The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program is part of one of the IFISC compromises: to offer training for the future generations of researchers in the field of complex systems.

Since 2013 we offer fellowships for introduction to academic research under the supervision of an IFISC researcher. These fellowships are aimed at world-wide undergraduate students of physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology and engineering.

SURF fellows are enrolled in cutting-edge research topics, eventually leading to scientific publications and research prizes. They are also invited to take part in the seminars which occur weekly at the Institute.

Previous calls

SURF 2017


The Selection Committee has decided to award a SURF fellowship to the following candidates:

  1. Bernabé Gómez, Joan - Entanglement generation and distribution through tiled/structures lattices. Advisors: Fernando Galve and Roberta Zambrini
  2. Cavero Lozano, Marta - Modeling and dynamics of the power grid. Advisors: Damià Gomila and Pere Colet
  3. Cunillera Pérez, Alejandro - Anticipated synchronization in Hodgkin-Huxley neuronal circuits. Advisor: Claudio R. Mirasso
  4. Fuster Rullan, Marc - Data Science: the attraction basin of the New York City airports. Advisors: Riccardo Gallotti and Jose Ramasco
  5. Llorenç Giralt, Joaquím - Implementing Neuro-Inspired Information processing in autonomous boolean networks. Advisors: Miguel Soriano and Ingo Fischer
  6. Molero Agudo, Bernat - Berry phases and transport through Majorana devices. Advisor: Llorenç Serra


The candidate must be enrolled in an official university degree and must have passed at least 120 ECTS of his/her degree. This call requires a minimum average qualification of 6/10.

Dedication and financial support

Fellowships have assigned a total research work of 150 hours, equivalent to four weeks working full time. Each fellowship provides 600 Euros for students living in Mallorca and 900 Euros otherwise. Students living outside Mallorca can apply for a travel grant that in any case cannot exceed 500 Euros.

Starting date and duration

The research work can be developed between June 15 and July 31 (2017).


The deadline for sending the application is May 1 (2017).


  • Call for SURF 2017 @IFISC fellowships
  • (Annex) List of available projects
  • Official Resolution SURF@IFISC
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