-campus housing may be available at the Residence Halls (estimated costs $150-170 per week, depending on unit). 

Application Information

Student Applications will require:

  • Resume
  • GPA
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Listing of top three research positions
  • Statement of Interest (> 100 words)
  • Names of two References, their phone numbers and e-mail addresses

Previous SURP Sessions

View SURP project descriptions (pdf)   |    View SURP Posters (pdf)

Further Information

If you have any questions, please direct them to Professors Asif Ahmed (ahmeda3@sunypoly.edu) or Becky Weldon (weldonr@sunypoly.edu).

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