Student Applicants

Program Details

The Murley SURF program in chemistry at Millersville University is a rigorous summer research fellowship and requires a faculty mentor sponsor. Summer 2024 applications are due Tuesday, March 19th. Program qualifications to apply are as follows:

  • Students must have a 3.5 GPA (or higher) at the time of application to the Murley SURF program.
  • Students must have 45 earned credits at the time of application to the Murley SURF program.
  • Students must obtain the permission of a faculty mentor to pursue the fellowship through the summer.
  • Students must fill out an application, to be submitted to Dr. Dan Albert

The program involves a significant time and effort commitment on the part of the student, and compensates the student accordingly.

  • Students are committed to 10 weeks of the summer, and are compensated $6,000.
  • Students are registered for 3 credits of research for the summer, to be paid by the fellowship.
  • Students are provided $1,500 for supplies and travel to present their work. 
  • Students must provide a brief biography to be posted to the Murley SURF website
  • Students must coordinate with their faculty advisor on a project for the summer. 
  • Students must submit a formal research report to their mentor at the end of the summer, due 1 week after the completion of the program.  
  • Students must present during the fall speaker seminar series for the department on their research findings. 
  • Students must present their research at the National American Chemical Society Meeting (fall or spring) and at Made in Millersville. 

Murley SURF Program Home

The home page for the Murley SURF program



Information about faculty mentors that are participating in the fellowship

Faculty Mentors