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Chemistry REU Programs for both National and International Students

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The Department of Chemistry offers two summer research programs for undergraduates:

•National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU)

•i-REU: Research Experience of International Undergraduate Students

Summer Research—NSF REU

Rochester is a site for the NSF REU program, providing funding for a number of students every summer. As required by NSF policy, the program is open only to domestic students, and preference will be given to students from schools that do not have a PhD program in chemistry. Underrepresented minority students and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Summer research students have their own research problem, a specific faculty advisor, and a specific day-to-day graduate student or postdoctoral mentor. Everybody participates in a weekly group meeting, reporting to each other on their research projects and results in oral, poster, and written form.

International REU Students:

Summer Research Fellowship program for international students (i-REU). This highly competitive program is designed to provide young promising undergraduates in Chemistry from all over the world the opportunity to conduct first class research for 8-10 weeks at the University of Rochester. The program is meant for outstanding students that intend to enter into a PhD program in any area of Chemistry in the Fall of 2018 or earlier.

The standard period of the i-REU program is from May 30 to August 4. Alternative starting dates within the summer period will be considered in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis.

Through the program, participants receive a weekly stipend of $450 (~$1800/month), health insurance during their stay, and up to $1000 toward travel costs. The program also covers any associated registration and tuition fees. The stipend is meant to cover living expenses (room and board) during your stay in Rochester. Through the International Student and Global Engagement Office, we will assist you in securing on-campus housing and a US Visa to conduct research at the University of Rochester.
accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 2/14/2018
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Program Dates: 5/29/2018 - 8/3/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Rochester (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:

Analytical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Laser Science & Technology
Materials Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry
Molecular Chemistry
Nuclear Physics
Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 1/26/2018
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