Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum (SURF)

Provides platform for Russian and American university students to work together on some of the most important issues our nations face today.

SURF is a platform for Russian and American university students to work together on some of the most important issues our nations face today. The working group format fosters consensus-building and leverages a cooperation-based approach to produce innovative solutions. Research themes include topics in international relations, the sciences, business and entrepreneurship, regional and humanitarian issues, and others.

The program covers most expenses, including housing and local transportation. Participants are responsible for covering flight and visa costs. There is no registration or participation fee for our program.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Responsibilities

Participants travel to Moscow for a five-day conference in the fall, conduct collaborative research with their working group peers over the academic year, and ultimately present their work at a capstone conference at Stanford University in the spring.

Eligibility Requirements

SURF welcomes applications from graduate, professional, and undergraduate students in all academic disciplines and majors, regardless of prior exposure to Russia or the United States.

Application Process

Apply at https://usrussia.stanford.edu/apply

Applications for the 2018-2019 program will open in spring 2018.