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Summer Research Opportunities

The National Science Foundation lists chemistry summer research opportunities at universities.
The American Chemical Society list internships at companies.
The listings below are from programs that have contacted Beloit directly looking for participants.

Harvard Forest Summer Research Program
We are offering an exciting summer program for undergraduate students to collaborate with scientists conducting ecological research. The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is an opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harvest, wildlife dynamics, and species diversity. Researchers come from many disciplines, and specific projects center on population and community ecology, paleoecology, land-use history, biochemistry, soil science, ecophysiology, atmosphere-biosphere exchanges?, landscape modeling, and data provenance?.

Harvard Forest is located in the town of Petersham, in Western Massachusetts.
Stipend of $5775 for the 11-week session
Free furnished housing at Fisher House or Raup House
Free full meal plan
Travel reimbursement for one round trip to the Harvard Forest campus
Application Deadline is Friday, February 2, 2018, 9:00AM EST

For more information and application see

Illinois Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The program will run for 10 weeks, May 29 – August 3, 2018.

We particularly seek students who have not previously conducted research, are members of underrepresented groups (including women), or are first-generation college attendees.  Students who have completed coursework at the sophomore to junior level by June 1, 2018 are our intended scholarship recipients.  Because of high demand for our program in prior years, applicants should be planning to obtain a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry or related fields between January 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020.

The scholarship provides:
*$5,000 stipend for a ten-week stay in our department
*Housing at Europa House in Urbana, within walking distance to the Department of Chemistry and the rest of the campus
*Round trip travel cost (up to $800)

Students should have at least two semesters of organic chemistry lecture and laboratory. They should also be inclined to pursue graduate studies in chemistry.  Applications may be made at the website  For detailed information about the research areas of individual faculty members, please see

Deadline: February 16, 2018.   Letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline.  (The application link will be down for maintenance from Dec. 22 Ė Jan. 2.)

Alison Fout, REU Program Director
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

We want you to be aware of an exciting opportunity for students to engage in research at MIT as part of our summer 2018 Amgen Scholars Program. Undergraduates will participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students admitted to this program will conduct full-time research, attend seminars and workshops, present their research, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and attend a mid-summer symposium at UCLA. Twenty undergraduates, 15 visiting students and 5 MIT students, will be admitted to the program. Participants will be paid $4,500 for the summer, receive on-campus housing, a food allowance, and visiting Scholars will be provided travel to/from Boston. See our flyer. More information can also be found at We hope you will share this opportunity with your students and we look forward to receiving their application!
Thank you,
MIT Amgen Scholars Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(617) 253-7306

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program at Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL)

ORNL is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Areas of research include advanced materials, clean energy, national security, neutron science, nuclear science, and supercomputing. Visit http://www.yout to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers a great int ernship experience!
• 10-weeks (June 4-August 10) engaged in a research project under the direction of a laboratory scientist/engineer
• Career development workshops/lab tours
• $500 per week stipend and limited t ravel reimbursement/housing allowance for those who qualify
To be eligible, you must:
• Be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. institution AND have completed at least one year as an undergraduate (at the time of application)*
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
• Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
•Please note- the internship requires a full-time (at least 40 hours per week) commitment onsittt at ORNL In Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Some students find It reasonable to take online or evening classes during the course
of the internship. Undergraduate credits obtained In high school cannot be applied to meet the minimum one-year completion requirement
Application deadline: January 12, 2018 5:00PM ET
Apply online now at
Email for questions or additional information.

REU/Lando Program at the University of Minnesota.
Undergraduate research has a long and proud history in our department and is strongly supported. See

Applicants are accepted from those students who are presently in their sophomore or junior year of undergraduate studies in chemistry or closely related fields.
All students who fulfill these requirements are eligible to apply to the NSF/REU and the Lando Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
The online application is available at:
The deadline for completion and submission of the application for the summer of 2018 is February 1, 2018.

Each Chemistry Summer Research Fellow will receive a stipend of approximately $7400 to perform research over 10 weeks under direction of a chemistry faculty member on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.  The program also includes weekly lunches with faculty, a poster session, and various professional and social events (e.g. visits to companies, museums, and amusement parks). All fellows will be given the opportunity to live on campus for the duration of the program at a cost of approximately $1900.

Program Dates: June 4 –August 10, 2018. All appointments will be made within the time frame of June-August, with the first Monday in June reserved as a move-in day.  Therefore, all travel arrangements may be made accordingly.  If you require housing for a short period of time before the program commences or after the program has concluded, please contact the program director:

Nick Erickson

Note: Beloit students have done this program.

Organic Chemistry at University of Illinois
Work with some of our Illinois faculty for a 10-week period over the summer. In addition, last year we inaugurated a parallel Chemical Biology Scholarship for students with interests in applying organic chemistry principles to the creation and characterization of biological molecules. Candidates must be nominated by the Beloit Department so if interested let faculty know. Only domestic or Canadian students (or international students with a pre-sponsored visa) are eligible for these scholarships. Each scholarship provides the student with the following: $5,000 stipend for a 10-week stay in our department (Tues., May 29-Fri., Aug. 3, 2018) $750 for research expenses to the hosting laboratory travel to/from Urbana, reimbursed as allowable per University of Illinois policy student housing (pre-arranged and paid by our department); meals are not included.


Nominated students must have completed at least two semesters of organic chemistry lecture and two chemistry-related laboratory courses by the time the scholarship begins. This means that in most circumstances, the student will have at least sophomore standing, and we prefer nomination of juniors. Nominees should be committed to pursuing graduate studies in organic chemistry or chemical biology. Students with senior standing will not be considered. The deadline for 2018 Snyder Scholar and Chemical Biology Scholar nominations is January 5, 2018. By this deadline, please have you or another faculty member in your department send the following two items to ∑ Prepared by the student: a single PDF file that includes the following information in this order: (i) CV/resume, (ii) unofficial transcript, and (iii) brief statement of research interests ∑ Prepared by the faculty nominator: a confidential letter of recommendation also in PDF format Within the studentís research statement, the student should state explicitly the names of several Illinois faculty members whose research interests them. A list of our chemistry faculty available to host 2018 Snyder Scholars and Chemical Biology Scholars is given on the accompanying document, along with brief descriptions of their research and a link to each labís website.

North Carolina State University
NSF REU at the Interface of Computa6ons and Experiments (ICE) 2018

The NCSU Chemistry Department invites rising sophomore-junior students from primarily undergraduate insItuIons (PUIs), to engage in one of many possible independent research topics that combine experimental techniques and computaIonal methods at our department in Raleigh, NC.
Program Details
- 10 week program, approximately May 29 to August 3
- Receive $4,500 and free on-campus housing
- Travel assistance available
- Projects are interdisciplinary and this year will include a computaIonal component
- Take part in a number of training workshops and seminars
- Get trained with state-of-the-art equipment in our NMR, Mass Spec, Laser FaciliIes and Biological Instrumental FaciliIes
- Present your research at a campus wide poster symposium
- Gain valuable communicaIon experience

For more informaIon, contact Profs Elon Ison, Elena Jakubikova or Reza Ghiladi at
Application Deadline March 01, 2018

DAAD Scholarships and Grants

RISE Germany is a 8-12 week summer internship program for undergraduates in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, and computer science. Bachelor students receive the opportunity to work with researchers at universities and research institutions across Germany. The working language is English. Apply by Dec 15th.
For information see

Note: Beloit students have done this program.

The Chemistry Department at the University of North Texas invites applications for our Summer 2018 NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program. The ten-week program will begin May 29 (arriving May 27). Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, and housing will be provided. Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located in the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. If you are interested, please submit your application, personal statement, transcripts and two letters of recommendation to us by Thursday, February 15, 2018. Application forms and additional information can be found on our webpage:

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you,
Shawn Adams
UNT Chemistry REU Program Coordinator
1155 Union Circle, #305070
Denton, TX 76203
Tel: 940-565-4372
Fax: 940-565-4318

Note: Beloit students have done this program.

ACS Nuclear Chemistry Summer Schools
W e are seeking curious and highly motivated students with strong science backgrounds. If selected, these students receive an all-expenses paid opportunity to complete a 6 week summer course in Nuclear and Radiochemistry in either CA or NY. They also earn hours (tuition paid) of undergraduate chemistry credit through either San Jose State University or SUNY-Stony Brook. Selected students also receive a stipend of $4,000. Information and an on-line application form can also be found on the web at:

Candidates should be undergraduates with an interest in nuclear science who are presently in their sophomore or junior year of study at a US college or university. They should have completed at least two years of chemistry, one year of physics and one year of calculus. Applicants must be US citizens.

The deadline for applications is February, 1 2018.

Sincerely yours,
J. David Robertson National Director,
ACS Summer Schools in Nuclear and Radiochemistry
Department of Chemistry University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Note: Beloit students have done this program.

Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students. Questions about these programs can be directed to Carol Casey at or (626) 395-2887.

The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech. The program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally or financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or have DACA status. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. Competitive applicants will have prior research experience and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech's research areas. Support: WAVE Fellows will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program and an additional $500 housing/travel supplement. Application: Online applications are due January 12, 2018. For more information, visit

AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, medical engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry. Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the US at time of application, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $6000 award, round-trip air transportation, campus housing, and a food allowance. Application: Online applications are due February 15, 2018. For more information, please visit