Program Overview 

SURE is a 10-week summer research program designed to attract qualified under-represented minority and women students into graduate school in the fields of engineering and science. As one of the longest running summer research programs in the country, SURE has a proud legacy of helping students enter into graduate programs, especially at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Each summer, approximately 40 students of at least junior-level undergraduate standing are recruited on a nationwide basis and paired with both a faculty and a graduate student mentor to undertake research projects in the College of ComputingCollege of Engineering, and College of Sciences.

Three students engaged in a poster session presentation.

Program applicant eligibility

  • Rising juniors and rising seniors from any U.S. based college of university (who will not have graduated by May 2023) in a computing, engineering, science, or other technology major.

  • Should have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better.
  • Should have not yet completed a Bachelor's degree.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Women, underrepresented minorities, as well as students with community college experience or those attending institutions with limited opportunities for undergraduate research, are encouraged to apply (See National Science Foundation definition of under-represented minority)
  • Prior research experience is desirable but not required. 
  • Interested in attending graduate school

Program highlights include

  • 10 weeks of undergraduate research
  • On campus housing
  • $6000 stipend (that will cover most meals, ground transportation, round-trip travel, on-campus parking, baggage fees, and the stipend)
  • Weekly professional development and graduate school preparation seminars
  • Industry visits
  • Graduate student and faculty mentoring
  • Social activities


  • Oral and poster research presentations
  • Draft of a personal statement due on or before the final research symposium

* Please note all students must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

GT SURE Atlanta 2024 Program Flyer
File last updated Oct 10, 2023.
GT Europe SURE 2024 Program Flyer
File last updated Oct 10, 2023.
Five students standing together for a photo.


SURE is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, Intel Corporation and other federal and corporate sponsors.

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