CCS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

2023 SURF Application & Info


SURF Application 2023


The CCS summer fellowships play a vital role in facilitating experiential learning for undergraduate students at the College of Creative Studies. These fellowships offer UCSB CCS students from all eight majors the chance to engage in research, create original works of art, or develop entrepreneurial projects under the guidance of UC Santa Barbara faculty members. The selection of awardees is made by the program committee of each major.

We're excited to announce that applications for the 2023 SURF program are now being accepted! To apply, simply follow the link provided in the "2023 SURF Application & Information" box, which will take you to the easy-to-use DocuSign platform. Additionally, within the same box, you can preview a sample of the application, as well as access information on program requirements and timelines. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Awardees of the CCS summer fellowships are expected to share the results of their experience through required deliverables, including participation in our annual undergraduate conference, RACA-CON.

Please keep in mind that eligibility for the program requires applicants to be current UCSB College of Creative Studies students in good academic standing. Students may only receive one Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship during their time at CCS, and graduating seniors are not eligible to receive an award. We encourage interested students to review the program requirements and timeline carefully to ensure they meet all eligibility criteria before submitting their applications.

Check out what some past fellowship recipients had to say about the program. 

"...This was just the perfect mix of something that I have never actually been able to pursue, but was always interested in." 

- Aaron Peng, CCS Physics

"The fellowship is an opportunity to take a project and go big with it."

- Sam Rankin, CCS Art

"...Opened my mind to the way things can be innovated."

- Alex Cicconi-Kasper, CCS Computing