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Undergraduate Program

Summer Programs

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

REUPosterSession2016Summer 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.

For specific examples of research projects, see the 2017 poster titles (PDF) of students who participated in a recent summer.

Discussions of careers, graduate work, and scientific ethics are also part of the experience.

Dates, Applications, and Deadlines

The 2018 program will run from May 29 to August 3.

To apply, fill out one of the following applications and submit it to

Applications are due February 14, 2018.   The department accepts all application by mail, email or fax. 
Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Please note this program is only open to US citizens and permanent residents. If you are an international student interested in doing summer research at Rochester please see the summer fellowship program for international undergraduate students.


For more information, please contact:

Professor Thomas R. Krugh
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0216

Chemistry REU Program
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0216
Fax: (585) 276-0205