CCS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

2022 Program Information

College of Creative Studies (CCS) summer fellowships are key to undergraduate experiential learning at CCS. Providing UCSB CCS students in all eight majors the opportunity to conduct research, produce original creative work, or innovate entrepreneurial-focused projects guided by UC Santa Barbara faculty, awardees are selected by each major’s program committee.

The 2022 application period is now closed. A stipend of $4,000 is provided for a 10-week project period and can be used for any needs to support summer research or creative activities including project-related or living expenses. Awards will be credited to awardees’ BARC accounts starting in early July.

Applicants must be UCSB College of Creative Studies students in strong academic standing to be eligible. For more on eligibility and other details, please see documentation in the Program Information box on this page.

Awardees are expected to report the results of their experience via their required deliverables, including participation in our annual undergraduate conference, RACA-CON.

For more information see the 2022 Program Information documentation linked on this page. For any questions, please reach out to CREATE@CCS.UCSB.EDU.

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