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2019-20 SURF Applications Now Open! 

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Welcome to the Stanford US-Russia Forum, the world's only independent organization for students dedicated to cultivating US-Russia cooperation in spheres of mutual interest. 

SURF is now accepting applications for its 2019-20 program. Selected delegates will begin their collaborative research projects in September and travel to Moscow, Russia, in November for the Opening Conference, where they will meet leading figures in government, business and academia for critical input on their research. This opening conferece will also include a visit to the Siberian city of Tyumen. The year will conclude with research presentations at the April Capstone Conference at Stanford University as well as meetings in Washington, D.C. and a trip to the historic Russian settlement in California, Fort Ross. 

For more information about SURF and our program, please take the time to explore our website, including the section on frequently asked questions (FAQ). If you have a question about your application please write to us using the contact page. 



2018-19 Program

Click here to learn more about SURF's collaborative research process and conferences in Moscow and Stanford.

Our Speakers

SURF Delegates hear from many notable speakers. Click here to see a list of selected past speakers.

Our Delegates

SURF recruits some of the best and brightest young leaders in Russia and the US. Click here to see a few of them and to learn what it takes to join our ranks. 

Fort Ross

Learn about our partnership and service work with Fort Ross, a historic 19th century Russian settlement on the California coast.